My thumb is swollen but just on the distal phalanx area. How do I treat a swollen thumb?

Depends. You can't treat it until you know why it is swollen. Injury, gout, arthritis are a few reasons for a swollen finger.
Get it evaluated. Several arthritic causes are possible although osteoarthritis is statistically most likely. Have the thumb evaluated and an x ray done.

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