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sore arms from iv

I had 2 get iv fluid today, i have very small veins and the nurse blew 2 veins trying to get the iv in. now i have very big painful bruises in my hand and wrist, what can i do for the pain? can i ice it.. or heat pad? or what would help?

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Asked by sarahlu at 4:48 PM on Nov. 11, 2010 in Health

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  • Ice it!

    Answer by Steph319 at 4:50 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • Ice for the first 24, then warm, moist heat. Ice it 20 mins on, 20 mins off. Tylenol wouldn't hurt either.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 4:54 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • totally agree with Grandma!

    Answer by kjrn79 at 4:57 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • I would do ice to try to numb it. Maybe some aspirin or pain reliver might help. Just try and not to bump the sore spots on your arm. take care and hope all it okay. Relax your arms with to sore.

    Answer by momindiana at 4:58 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • Ice. GL!!

    Answer by Adelicious at 5:00 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • In addition to putting ice on it, try arnica cream... you can get it at a health store like vitamin world or GNC... it will reduce both the pain and the bruising.

    Answer by momof2redhedz at 5:23 PM on Nov. 12, 2010

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