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What things should you avoid for 48 after sclerotherapy?

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You should avoid:

Showers are permitted, but the water should be cooler than usual. The injection sites may be washed with a mild soap and tepid water.

  • Aspirin, ibuprofen, or other anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Hot baths
  • Hot compresses to the treated area
  • Whirlpools or saunas
  • Direct exposure to sunlight
  • Long airplane flights

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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