Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
197 Doctors are Online

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
Answers:  1 Views:  1263
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
General & Family Physician 's  Response
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
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor