I lack two things: health insurance and shame. Thus, I ask you gentle readers (especially those of you who are medical professionals), does this look infected? It has looked a lot worse, but it comes and goes. I have been told that I have psoriasis (on another part of my body)—could this be the same thing? Does it look familiar to anyone? That orange-ish dot up near the nail is part of it—it ain't no freckle. There is sometimes a clear, gooey secretion, and it itches when I touch it. (I try not to touch it.) Believe me, I wouldn't bother you with this if I could be like a normal person and go to the doctor. I've already been to the doctor for a couple of unrelated reasons this year, and I'm not paying $100 to have someone check out a little toe rash. Someday, I hope to have health insurance. Until then, "Does This Look Infected?" may become a regular feature of this blog. Thank you for your time, and for your vast medical knowledge.