The best way to prevent phlebitis is to be active. Participate in daily exercise such as walking, swimming, jogging, cycling, dance classes, etc.
Avoid prolonged periods of sitting or lying down (if possible).
Avoid bed rest for prolonged periods. If you are limited to bed rest, wear supportive stockings.
When traveling and movement is limited for long periods of time, get up and move around occasionally or stop at a rest stop and move around. Keep hydrated and drink plenty of fluids.
Changing of IV lines will help prevent phlebitis.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/3/2014
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