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What do you need to do prior to sclerotherapy?

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You should avoid certain medications. Talk to your doctor about all medicines (including over-the-counter drugs, herbs, and dietary supplements) you are taking before the procedure. Some doctors recommend avoiding aspirin, ibuprofen (for example, Advil, Motrin and Nuprin), or other anti-inflammatory drugs for 48-72 hours before sclerotherapy.

If you need to take an antibiotic, tell your doctor.

It's best to wear shorts to the procedure, but don't put lotion on your legs.

From: Skin and Sclerotherapy WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

RadiologyInfo.org: "Sclerotherapy of Varicose Veins and Spider Veins."

Mayo Clinic: "Sclerotherapy."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

SOURCES:

RadiologyInfo.org: "Sclerotherapy of Varicose Veins and Spider Veins."

Mayo Clinic: "Sclerotherapy."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

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