Deep Vein Thrombosis (cont.)
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Home treatment for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) focuses on:
Taking anticoagulants safely
If you take an anticoagulant medicine, also called a blood thinner, you need to take extra steps to avoid bleeding problems. These steps include:
For more information, see:
To relieve symptoms like pain and swelling, your doctor might recommend:
If you are not taking an anticoagulant, your doctor might suggest that you take a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), such as ibuprofen, to relieve pain. Do not take an NSAID unless your doctor tells you that it's safe for you.
Wearing compression stockings
Compression stockings are specially fitted stockings that are designed to treat or help prevent deep vein thrombosis.
If you have had deep vein thrombosis, these stockings might help:
See a slideshow about how to put on compression stockings.
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