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Dr. SH
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I have a small sore to touch area on the tip of my big toe.

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I have a small sore to touch area on the tip of my big toe. Area is about the size of a match head. It is away from the nail and there us no lump or any external sign of a problem. When touched even gently the area feels sore for about 3 minutes. It doesn't normally hurt when walking except occasionally when it gets knocked. Have had it protected for 10 days which stops it hurting, but it is still there. Any ideas on what the cause is and what I can do about it.

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Thank you for your question.
I will be helping you out with your concerns today.
I am sorry to hear about your problem.

Do you have any picture that you could attach here for me to have a look at.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Proved a bit difficult, but see attached. I can see from the photo that there is a small mark, which is difficult to see with the naked eye. Only hurts under pressure. Is this an ulcer or do you think there may be something in there ?

Thank you for your response.

There certainly is a very tiny sore that I can see.

It does not look like anything serious or anything to worry about.

I would just recommend applying OTC creams such as polysporin or neosporin.

It should heal up in due course of time.

In the meantime I would recommend wearing open shoes for two weeks until this is healed completely.

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