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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i shot cocaine and oxy accidently into an artery 10 mins ago the pain stoped after about 1 ,in and i appled heat popped an asprin and antibiotic and ate a piece of garlic ive been applying pressure what else should i do and what would they do at a hospital
Doctor :   HI
Doctor :   I am
User :   hey
User :   this is confidential right?
Doctor :   I am going thru ur query
Doctor :   WHat is the poblem now?
Doctor :   DO you frenqently use cocaine and oxy by IV
Doctor :   It is recreational or
Doctor :   to control so me pain?
User :   not concerned about addiction aspect just the artery injection
User :   and what other measures i should take
Doctor :   So you concerned how the arteries will be effected

Doctor :   Is that right?
User :   i accidently injected a little bit into one on my wrist
Doctor :   OK
User :   and i am concernced about what i need to do to prevent gangrene and other negative consequences
User :   i have access to antibiotics and asprin
Doctor :   Teh drugs are given into veins but you say artery. r u sure?
User :   yes cuz it instantly hurt my whole hand
User :   cuz means because
Doctor :   Now I got u
Doctor :   When u injected, it infited into skin
User :   huh??
Doctor :   and also it irritates the walls of the veins
Doctor :   are bleeding now?
User :   i injected into an artery
Doctor :   After you inject the dtug, flush it with saline
User :   you know what i dont think we are on the same page
Doctor :   I got it
User :   i am not shooting anything into an artery this WAS NOT A VEIN
Doctor :   Arterial injection is more dangerous
User :   what is treatment
User :   for artterial injection
Doctor :   FDirst thing apply pressure so it wil;l not stop
User :   i compressed took some anticoagulents
User :   and antibiotics
Doctor :   U have to compress minimum 20 min
Doctor :   it will stop
User :   ok
Doctor :   And if you feel your heart is beating too fast or having chestv pain , rush to ER
User :   ok
Doctor :   You will get some local anesthetic medication on OTC apply at the site of injectuion that will relive the pain
Doctor :   Instead of Aspirin take advil 800 mg
User :   the pain is already gone
Doctor :   That will control the pain
Doctor :   OK
User :   i am just worried about gangrene and stroke
Doctor :   If you are concerned , you need blood thinners
Doctor :   Thoise can be provided in hospital
User :   i ate a whole clove of garlic and took asprin
Doctor :   You alrreay took aspirin that is blood thinner
User :   yep
Doctor :   After that you have in hospital medication
Doctor :   WHere do u live?
User :   like antibiotic
Doctor :   Antibiotics have no role now
User :   i am homeless in south beach i went to a friends house and he showed me this site
Doctor :   if the site is infected then u need antibiotics
User :   ok
User :   thanks doc God bless
Doctor :   What country
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