Jun 02, 2002 - 11:32 am
I just finished my 7th chemo treatment last Tues (4 AC and 3 Taxol) which I am getting via IV in my right arm. After the last treatment my forearm was red, swollen and warm. I saw my dr who diagnosed phlebitis and prescribed antibiotics, which I started on Wed. Has anybody experienced this before? The nurses were very surprised and didn't seem to know what to do about it. Also, how long does it take to clear up? The swelling is down but my arm is still red and even a little yellow near the site. I'm also wondering how much I need to restrict activity with that arm for now. I'd appreciate any advice. These veins just have to make it through one more treatment!!