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Swollen, red, itchy, fluid filled bump on the knuckle of index finger. Treatment?

Yesterday I noticed that the knuckle at the base of my index finger was reddened and a little itchy. There was a small spot which appeared to have fluid in it when squeezed - a bit like a small heat bump, Today the knuckle is starting to swell. I can move my finger and little pain yet, just a bit tight from the swelling . What would you reccomend?
Asked On : Thu, 23 Aug 2012
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It looks like a boil.
A course of an antibiotic along with anti inflammatory medicine like ibuprofen should settle the problem.
Consult your doctor for the prescription.
Answered: Fri, 24 Aug 2012
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