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Medium sized rash around injection site post shooting meth. Cause?

A few friends were shooting meth as they have for a long time n got it from same place as usual after shooting it all of them expirienced horrible pins n needles all over starting at head n face to toes and also a very hot burning sensation over the body skin was actually so red they were almost purple. One of them missed a little bit and got a medium sized raised rash around the injection site. She used to b a opiate addict and experienced this from morphine shots but none had ever experienced it from meth it was weird why would this happen
Asked On : Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

I understand your concerns. The localized rash round the injection site indicates inflammation and possibly infection. You might need to consult a doctor to get the right medications. However using over the counter antibiotics may be helpful till you see a doctor. It might be good to know that sometimes using needles that are already used by others or what are called dirty syringes, is a risk factor for sexually transmitted diseases. It may also be go off of opiate addict with the help of a substance abuse counselor.

I hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day!
Answered: Sun, 30 Jun 2013
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