Intravenous Therapy

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The following aftercare advice is essential to help reduce the risk of treatment complications, to improve your comfort/healing and to help achieve the best possible results from treatment.

Please follow the aftercare advice for IV infusion therapy:

• You may have some localised tenderness and swelling in the site that the venous cannula was inserted afterwards, this should usually resolve within 48 hours.

• You may experience bruising in the site that the venous cannula was inserted. Bruising is common and may take 1-2 weeks to resolve.

• Keep the area where the cannula was inserted clean afterwards.

• Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated after treatment for the next 48 hours.

• In the unlikely event of bleeding afterwards from the cannula site, sit quietly and apply firm pressure to the area for 20 minutes. You can use a swab, clean cotton wool pad, a clean towel or flannel. Seek medical attention if bleeding will not stop, this is extremely unlikely.

• You must seek medical attention and contact your practitioner if you experience any signs or symptoms of skin infection after the treatment. Infection can present as hot, red shiny skin, there may be pus formation and you may have a fever or feel generally unwell.

• You must contact your practitioner as soon as possible if you experience any other unwanted side effects after having the IV infusion.

• Seek medical attention if you feel unwell following the infusion.

• Seek emergency medical attention in the rare event that you experience any severe allergy signs or features of anaphylaxis after IV infusion treatment. These may include rash, facial swelling and breathing difficulties.

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