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Superficial nodular phlebitis

A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Last thing you want: Is to sit around. Move as much as pain allows and keep leg up while sitting.
Dr. Ted King
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As tolerated: Oftentimes phlebitis is painful enough that being on your feet is intolerable. If that is the case, then lie down and put your feet up. A soon as yo... Read More
Dr. Domenic Zambuto
Phlebology 32 years experience
As much as tolerated: If you can tolerate walking and staying active this may help speed resolution of your phlebitis and more importantly prevent extention of the superfic... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Typically no: Usually not - this is a local reaction and usually resolves.
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If there is a clot: Phlebitis is an inflamed vein. The problem is that the inflammation is often caused by a thrombus (clot) and the only way to know that a clot is prese... Read More
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 42 years experience
Superficial thrombos: it depends upon the location of the superficial thrombophlebitis and its relationship to the deeper veins. If the superficial thrombophlebitis moves ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 40 years experience
Usually not problem: Superficial phlebitis is usually not a serious problem. The treatment is generally moist heat and drugs like motrin.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 47 years experience
All work.: There is no best medication for superficial phlebitis. Any antiinflammatory that is tolerated by the patient is acceptable. The type ordered is usua... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 31 years experience
Inflammation: Varicose veins are dilated/enlarged veins. Superficial phlebitis is an inflammatory condition where a clot develops in a vein near the skin surface.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Phlebitis: I would anticipate your pain should have resolved by now. i would let your provider know about your persistent pain.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Aklanswered
Infectious Disease 31 years experience
Please clarify: Please clarify what you mean by phlebitis. In medical terms, it is an inflammation of a vein. It can be superficial or deep. It can be due to a clot ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Kanter
Phlebology 46 years experience
NSAID & compression: Most cases of phlebitis can be safely treated conservatively with compression hosiery, nsaids, cold packs, and walking. However, extensive phlebitis ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. J Roberts
Vascular Surgery 27 years experience
Heat: The pain of thrombophlebitis is from hsps, heat shock proteins. The most efficacious way of mitigating the effects of hsps is applied heat, such as a... Read More

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