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i also have permanent red big toe...initially i thought it was just my ingrown toenail, which i removed when it became too painful. since removing it, it still hasn\'t lost the redness, and the toenail has grown back halfway already. what could this be

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replied November 12th, 2011
Vascular and Circulatory Disorders Answer A28470
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

Most probably you may have developed a infection of the subcutaneous tissues of the toe, which is sometimes occurring with ingrown toenails.

Such infections may need proper evaluation and treatment with prescription medications.

Other conditions that can present with such pain and swelling of the toe, include gout, pseudogout, osteomyelitis, etc.

Hence you may consult with a doctor for a examination, proper evaluation and treatment.

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