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Taking antibiotics for superficial phlebitis affecting the leg, persisting pain. Any recommendations?

Hi, my mother has been diagnosed 6 weeks ago with superficial phlebitis affecting the leg/ankle. Believed to be caused from a brake to the ankle. Antibiotics have been administered but there is still a lot of pain, anything you would recommend? Is heat a good idea? She has had a sore swollen lump in her neck since being diagnosed with phlebitis, could this be a swollen gland caused by the phlebitis? Due to go for a biopsy in a weeks time. We are concerned that further investigations such as a biopsy would be harmful to the gland? thank you for your advice
Asked On : Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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From history it seems that you are having thrombophlebitis.
Apply ice pack 2-3 times a day fir 2-3 days.
Apply Thrombophob cream locally.
Having enlarge lymph node in neck might not have any relation with thrombophlebitis.
Biopsy does not have any bad effect on gland.
Ok and take care.
Answered: Sat, 30 Nov 2013
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