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Superficial thrombophlebitis post donating blood - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Iam.Dr.XXXXXXX
User :   i require a gastrologist
User :   Hi
Doctor :   May i help you?
Doctor :   ok
User :   from Lucknow
Doctor :   'Now you are chatting with a general physician
User :   Hi Doctor
Doctor :   i will try to help you with in the best of my ability
Doctor :   and if you need i can get you specialist opinion from a gastroenterologist
Doctor :   Hi
User :   My friend has donated blood 3-4 days back n theie is some redness on the arm
Doctor :   ok is it swollen
Doctor :   and is it in a line
User :   its like a circle
Doctor :   small redness is normal
Doctor :   if it is spreading in a line along the vein
Doctor :   with pain and swelling
User :   no
Doctor :   it is called superficial thrombophlebitis
Doctor :   which is to be treated
Doctor :   or else she can apply some thrombophobe ointment locally and see
Doctor :   Superficial thrombophlebitis is inflammation of a vein due to a blood clotblood clot in a vein located just below the skin's surface.
User :   there is no pain or swelling
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so it might be normal small clot
Doctor :   is she diabetic?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   sos try some warm compresses
Doctor :   apply the ointment locally
Doctor :   and see it is not spreading
User :   no it is not spreading infact improving day by day
Doctor :   so no need to worry
Doctor :   wait for some more days
Doctor :   it will get resolved
User :   ok
User :   thnks
Doctor :   as the clot is absorbed by the body
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting
User :   In fact i wanna ask u abt some Gastro prolem
Doctor :   yes sure
User :   i am suffering from high acidity
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   May i know your age?
User :   when ever i eat some thing or drink some access problem
User :   30
Doctor :   do you smoke?
Doctor :   do you take alcohol?
User :   2-3 in a day that 2 aftr 6 PM
User :   2-3 days in a week
Doctor :   Smoking and alcohol intake will cause the
Doctor :   lower oesophageal muscles to work poorly
Doctor :   which causes the acid to reflux in to oesophagus
User :   my other collegue use to consume more than me but they dont have the same problem
Doctor :   Fatty and fried foods, chocolate, garlic and onions, drinks with caffeine, acid foods such as citrus fruits and tomatoes, spicy foods, mint flavorings can also cause it
Doctor :   it varies among persons
Doctor :   Eating large meals, eating soon before bedtime can all increase your reflux
User :   how to improve it
Doctor :   avoid spicy meals
Doctor :   wait for 1 hr after food to sleep
User :   i dont take much
User :   i do that
Doctor :   ok good
Doctor :   Don't eat within 3 hours of bedtime. This allows your stomach to empty and acid production to decrease. If you don't eat, your body isn't making acid to digest the food.
Doctor :   Similarly, don't lie down right after eating at any time of day.
Doctor :   Elevate the head of your bed 6 inches with blocks. Gravity helps prevent reflux.
Doctor :   Don't eat large meals. Eating a lot of food at one time increases the amount of acid needed to digest it. Eat smaller, more frequent meals throughout the day.
Doctor :   Stop smoking. Smoking weakens the lower esophageal sphincter and increases reflux.
Doctor :   Lose excess weight. Overweight and obese people are much more likely to have bothersome reflux than people of healthy weight.
User :   whn i am empty stomach problem increase
User :   does 2-3 cigratts in a day make much difference
Doctor :   try taking syrup digene daily before food
Doctor :   stop smoking
User :   i use to tk Mucain MPS
Doctor :   do regular 30 min exercise to increase intestine movements
Doctor :   good
Doctor :   continue that
User :   ok
User :   any other medicine
User :   shuld i try some enzymes like Aritozyme
User :   ???
Doctor :   yes you can
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