Flying with superficial Plebitis

Patient : Just diagnosed with superficial phlebitis this morning in hand from IV insertion. I have to fly very early in the morning a short flight. Should I have any concerns?
Symptoms:  Superficial Phlebitis
Doctor :   Hello, Thank you for your medical query at AskTheDoctor.com I understand your concern. From your description, you h ave a superficial phlebitis over the iv line insertion site. Superficial phlebitis is not a major cause of concern and you can definitely travel by flight. Kindly apply Thrombophobe ointment over the site of phlebitis. You can apply it 2-3 times daily and the phlebitis should subside in a couple of days. If you have a lot of pain you can take Tylenol SOS for relief. Very rarely, it can progress to a localized abscess. In that situation kindly visit a surgeon, and get an incision and drainage under local anaesthesia, which is a minor procedure. Hope this was helpful, Regards

Related Q&A

Q: I had routine bloodwork done and all tests came back normal except for a raised ferratin 575. When tested again 6 wee...

Q: What is the solution Female, 28 Please I need a help as I had overdose Hyaluronidase and this has damaged my face...

Q: I have been having stuffy up nose , headache, pain in muscles, sore throat, sneezing . sometimes high fever . I don't...

Q: I had injections yesterday (12/11/17 at approximately 1:30 p.m.) called facet cervical via medial branch block bilate...

Q: Hello, I am 35 years old and unmarried not overweight I have an average body and my works is behind the desk work a...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews