Phlebitis (superficial thrombophlebitis)Overview

overview

Phlebitis is inflammation of a vein. An inflamed vein near the surface of the skin caused by a blood clot is known as superficial thrombophlebitis.

symptoms

The main symptoms of phlebitis are pain and redness in the affected area.

treatments_overview

There are things you can do to ease symptoms of phlebitis, such as raising the affected area, keeping active to help blood flow, and taking ibuprofen.

Page last reviewed: 01/05/2019
Next review due: 01/05/2022