A 46-year-old member asked:
How do i cure phlebitis?
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
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 or an infection. We need more details.
5.5k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
General Surgery 51 years experience
Depends on location: 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.
5.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A Verified Doctoranswered
Phlebitis: 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.
5.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 35-year-old member asked:
What is phlebitis?
4 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 25 years experience
Inflamed vein: Typically a self limited inflamation of a vein. Aspirin and heat. If does not resolve in a day or two seek evaluation.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jul 5, 2017
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