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What if I have an allergic reaction from sclerotherapy?

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A minor allergic reaction will cause itching and swelling. To avoid anything more serious, your doctor will probably test the agents on a small spot before applying the solutions to a larger area.

If you have any concerns or questions following this procedure, you should contact your doctor.

SOURCES:

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

MedlinePlus: "Varicose vein -- noninvasive treatment."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Vein Treatments: What to Expect Before, During, and After."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

SOURCES:

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

MedlinePlus: "Varicose vein -- noninvasive treatment."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Vein Treatments: What to Expect Before, During, and After."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

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