10 Symptoms Of Phlebitis

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Symptom #2: Soreness around IV Lines

Intravenous (IV) therapy is a fairly common practice, and most of us have used it at some point. It is used to deliver fluids directly into the veins over time, and the fluid can mean anything from drugs to a saline drip, and even blood. It is a harmless procedure, if sometimes a little uncomfortable, but it can result in some unwanted side effects.

One such side effect is phlebitis. The needle can cause irritation and inflammation, and this can cause the area around the insertion to be tender and sore. It is usually a temporary side effect, however, and should clear up shortly after the needle has been removed.


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