Mediplex - Medical Complex & Clinics in Antigonish, NS - Dr. Patricia Menard, Dr. David Cudmore, Dr. Jane Anne Howard

Sclerotherapy Post Treatment Instructions

 

 IF YOU SHOULD EXPERIENCE ANKLE AND LEG SWELLING, SHORTNESS OF BREATH, OR CHEST PAIN, PROCEED IMMEDIATELY TO YOUR NEAREST EMERGENCY ROOM.

If you experience pain extending beyond the treated vein with redness and tenderness please call The Vein Clinic.  If we are unavailable, please make an appointment to see your family doctor.

After your Sclerotherapy (injection) treatment we suggest that you:

  • Walk for 30 minutes.
  • Leave the cotton balls and tensor bandage on for a nimimum of one hour.
  • After removing the cotton balls, wash your legs with soap and water.
  • Apply compression stockings all day/evening for the prescribed amount of time. Remove at night.  
  • Take 3 - 4 ten minute walks the day of your treatment and the day after.  When you are not doing your walks, rest your legs.  You should sit with your legs/feet up (do not elevate above the level or you hips).  
  • Avoid hot baths, hot showers and alcohol for 48 hours.
  • Avoid tanning beds for at least 2 weeks (you may get an irregular tan, but it is not harmful).
  • Apply sunscreen liberally for a minimum of 2 weeks when exposed to natural sunlight.
  • Wait 1 - 2 weeks for repeat Sclerotherapy.
  • Avoid "high impact" activitie, e.g. running, aerobics, heavy weight lifting, for 48 hours.
  • Please take ASA 81 mg once daily for two weeks. 

If you have any concerns please call The Vein Clinic at 863-3291 extension 2.

 

 
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