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What is the treatment for phlebitis?
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Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. James Isobe
Dr. James Isobe
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Treating phlebitis
Phlebitis is an inflamed vein.
These can usually be treated with anti-inflammatory medicine, compression, and ice and/or heat. 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. Although treatment might not change with a clot present, a different treatment is possible, as dr. Isobe said.

In brief: Treating phlebitis
Phlebitis is an inflamed vein.
These can usually be treated with anti-inflammatory medicine, compression, and ice and/or heat. 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. Although treatment might not change with a clot present, a different treatment is possible, as dr. Isobe said.
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Phlebitis
If it is superficial usually local care is adequate unless the clot is close to the deep system Deep system clots are treated with anticoagulation therapy to prevent possible pulmonary embolism All is decided by doing a venous Doppler sonogram

In brief: Phlebitis
If it is superficial usually local care is adequate unless the clot is close to the deep system Deep system clots are treated with anticoagulation therapy to prevent possible pulmonary embolism All is decided by doing a venous Doppler sonogram
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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