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Cut knuckle and is now swollen, red and painful. Applied antibiotic ointment. Treatment?

Hi. I cut my knuckle of my index finger 2 weeks ago. It bleed quite a bit and I realize I should have had sutures but I did not seek medical attention. The cut seemed to be somewhat healing but opened up a little yesterday and today the knuckle is red, swollen and painful. Not sure what could be done at this point. I have been applying antibiotic ointment. Thank you.
Asked On : Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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The red and swollen knuckle after a cut could be due to an infection in the area. The injured tendon might need a surgical repair. Do consult an orthopedician for proper treatment and antibiotics.
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Answered: Sat, 6 Jul 2013
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