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My Mom's toe is red and hurts. Can you tell me what it could be?

Thank you for contacting IPFH. We do not provide diagnoses or medical advice on line. There are numerous conditions that could be causing the symptoms you describe. The best thing your mom can do is to consult her primary care physician or a foot health specialist. A medical professional can examine the toe and provide a diagnosis. Once that is done he or she can recommend steps to take to address the condition. You might also use our foot pain self-assessment tool to learn about some possible issues that could be causing the pain and redness, but please understand that this is not a substitute for a consultation with a medical professional, nor is it meant to be used as a diagnostic tool. We hope your mom will see a physician, and that her toe will soon be back to normal.

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