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A 26-year-old female asked:

i am an iv drug user i recently resorted to muscling the injection (heroin) on the back of my upper arm now it's hot , swollen ,tender, and red. ?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
The Question is?: You have a skin cellulitis or infection. Sign off of the internet now and go to the hospital. NOW.
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Infected. : See a doctor ASAP for the infection. Also ask for help with your addiction. Without treatment your prognosis is poor. Addiction is a chronic and progressive disease. Fortunately there IS treatment and you can recover.

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Last updated Jul 22, 2014

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