What Causes Small, Itchy And Runny Bumps On The Big Toe That Don’t Heal?
Hello, I’m Avilia. The skin on the base of my big toe nails feels itchy and over time there are small bumps that release water. First happened in 2016 at the base of the right big toe. And after stopping itching, the growth of the toenail becomes bumpy and thick. At the same time, something similar is happening on the left big toe. But already in the stages of bumps that secrete liquid. What causes this? And what is the solution? Thanks.
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Some diseases can be related to your complaint, including:
1. Paronychia, is an infection of the toenail that can be caused by bacteria or fungi. Risk factors for experiencing this disease increase in someone who has a job in contact with water for a long time (washer, fishermen and milking), have the habit of biting nails and using artificial nails for a long time.
2. Irritant contact dermatitis, which is inflammation of the skin due to reactions by substances that can irritate, such as nail polish and artificial nails.
3. Allergic contact dermatitis, which is inflammation of the skin due to allergic reactions by allergens such as fabric socks.
You should immediately dry each time your hands or feet get wet. Avoid nail biting or cutting nails too short. Don't use nail polish or fake nails. You can also apply over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs, such as hydrocortisone or betamethasone. If the complaint gets worse or does not improve if you have avoided things that can trigger it, you should consult with a dermatologist. The doctor will prescribe antibiotics or antifungal ointments if needed. The doctor will also give it as a drink if needed.
Thus hopefully useful.