Phlebitis Treatment

Can this condition be treated? What Phlebitis treatment options are available? Learn more below about the current treatments available to patients.


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How to Treat Phlebitis

Talk with your doctor about the best treatment plan for you. Treatment options include:

  • Anti-inflammatory medication-you may be advised to take over-the-counter pain relievers, like aspirin or ibuprofen.
  • Exercise-walking is typically recommended.
  • Compress-another option is applying a warm compress over the inflamed vein.
  • Elevation-elevating the arm or leg with the inflamed vein to a level above the heart may be beneficial.

If you are diagnosed with phlebitis, follow your doctor's instructions.


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