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
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.
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