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    Old 06-17-2020, 07:54 PM   #1
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    Periodically swelling toe

    Hello, I've been having a strange issue, maybe there's a simple common explanation before I go to the doc.

    My second toe (index finger toe?) on my right foot sometimes swells a bit. The swelling stays for maybe 2 days, and then goes away of maybe a week. Then the cycle starts anew.

    It's not huge-looking like a bee allergy or anything... more like, the tip of the toe (past the knuckle) is red, slightly inflamed (like, shinier from tighter skin), and tender (pressure-sensitive, and feels kind of like there's some fluid somewhere in there).

    Since it's not persistent, I was thinking it's probably not an infection. Maybe some kind of arthritis that only affects that one toe from time to time, due to posture habits? Or is it the dreaded... "COVID toe?" (hah probably not, it's not "bumps")

    Any thoughts? I'll message the doc as well, in case there's reason to worry and go in for a visit, but I thought I'd check here too.

    Should I poke it with a needle and see if I can let some fluid out?

    Thanks!

     
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