My big toe has been sore/tender to the touch for a few weeks now. The toe is also slightly swollen, that has not begun to go away at all either. My toe does not hurt on its own. It mostly hurts when there is pressure applied to it, sock, shoe, hands... It is tender on the outter side of my toe, almost seems harder. I'm wondering if I can put some anti-bacterial creme on it. At this point I don't know what to do. It's more than just swelling, it would've gone away weeks ago. It's something under the skin. Any suggestions? Thank you.