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Phlebitis (cont.)

Phlebitis Self-Care at Home

Self-care at home can be accomplished for superficial phlebitis by taking the following steps.

  • Apply a warm compress to the affected area.
  • Ibuprofen, an anti-inflammatory medication may help lessen the pain and inflammation of superficial phlebitis.
  • Prescription leg compression stockings (knee or thigh high) improve blood flow and may help to relieve pain and swelling, and decrease the risk of developing DVT.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/3/2014

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