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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