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Phlebitis (superficial thrombophlebitis)

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

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.

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.

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