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Suggest treatment for swelling in the arms post a Methamphetamine shot

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Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe

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Posted on Fri, 26 Aug 2016 in Veins and Arteries
Question: I have a large swollen mass on inside forarm from missing shooting meth what do i do if anything thank u.....
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Consultation

Detailed Answer:
Hello, and thanks for your question.

This is likely an infected pocket called a skin abscess. This needs to be drained and treated with antibiotics. Visit an ER or surgeon for further evaluation and for draining and antibiotic treatment.

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Follow up: Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 49 minutes later
um i think the meth just got injected into the epidermiss perhaps
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
Followup

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Possibly, but meth does not stay in the epidermis. This is likely an infection that needs to be drained.


In the future, for continuity of care, I encourage you to contact me directly at my private link below. After you ask a direct question, it would be my pleasure to be your dedicated personal physician on this website. My name is Dr. Sheppe, and I am an XXXXXXX doctor working in New York City at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, ranked #1 for Psychiatry in the United States (tinyurl.com/psyrank). For a personalized comprehensive evaluation, treatment recommendations, and individual therapy, ask me at HealthCareMagic at this private link: tinyurl.com/DrSheppeAnswers
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