DVT Home Care
Home care for deep venous thrombosis includes:
- Do not cross your legs.
- Stop smoking.
- Avoid exposure to secondary smoke.
- Do not wear tight clothing.
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Elevate your legs above your waist.
- Wear support hose for leg swelling.
- Acetaminophen for pain
- Do not take aspirin or anti-inflammatory medication without your doctor's approval.
- Take prescribed medications as directed:
DVT Warning Signs
Notify your doctor if you have deep venous thrombosis and any of the following:
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