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How to prevent phlebitis ?

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Dr. Gary Cunningham
Phlebology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Health & movement

Avoid obesity, tobacco, and standing or sitting immobile for more than a couple of hours.
It 'trapped', such as when flying, pump your calf muscles by contracting and relaxing them a few minutes every hour or two and/or take a walk down the aisle. Compression stockings may be helpful, particularly for specific risks such as varicose veins. It is uncertain if there is any benefit from aspirin.

In brief: Health & movement

Avoid obesity, tobacco, and standing or sitting immobile for more than a couple of hours.
It 'trapped', such as when flying, pump your calf muscles by contracting and relaxing them a few minutes every hour or two and/or take a walk down the aisle. Compression stockings may be helpful, particularly for specific risks such as varicose veins. It is uncertain if there is any benefit from aspirin.
Dr. Gary Cunningham
Dr. Gary Cunningham
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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
4 doctors agree

In brief: Treatment

If you have superficial venous reflux then you should have treatment for this.
You can have an ultrasound to find out.

In brief: Treatment

If you have superficial venous reflux then you should have treatment for this.
You can have an ultrasound to find out.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
3 doctors agree

In brief: All are right

Don't smoke. Maintain healthy weight.
Exercise. Avoid drugs that increase risk. Use graduated compression stockings. If you have varicose veins, get them treated. Elevate legs when possible. Stay well hydrated.

In brief: All are right

Don't smoke. Maintain healthy weight.
Exercise. Avoid drugs that increase risk. Use graduated compression stockings. If you have varicose veins, get them treated. Elevate legs when possible. Stay well hydrated.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Loren Lewis
Occupational Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Lifestyle changes.

Don't smoke. Exercise regularly.
Avoid direct muscle injury to legs. Elevate legs and minimize salt intake to avoid swelling. Maintain low blood pressure.

In brief: Lifestyle changes.

Don't smoke. Exercise regularly.
Avoid direct muscle injury to legs. Elevate legs and minimize salt intake to avoid swelling. Maintain low blood pressure.
Dr. Loren Lewis
Dr. Loren Lewis
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