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How do i cure phlebitis?

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Dr. Ziad Akl answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

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 or an infection. We need more details.

Answered Oct 18, 2016

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Dr. Norman Bein answered

Specializes in General Surgery

Inflammation of veins is a common problem associated with incompetence of the veins...This is seen more often in lower than upper extremities..The problem must be intially diagnose by a surgeon and then treatment is based of the causitive facto..I do not recommend self-treatment of what could be sign of more severe problems.

Answered Aug 5, 2013

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Dr. Ted King answered

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As dr. Akl said, phlebitis simply means inflammation of a vein. Generally phlebitis is something that will go away on its own but taking anti-inflammatory medicine and using warm and/or cold compresses, along with compression, helps. Now the issue is, do you just have phlebitis or is there more going on than that? If there is a clot in there you need to know it. As dr. Bein said, see your md.

Answered Jul 5, 2017

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