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My brother was diagnosed with phlebitis. Any tips or suggestions for him?

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Dr. Christopher Bulger
Surgery - Vascular
7 doctors agree

In brief: NSAID ancompression

While compression stockings and anti-inflammatory medication is first line therapy in treatment, a complete evaluation for risk factors and an ultrasound duplex should be performed to evaluate for proximity and or involvement of the deep veins.

In brief: NSAID ancompression

While compression stockings and anti-inflammatory medication is first line therapy in treatment, a complete evaluation for risk factors and an ultrasound duplex should be performed to evaluate for proximity and or involvement of the deep veins.
Dr. Christopher Bulger
Dr. Christopher Bulger
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Proper evaluation

Although phlebitis is usually not a dangerous condition, it certainly is painful.
Fortunately with proper treatment, the pain shouldn't last more than 2-3 days. The important thing though is to make sure that someone with phlebitis is evaluated with ultrasound to look at the underlying deep veins. Phlebitis is associated with deep vein clots (dvts) nearly 25% of the time.

In brief: Proper evaluation

Although phlebitis is usually not a dangerous condition, it certainly is painful.
Fortunately with proper treatment, the pain shouldn't last more than 2-3 days. The important thing though is to make sure that someone with phlebitis is evaluated with ultrasound to look at the underlying deep veins. Phlebitis is associated with deep vein clots (dvts) nearly 25% of the time.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
4 doctors agree

In brief: Warm compresses

For 10 min at a time a few times a day.
Advil (ibuprofen) as directed for pain if he can take that medicine. If swelling gets worse need ultrasound to check for deep vein clot.

In brief: Warm compresses

For 10 min at a time a few times a day.
Advil (ibuprofen) as directed for pain if he can take that medicine. If swelling gets worse need ultrasound to check for deep vein clot.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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