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Tiny bump on knuckle. What is it? Why is it painful?

I ve been to see a doctor about my left hand middle finger knuckle, but she isnt sure whats wrong.It started with a tiny bump just under the main joint which itched quite a bit. It s now turned into a massive swelling which is so painful and immensely red. The skin is all bumpy. I haven t been into contact with anything unusual that may have caused an allergy . It s strange that it s only on the one finger and hasn t spread. My doctor has given me anti histamines, antibiotics and pain killers. The pain is gone but the swelling hasn t gone down. It s been 3 days now.
Asked On : Sun, 26 Aug 2012
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Hi dear your having painful itchy swelling on you one finger main inter phallengial joint.Dear this could be due to infection of the skin over the interphalengial joint. since space under this skin is very less it is usually very painful.your doctor has rightly treated you with antibiotics and pain killer,don't worry the swelling will subsides in a week time,you continue with treatment for for a week time
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