I don’t really know if the relief was real or imagined. It certainly didn’t make it disappear altogether per say, but I felt like I could at least manage it and fall asleep. In fact, I woke up in the middle of the night in complete panic as my middle toe was on fire (it seems I accidentally skipped one) and hurriedly tried to squeeze the last bit from the tube so I could cover my toe and fall back asleep. It worked.
Today I will walk until I find a pharmacy. Either that, or I’ll stop by the store and get a larger tube of toothpaste.