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How to make hard spot from IV go down ?

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Dr. Peter Corrado
Family Medicine
10 doctors agree

In brief: Local inflammation

Probably just a little plebitis or inflammation of the vein.
It is due to the catheter or possibly caused by something you were given thru the iv. Try placing a warm compress to the area for about 20 minutes several times daily. If the symptoms persist or worsen you may need to see your doctor for an antibiotic.

In brief: Local inflammation

Probably just a little plebitis or inflammation of the vein.
It is due to the catheter or possibly caused by something you were given thru the iv. Try placing a warm compress to the area for about 20 minutes several times daily. If the symptoms persist or worsen you may need to see your doctor for an antibiotic.
Dr. Peter Corrado
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Dr. Ted King
Besides warm compresses, taking anti-inflammatory medicine can be helpful. If there is swelling and discomfort, ice cold compresses might help more than warm ones. Sometimes going back and forth between hot and cold is also helpful. Fortunately, it is quite uncommon for phlebitis like this to become infected.
Dr. Peter Corrado
Dr King has several good points here
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
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In brief: WARM packs, NSAIDS

An I.V. Can cause superficial thrombophlebitis (vein inflammation).
Heat and anti-inflammatories (nsaids) help. Examples of nsaids are aleve, (naproxen) ibuprofen, etc.. Time will heal. Be careful with heating pads/warm packs. We see burns caused by patients all the time. Use heat or ice packs 30 minutes at a time to prevent 'thermal injury'.

In brief: WARM packs, NSAIDS

An I.V. Can cause superficial thrombophlebitis (vein inflammation).
Heat and anti-inflammatories (nsaids) help. Examples of nsaids are aleve, (naproxen) ibuprofen, etc.. Time will heal. Be careful with heating pads/warm packs. We see burns caused by patients all the time. Use heat or ice packs 30 minutes at a time to prevent 'thermal injury'.
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