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What is the treatment for phlebitis?

What is the treatment for phlebitis?

Depends on area: Superficial phlebitis is treated with heat, anti-inflammatory agents, and tincture of time. Sometimes when infected, surgical excision is required. It is good practice to follow a patient with superficial phlebitis of the leg with repeat ultrasound. Deep venous thrombophlebitis is treated with anticoagulation, initially with heparin, lmwh, converting to coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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What are the treatment for phlebitis?

What are the treatment for phlebitis?

Anticoagulation: Interesting question because just had a patient who developed phlebitis two-weeks after a knee fracture. Her internist and I had a long discussion of whether to anticoagulant or do but in the end, she was admitted and started on oral anti-coagulation medications. In general the starting treatment will be ant-coagulation. ...Read more

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What are treatment options to phlebitis?

Antiinflamatory meds: Treatment of a superficial phlebitis involves antiiflamatory medication and warm soaks. ...Read more

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Can you please suggest treatment for phlebitis/infection following an iv?

Can you please suggest treatment for phlebitis/infection following an iv?

Yes,: Moist heat should be applied for inflammation of a vein following superficial phlebitis. The redness should start to resolve within 48 to 72 hours. If it doesn't or worsens then you may need antibiotics. You should be seen by a vein specialist to guide your treatment and progress. ...Read more

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Have read amiodarone toxic side effects. Is it a good long term treatment for afib?

Have read amiodarone toxic side effects. Is it a good long term treatment for afib?

See below: amiodarone does work well for afib. There is a risk, just like anything, to taking it. It can cause pulmonary and thyroid toxicity. If you take it, try to get on the lowest dose that's effect and between you and your physician, monitor for signs of toxicity. ...Read more

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Sinus arrythmia what is it and what is the treatment. My doctor has prescribed me cordarone (amiodarone) 100 mg once a day?

Sinus arrythmia what is it and what is the treatment. My doctor has prescribed me cordarone (amiodarone) 100 mg once a day?

Sinus vrs Other: Likely u have other more serious arrhythmia. Sinus arrhythmia definition is a normal variation in a human being's pulse rate as it relates to respiratory actions. Most likely no tx is needed. Check this out http://www. She-health-living. Com/sinus-arrhythmia. Html. ...Read more

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My father had dry cough after flu episode he also took cordarone (amiodarone) 200 is this cough due to cordarone (amiodarone) what is the treatment for it?

My father had dry cough after flu episode he also took cordarone (amiodarone) 200 is this cough due to cordarone (amiodarone) what is the treatment for it?

Post-viral: Sometimes a cough may linger for weeks after flu or a viral infection but one needs to rule out infection-triggered asthma or a sinus infection also. Cordarone (amiodarone) is not expected to cause a cough but if it does, changing to another drug would be the only treatment. ...Read more

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My father 70yr, diagnosed ventricular bigeminy. Is it dangerous? Can amiodarone help controlling it? Treatment options for ventricular tachycardia?

My father 70yr, diagnosed ventricular bigeminy. Is it dangerous? Can amiodarone help controlling it? Treatment options for ventricular tachycardia?

Depends: The underlying cause for the rythm needs to be worked up and treated. If all correctable conditions are fixed., then eps may be indicated and ablation if reasonable. A defibrillator if poor heart function. Otherwise amio is reasonable but has its issues. It can affect the lungs, liver and thyroid to mention a few. Close monitoring is reccomended. ...Read more

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My father Afib still come back every week despite cordarone (amiodarone) treatment 200, betaloc50, aspirin&plavix, bp (13-16/7.5-8.5), scr1.5what to do please?

My father Afib still come back every week despite cordarone (amiodarone) treatment 200, betaloc50, aspirin&plavix, bp (13-16/7.5-8.5), scr1.5what to do please?

Stroke risk: Most importantly, he should probably be on a different blood thinner. Aspirin+plavix has not been shown to provide adequate stroke risk reduction.

Apart from this options include possible left atrial ablation vs. AV node ablation and pacing. ...Read more

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My father experience paroxysmal dry cough he take betaloc 50 amlodipine and cordarone (amiodarone) 200mg for Afib what is the cause of cough and treatment please?

My father experience paroxysmal dry cough he take betaloc 50 amlodipine and cordarone (amiodarone) 200mg for Afib what is the cause of cough and treatment please?

Cough cause: You do not mention it but your dad may be on an ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitor for high blood pressure. A well known side effect of that class of drugs is cough. It usually diminishes with time but if it is too much for him his doc can stop the med and manage his B/P with other medicine. ...Read more

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My father hypertensive 73 yr with paroxysmal afib he had attacks every 20days (slow afib) despite treatment with cordarone (amiodarone) what to do & is ablation mst?

My father hypertensive 73 yr with paroxysmal afib he had attacks every 20days (slow afib) despite treatment with cordarone (amiodarone) what to do & is ablation mst?

Atrial Fibrillation: He needs to be on an anticoagulant, ensure he is metabolically intact (TSH, K+ etc), check amiodarone levels to therapeutic range, control other conditions (Hypertension, coronary disease etc). Ultimately ablative intervention also will likely help. ...Read more

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My father is on rhythm control for Afib by betaloc 50 and cordarone (amiodarone) 200mg he also took aspirin&plavix is this treatment good his age is72 hypertensive?

