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PHLEBITIS, INFLAMMATION OF THE VEINS
Category: Circulatory System
Causes. Some irritation of the
vein, as a puncture or any other injury accompanied by infection.
Symptoms. Pain and tenderness along the course of the vein with
discolored skin and acute swelling (watery) below the obstruction. Pulse
rapid, high temperature, chills, dry and brown tongue and pain.
Treatment. Absolute quiet is necessary, with the affected limb elevated.
Lead and laudanum wash should be applied, or hot antiseptic fomentations
if an abscess is forming. An abscess should be opened, keep up the
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