A patient presents with a painful, red, tender and hard vein. This may be a case of Thrombophlebitis.
Thrombophlebitis is secondary to inflammation of the walls of the vein. This inflammation may be due to trauma, infection or it can be idiopathic. It is often produced during the treatment of varicose veins with a series of injections. Different veins may be affected from time to time called Thrombophlebitis migrant.
Superficial thrombophlebitis signs and symptoms include:
Deep vein thrombosis signs and symptoms include:
When a vein close to the surface of the skin is affected, then a red, hard cord just under the surface of skin apear that's tender to the touch. When a deep vein in the leg is affected, leg may become swollen, tender and painful.
The cause of thrombophlebitis is a blood clot, which can form in blood as a result of:
Your risk of thrombophlebitis increases if you:
If you have one or more risk factors, discuss prevention strategies with your doctor before taking long flights or road trips or if you're planning to have elective surgery, recovery from which will require you not to move much.
Complications from superficial thrombophlebitis are rare. However, if you develop DVT, the risk of serious complications increases. Complications might include:
Sitting during a long flight or car ride can cause your ankles and calves to swell and increases your risk of thrombophlebitis. To help prevent a blood clot:
The affected part should be rested. Local support, wherever possible should be given through pads and adhesive bandages.
Apis mellifica has swelling and puffiness over the affected site, with stinging, burning pains. The skin becomes rosy red, sensitive and sore. A large urticarial rash may develop around the affected site. Generally there is aggravation in the afternoon. The patient is better with cold application and in cool air; worse touch, pressure and after sleep.
Bothrops lanceolatus is yellow viper venom which cause coagulation of blood very fast. Thus, this remedy is found very useful in the treatment of thrombosis and thrombotic disorders. Tendency to dark, fluid haemorrhages from very outlet o the body; tendency to form blood clots.
Flouricum acidum suits the complaints of old age or prematurely aged with a weak constitution. Dropsy of the lower extremities during old age. Being an antisyphilitic remedy, it is most destructive in action. All complaints are aggravated by heat.