I have been trying, for 2 weeks, to get mom to see a doctor about a red, swollen, oozing bump on her knuckle. She refuses to go and keeps saying that she'll put unguintine on it or it will go away on its own. I explained that it's not a good idea to put anything on it until we find out what it is. I even sent pictures of the finger to a (highly experienced) RN friend of mine who gave some suggestions; one of which is to see an MD about it. Still, she won't go. I made an appointment for her and when told of this, she said, the SAME thing, she doesn't need to go to a doctor. It will go away on its own. She also said, in a childish/threatening way, that she will cancel the appointment. I am at the end of my rope! Should I just let it go and "hope" that it isn't serious and see what happens?