U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
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?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 46 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.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated May 13, 2018


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.