I punched a wall and I have a boxers fracture in my ring knuckle. 5 days later I notice a red stripe going up my middle finger. I don't have a cast?

Get t hat. evaluated ASAP..it usually represents the spread of an infection from an area of cellulitis (may be hardly noticed since it is in the swollen area! You may require antibiotics!!

Hope this helps
Dr Z.
See doctor. What you described suggests lymphangitis and may require treatment with antibiotics. See a doctor at your earliest. If you do not have access to a doctor, go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital.
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