Our expert says:
It is possible that you have a thromboplebitis in the area of the drip site. Treatment will be appropriate antibiotics, thrombolytics, analgesics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, elevation of the effected area, keep pressure off of the area to reduce pain and further damage, apply moist heat to reduce the swelling and pain and support wraps to reduce discomfort.
If non of the above brings relief, surgical removal, stripping or bypassing of the vein will be necessary.
Dr Anrich Burger
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