San Pedro, CA
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. ?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
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.
3855 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
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.
3855 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jul 22, 2014
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$15 per month
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.