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Habit of snorting cocaine, have flu symptoms, sore nostrils, occasional bleeding. Due to flu or drugs?

Hi, I took cocaine at a party on Saturday, and have been snorting legal party powders quite regularly over the past month... I now have flu symptoms (high temperature, sore throat , runny nose, head ache, aching body), I also have really sore nostril ( the one I snort from) that bleeds sometimes... Is this flu, or something related to taking drugs? I ve had a temperature for 3 days now.
Asked On : Sat, 29 Sep 2012
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Dear friend, welcome to HCM!

Your nostril is definitely sore from Cocaine snorting and not flu.
The soreness, fever, bleeding all indicate the nasal damage or even a perforation (breakdown) of the nostril/ septum of the nose)

It can get serious and life threatening.
You need urgent medical attention and treatment.

Stop cocaine !!
Take care and please keep me informed of your progress.
Good Luck!
I hope to have answered your query satisfactorily.
Thank you!
Answered: Sat, 29 Sep 2012
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