A 20-year-old male asked:
my knee is swollen , itchy , red, hot to touch and painful in an area, could this be a boil or something else?
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Dermatology 44 years experience
Could be.: It could be a boil, could be something else - like an infection or arthritis in the knee joint. Don't take chances with your knees - if it is something significant, you won't be able to walk without proper treatment. See your doctor and find out for sure what it is.
5454 viewsAnswered May 13, 2018
Last updated May 13, 2018
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