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    What causes redness on the knuckles?

Posted on Mon, 10 Jul 2017 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: I cut my knuckle with a knife on my ring finger on April 16, the knuckle is now still a little red but it's very swollen on the top of the knuckle and is becoming more painful. I had an x-ray taken on Wedesday and they said I did not have an infection in the bone.
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
subcutaneous inflammation at knuckle region.provide further details please.

Detailed Answer:
Hello xxxxx
I evaluated your query thoroughly .
* Indicates presence of subcutaneous inflammation most likely at knuckle
* Additional following details will find it more precise to answer in depth
1. extent of cut , size , depth , involving how much portion of knuckle
2. swelling is same since 16/4 or decreased with medicines or increased
3. pain - type , frequency , radiation if any
4. what about finger movements
5. any change in temperature of skin over swelling
6. inside of swelling is yellow fluid / other material can you assess by focusing
light over it with slant angle ( in a dark room ) , I mean can you assess
internal content if any fluid or pus like
7. fever
8. details of antibiotics taken till now
9. present medicines with dosage & duration including antibiotics,pain killers etc
10.systemic disorders associated as diabetes or others , taking medicines
11.doctor had evaluated for sugar . WBC counts during visit
12.overall how much you rate the condition from the day of injury say same or
deteriorating or progressing slowly like that
13.applying anything over it like ointment or ice or heat pad
14.any other information you would like to share
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.com & giving me an opportunity to assist you
in your medical needs .
Awaiting for your details to reply further .
Regards dear .
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