Thrombophlebitis

  • Inflammation of one or more veins, most commonly in the legs
  • Symptoms may include redness, swelling, pain and warmth at site
  • Caused by blood clot formation
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Affects males and females but more common in females
  • Can occur at any age but more common in older adults
  • May be mild to severe
  • May be life threatening

Elevate affected leg on a pillow

FOR PAIN

  • Apply hot or cold packs to the area
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Distraction
  • Over-the-counter medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):
    • Acetaminophen
    • Ibuprofen

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