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Any treatment for superficial thrombophlebitis?

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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 47 years experience
Local care.: Superficial phlebitis is a clot in a superficial vein. It is treated by local care with heat and nsaids. If the superficial thrombophlebitis is in the vicinity of a deep vein such as the saphenous vein near the groin, the treatment may require more than nsaids and heat. You should see a vein specialist for evaluation and recommendations for treatment.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for thrombophlebitis?

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Dr. Craig Schwartz
Phlebology 34 years experience
Conservative treat: The good news is that, while annoying, thrombophlebitis is not typically a dangerous problem, it is not the very serious dvt. It is treated by a regimen of conservative treatment, which includes high-dose nsaid's for 10-14 days, use of medical grade compression stockings, application of moist, hot compresses to the affected area, 3-time daily elevation of the limb, and daily exercise for 30 min.

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