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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Phlebitis

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Does a home remedy or cure exist for arm phlebitis?

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

Dr. Ted King
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Phlebitis (Definition)

The inflammation or infection of a vein. It is commonly ...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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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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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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Got IV infiltration & phlebitis. Arm swollen/painful so starting oral antibiotic bc I take immunosprsnt 4vasculitis. The signs to watch for here@home?

Got IV infiltration & phlebitis. Arm swollen/painful so starting oral antibiotic bc I take immunosprsnt 4vasculitis. The signs to watch for here@home?

Worsening symptoms: If oral meds work you should improve. Further swelling, new or worsening fever and more extensive redness are the signs of trouble. If the oral antibiotics fail, you would need IV antibiotics. Oral meds usually work in this setting. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies or vitamins you can take to help with phlebitis?

What are some natural remedies or vitamins you can take to help with phlebitis?

Heat.: Phlebitis is an inflammation of a vein. It can be either in a superficial or deep vein and both are treated differently. When phlebitis is associated with a clot then it is called thrombophlebitis. To treat strictly phlebitis heat and antiinflammatories help. Deep thrombophlebitis requires blood thinners. For vein health horse chestnut, escins and flavinoids may help as well as diosmin. ...Read more

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What is phlebitis?

What is phlebitis?

What is phlebitis?: Itis means inflammation. Phleb means vein. Phlebitis is inflammation of a vein. Phlebitis can occur after placement of an IV catheter, or after blunt injury or from oral medications like birth control pills. Phlebitis can also occur from a blood clot, called thrombophlebitis. Treatment is supportive with topical heat and NSAIDs if phlebitis is in superficial tributary veins. ...Read more

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What causes phlebitis?

What causes phlebitis?

Phlebitis: Phlebitis is inflammation of a vein. Itis means inflammation. Phleb means vein. Phlebitis can be from thrombosis (clot), also known as thrombophlebitis. Phlebitis can occur from injury, drugs (birth control pills), stasis or from thrombophilic disorders (genetic), among other causes. ...Read more

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Is phlebitis permanent?

No: Phlebitis is inflammation in a vein usually caused by a clot (thrombophlebitis). These will resolve and the pain will go away. Sometimes the clot will destroy the vein permanently but in general this si not a significant problem unless it is in the deep veins. ...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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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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Can the sun cause phlebitis?

No: Sun exposure will not cause phlebitis; however, prolonged sun exposure can result in dehydration and subsequent sluggish venous flow, and in that environment there is increased risk for phlebitis. Virchow's triad of stasis, blood abnormalities, and endothelial damage is partially present in the above setting. ...Read more

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How long will phlebitis last?

Depends: Iot can be as little as 3 or 4 days. Not properly treated though, I once saw a woman who had had ongoing trouble with a phlebitis for 18 months. ...Read more

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What does phlebitis look like?

Red, swollen or none: 2 kinds of phlebitis deep and superficial. Deep phlebitis (DVT) usually presents with swelling, pain and tenderness of whole leg or calf. Superficial phlebitis is a local pain, redness and tenderness on the surface of the skin around a noticeable vein. Dvts can lead to serious complications even death. Some DVT have no symptoms. For both you should see a doctor, vein special prefered ; get treated. ...Read more

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What are the tests for phlebitis?

What are the tests for phlebitis?

Ultrasound, PE: Phlebitis can occur in a superficial vein, and physical examination will reveal redness, pain, cord-like feel, swelling, and heat. The deep veins are examined with an ultrasound, and the presentation of DVT varies from mild pain like a muscle strain to more severe pain, swelling, and difficulty in walking. ...Read more

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Will phlebitis go away permanently?

Yes: But not always. Often what happens is that the pain, swelling, warmth, redness and inflammation go away but some residual scar is left in the vein. This can lead to further episodes of phlebitis later on, or it might never bother you again. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of phlebitis?

Inflammation: Phlebitis is an itis (inflammation) of a phleb (vein). We usually think of phlebitis as being a problem involving a clot in a superficial vein. Typically the symptoms are those of inflammation and include pain, swelling, warmth, and redness. The pain is often very localized. Even though superficial, it is important to make sure that the clot doesn't even into a deep vein with ultrasound. ...Read more

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What is phlebitis, and what causes it?

Vein problem: Inflammation of a vein is phlebitis, and the causes are blood clot, chemical irritation as following intravenous medications, indwelling intravenous catheter, trauma, and infection. Presentation is with redness, cord-like feel of the involved veins, tenderness, swelling, heat. ...Read more

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What can someone do to treat phlebitis?

What can someone do to treat phlebitis?

2 types of phlebitis: There are 2 kinds of blood clots in the legs-superficial and deep. Superficial clots are called superficial phlebitis and present usually with pain, redness and tenderness on the surface of the skin around a visual vein or varicose vein. Deep phlebitis (DVT) usually presents with swelling, pain and tenderness of the medial thigh or posterior calf. Treatment time varies with each. ...Read more

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Can you tell me anything about phlebitis?

Can you tell me anything about phlebitis?

Pain and swelling.: There are 2 kinds of blood clots in the legs-superficial and deep. Superficial clots are called superficial phlebitis and present usually with pain, redness and tenderness on the surface of the skin around a visual vein or varicose vein. Deep phlebitis (DVT) usually presents with swelling, pain and tenderness of the medial thigh or posterior calf. Either way, you should see a vein specialist. ...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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What are the symptoms of having phlebitis?

Pain, swelling: Inflammation of a vein is phlebitis, and there is pain, swelling, and at times reddish discoloration especially when the vein is close to the skin. In deep venous phlebitis (dvt), there may be only slight pain like a pulled muscle, and swelling may vary, and the discoloration not so evident unless there is a lot of clot present and the leg may become purple. Phlebitis can occur anywhere. ...Read more

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What do the symptoms of phlebitis look like?

Inflammation: Phlebitis is an itis (inflammation) of a phleb (vein). Typically the symptoms of phlebitis are those of inflammation and include pain, swelling, warmth, and redness. It can sometimes be hard to tell the difference between phlebitis and a skin infection. Ultrasound can help sort this out and also make sure that the phlebitis doesn't extend into a deep vein with a clot. ...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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Can superficial phlebitis cause health problems?

Typically no: Usually not - this is a local reaction and usually resolves. ...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 early or mild phlebitis?

Warmth: Phlebitis is an itis (inflammation) of a phleb (vein). Typically the symptoms are those of inflammation and include pain, swelling, warmth, and redness. Probably the earliest symptoms of phlebitis are warmth, itching (which is a mild form of pain), and aching. As things progress, the pain becomes worse and redness and swelling develop. ...Read more

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Irrationally worried about superficial phlebitis?

Irrationally worried about superficial phlebitis?

Usually not problem: Superficial phlebitis is usually not a serious problem. The treatment is generally moist heat and drugs like motrin. ...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