Definitions for "Phlebitis"
An inflammation of the leg veins, either in the surface veins (more common) or deep veins; most commonly caused by an infection or an injury. The affected vein looks red and feels like a cord in the calf or thigh, is painful and may be itchy. Phlebitis can cause a blood clot to form, and this clot can then embolize (break away and travel through the bloodstream), resulting in a pulmonary embolism (the clot gets stuck in the lungs; it can be fatal).
The Condition"...However, when phlebitis occurs in a deep vein, it is called deep vein thrombosis (DVT)..." Recommendation Hydrotherapy"Hot packs may be helpful for superficial thrombophlebitis but probably will not benefit deep vein thrombosis..."
Recommendation Vitamin E"...Shute, MD treated with vitamin E resulted in a positive response, with some cases being fully cured..."
Keywords:  thrombo
Thrombo Phlebitis