How do I reduce swelling in my hand after cannula?
Apply gently Thrombophob ointment two to three times a day over the red coloured area. Cold fomentation at site would help to reduce pain and swelling. Slight restrictions of movements of wrist joint may be veneficial.
How do I stop my hands from hurting after an IV?
If you have a catheter or IV line, it will likely be removed if it is the cause of the thrombophlebitis. Medicines called NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen, may be prescribed to reduce pain and swelling. If clots in the deeper veins are also present, your provider may prescribe medicines to thin your blood.
Can a cannula cause damage?
When an i.v. catheter penetrates a nerve, it can cause temporary or permanent damage. After sustaining an injury, a nerve will regenerate in an attempt to reconnect with the fibers it once innervated. Recovery from nerve damage may take only weeks or a year or more.
Is it normal for your hand to hurt after a cannula?
You can reduce this risk by keeping the area clean. If you notice any redness, pain and swelling following the removal of the cannula inform your ward doctor or nurse or your GP if you are at home. This is most common within the first 48 hours after the cannula is removed.
How do you relieve cannula pain?
Most people will have their chemotherapy through a cannula….Tips for Relieving Symptoms of Phlebitis
- A hot flannel (cloth) placed over the vein may ease the pain.
- Hirudoid Cream (Heparinoid) may improve your symptoms.
- Painkilling tablets such as Paracetamol or anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen may ease the pain.
Why is my IV hurting?
Once an IV infiltration is discovered, the fluids that are infusing must be stopped immediately. If the fluids are not discontinued, they can continue to seep into the tissue surrounding the vein, leading to additional swelling and pain in the area.
How do you relieve pain from a cannula?
Why does my cannula hurt?
As the needle is inserted, if you feel an electric-shock-type sensation radiating down your hand, your IV may have come into contact with a nerve. Or, you may feel pain if the needle has gone beyond the vein into a muscle or tendon.
What happens if IV hits a nerve?
When an IV catheter penetrates a nerve, it can cause temporary or permanent damage. After sustaining an injury, a nerve will regenerate in an attempt to reconnect with the fibers it once innervated. Recovery from nerve damage may take only weeks or a year or more.
How long does pain from a cannula last?
When the cannula has been taken out, the place where it has been may feel slightly bruised. This sensation can last for up to one week and is quite normal.
What are the possible signs of infection at a cannula site?
Symptoms of an IV line infection
- pain where your IV line is.
- redness or swelling near the IV line.
- crusting or scabbing appears on skin near your IV line.
- oozing fluid, blood or pus from where the IV line goes through your skin.
Can cannulas get infected?
Cannula can be kept in situ for longer periods but this requires a risk assessment being carried out and ensuring that the site is free from irritation, infection and that the cannula is patent. When a cannula is removed the medical staff should first wash their hands with soap and water then use alcohol gel.