Swollen Hands After Infusion?
I want to ask, then my hand was infused on the right side and it was swollen, there was pain, eventually it was moved to my left hand, it also swelled up but there was no pain, does it need to be moved again or not? And if necessary transfer it back to the right hand or other body parts, thank you
Swollen hands after infusion can be caused by intravenous fluids not entering blood vessels or also due to phlebitis. Phlebitis occurs when veins become inflamed so that they can cause swelling and redness in the pathways of the arteries that are painful, hot, and sometimes cause fever.
If you are currently experiencing swelling again at the infusion site, you should report again to the doctor or nurse on duty in the ward where you are treated so you can get treatment right away.
Regarding whether it needs to be moved will be adjusted to the condition of your hands. To help reduce complaints, you can do the following tips:
Warm compresses on the swollen part. Puff up the swollen hand with a pillow. Try to keep the infusion area clean to minimize infection. Hope it can help you,