My father is on rhythm control for Afib by betaloc 50 and cordarone (amiodarone) 200mg he also took aspirin&plavix is this treatment good his age is72 hypertensive?

A Fib Rx: The only one who can answer if this Rx is "good" for your father is his local team who knows him best. There are just too many issues related to his problem that we do not know. So go talk to them with him. ...Read more

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Failed tykocin therapy for afib ablation not an option due ivc filter amiodarone only other drug option offered side effect? Any other options

Failed tykocin therapy for afib ablation not an option due ivc filter amiodarone only other drug option offered side effect? Any other options

Depends: In order to safely prescribe medication for a fib it is important to know more about your heart, specifically whether there are any abnormalities. There are drugs other than amiodarone and tikosyn (dofetilide) but the do not have the same efficacy (success rate). ...Read more

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How do I cure phlebitis?

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. ...Read more

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Does a home remedy or cure exist for arm phlebitis?

Yes: Heat, elevation and nsaids are all useful but upper extremity thrombosis is so rare that a medical evaluation tio make sure that there is not an underlying serious condition that caused this problem in the first place. ...Read more

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Can phlebitis in the arm caused by i.V.S come back?

Can phlebitis in the arm caused by i.V.S come back?

Perhaps: The phlebitis caused by the IV is a local irritation of the vein due to the IV catheter, fluid type placed into the iv, and length of time the IV was present. This phlebitis can get infected and travel up the vein. Taking the IV out is the first step, and use heat, and tincture of time for resolution. Another IV is another site can result in another phlebitis, so pay attention to the causes. ...Read more

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How does amiodarone work?

How does amiodarone work?

Multiple effects: Amiodarone is primarily a class iii anti-arrhythmic agent. It prolongs the depolarization phase of cardiac muscle--the muscle takes longer to reset after contraction, slowing down the heart rate. Amiodarone also acts on sodium & potassium channels to delay conduction of the action potential through the sa & av nodes. ...Read more

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How can you treat phlebitis?

NSAID & compression: Most cases of phlebitis can be safely treated conservatively with compression hosiery, nsaids, cold packs, and walking. However, extensive phlebitis or phlebitis of certain veins sometimes requires anticoagulation or sugery. Duplex ultrasound is necessary first to rule out associated, and potentially more serious deep vein thrombosis. ...Read more

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How does amiodarone first work?

How does amiodarone first work?

Beta blocker: The first effect of amiodarone, seen in the first hours or days is the betablocking properties, slowing the heart rate. ...Read more

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What are some alternatives to amiodarone?

What are some alternatives to amiodarone?

Slow Down There: Antiarrhythmics are, as a rule, complicated drugs with a lot of side effects and a ton of potential contraindications. They are not easily interchangeable. At the very least a cardiologist and better still an electrophysiologist should help you decide which are eligible for you specifically. That said, dofetilide, sotalol, flecainide, propafenone, verapamil and dronedarone are some freq. Choices. ...Read more

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What can I do for the pain from phlebitis?

Anti-inflammatories: Reduce the pain of phlebitis with anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen, combined with an extra streength Acetaminophen blocks both pain pathways. Warm compresses, compression stockings help.
See a vein specialist to evaluate the cause, like a superficial vein clot, which can be treated further. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the meaning of phlebitis?

Inflammation: Phlebitis means inflammation of the vein. This red, warm vein is painful and usually associated with a clot. The clot can be spontaneous in the lower leg or after an IV in the arm. ...Read more

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What is phlebitis and how does it affect someone?

An inflamed vein: 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 present or not is to have an ultrasound. Clots are common in phlebitis and 24% of the time that a person has phlebitis associated with a clot, they also have a deep venous thrombosis. About 10% of these are associated with a pulmonary embolism. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a phlebitis-like disease?

Pain, swelling, etc.: Phlebitis is inflammation of veins, which can come on with mechanical irritation like an IV catheter, chemical irritation from IV meds, and blood clots. Thrombosis in veins can be superficial, and the signs/symptoms: pain, redness, cord-like to touch, swelling, warmth. Deep vein thrombosis: pain, swelling, catch, charlie-horse. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Phlebitis?

Phlebitis: Phlebitis is inflammation or infection of a vein. It is commonly seen with blood clots. This would be Thrombophlebitis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: amiodarone?

What is the definition or description of: amiodarone?

Antiarrhythmic: Amiodarone is an antiarrhythmic. It is a medication used to normalize the heart rhythm and prevent abnormal rhythms to occur. ...Read more

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How does amiodarone affect patients?

How does amiodarone affect patients?

Differently: Amiodarone is a medication with many known side effects, many of which are rare. It can help treat life threatening arrhythmias and is an imprortant medication. Most people tolerate it just fine but there can be side effects affecting the thyroid, lungs, liver, and skin which at times can be irreversible. Treatment with this medication requires careful monitoring. ...Read more

Dr. Ted King
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Phlebitis (Definition)

The inflammation or infection of a vein. It is commonly ...Read more