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What causes severe painful swelling in the outer ear after taking Cocaine?

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Dr. Divya Agarwal

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Practicing since :1999

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Posted on Tue, 1 Aug 2017 in Lupus
Question: hi, I think i have relapsing polychondritis

my ear cartilage seems to be almost melting.

it only started recently and is always after cocaine use
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Answered by Dr. Divya Agarwal 22 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes it could be

Detailed Answer:
hi
vasculitis and rheumatic diseases can be triggered by cocaine.
if you are getting such symptoms you should definitely avoid use of cocaine.
this can trigger autoimmune problems in the body.
regards
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Follow up: Dr. Divya Agarwal 15 minutes later
i understand. I need to find the willpower to stop this as researching this - it looks very serious.

Is there any medication i can take that will prevent the cartilage from collapsing?
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Answered by Dr. Divya Agarwal 7 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Vasculitis

Detailed Answer:
hi
this as you understand is a serious condition.
when there is a cause triggering This the cause itself should be eliminated.
it is treated with steroid s .
these can be given only under medical supervision.
regards

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