Probably you might be having infection of the veins called as Superficial Thrombophlebitis
Treatment is aimed at patient comfort and preventing superficial phlebitis
from progressing to involve the deep veins, because damage to deep vein valves leads to chronic deep venous insufficiency
(often referred to as postphlebitic syndrome
) as well as to recurrent pulmonary embolism and an increased risk of death.
Antibiotics are not routinely indicated for treatment of superficial thrombophlebitis, as the erythema and tenderness is a local inflammatory reaction, not an allergic reaction. However, if suppurative thrombophlebitis
could be present, then antibiotics should cover both skin flora and anaerobic organisms, especially if an abscess is present. The other treatments include ambulation,compression stocking and warm compresses.
Do consult your local GP.You should follow-up with your primary care physician or vascular surgeon in 2-3 days to ensure that the disease process is improving.
The prognosis for superficial thrombophlebitis is generally good.