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If someone has a problem using meth amphetamines could it cause them to get cellulitis. What would cause it? Needles? Is cellulitis contagious

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Dr. Kevin Hiler
41 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: skin puncture can cause skin infections leading to abscess and/or cellulitis. It can be contagious if the needle is shared. Contaminated needles and drugs can also cause it
Answered on Feb 19, 2015
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience in Addiction Medicine
I think when someone asks if cellulitis is contagious, they mean that can you get a skin infection from someone with a skin infection, and the answer to that generally is no, as long as you are not engaging in skin to skin contact with their infection when your skin may be abraded or injured.
Feb 19, 2015

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