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What is the outlook for superficial phlebitis?

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Phlebitis in the superficial veins is rarely serious and usually responds to pain control, elevation, and warm compresses for up to 2 weeks.

From: Phlebitis WebMD Medical Reference

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National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "How Is Deep Vein Thrombosis Diagnosed?"

Reviewed by Jonathan E. Kaplan on October 26, 2018

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eMedicineHealth: "Phlebitis."

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "How Is Deep Vein Thrombosis Diagnosed?"

Reviewed by Jonathan E. Kaplan on October 26, 2018

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