Top
10
Doctor insights on: Cocaine Infection

Share
1

1
Can cocaine use cause systemic infection of the ENT ? Could this lead to further infection in the reproductive system?

Can cocaine use cause systemic infection of the ENT ? Could this lead to further infection in the reproductive system?

Yes: Snorting of Cocaine has been reported to cause endocarditits and other distant infections from the nasal area. The Cocaine constricts the blood vessels in the nasal passages and can cause open ulcers that allow bacteria into the blood stream. Once bacteria are in the blood stream then they can travel to any organ in the body.(including the reproductive organs). ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Ronald Krauser
9 doctors shared insights

Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


3

3
I did cocaine for 1 day 3 weeks ago, since then i haven't felt the same. I have lung infection, pounding/faster heartrate, & am anxious/panicky. Why?

I did cocaine for 1 day 3 weeks ago, since then i haven't felt the same. I have lung infection, pounding/faster heartrate, & am anxious/panicky. Why?

Cocaine is bad: You gave good reasons not to do cocaine! Since you don't like feeling this way, then don't use it anymore. It makes you anxious, paranoid, raises heart rate and ruins your mind. And as you said, gave you a lung infection. Let this be a lesson not to use cocaine again. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Can using cocaine a few days ago be the reason for my sore throat due to nasal drip? Was wondering if i have a throat infection or if its from that

Can using cocaine a few days ago be the reason for my sore throat due to nasal drip? Was wondering if i have a throat infection or if its from that

Yes it can: cocaine is very irritant to the nasal mucous membrane, to the point it can perforated. so yes your throat is sore from the cocaine. it is not a good idea to play with fire by the way.regardless how fascinating the fire work is. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Is infection common in d and c?

Is infection common in d and c?

Uncommon: A d;c (dilation and curettage) is a surgical procedure. Often times in surgery antibiotics are given prior to the case to prevent infection. However in the case of d;c, the risk of infection is so low that antibiotics are seldom recommended. The risk of infection is rated at. ...Read more

7

7
Dose dalacin c 300 mg works correctly for infection ?

Dose dalacin c 300 mg works correctly for infection ?

Depends . . .: Whether any given antibiotic works depends upon whether the infection is caused by a sensitive bacteria. For instance, common cold is caused by a virus and thus won't be affected by any antibiotic. Anyway, dalacin c is a brand not sold in the states. Whether the generic Clindamycin will work "correctly" depends upon what caused your infection. Ask your doc for culture & sensitivity. ...Read more

8

8
Who gets c. Diff infection? 

Who gets c. Diff infection? 

Hospital: The majority of c. Diff cases occur in the hospital with patients who are taking antibiotics to treat recent infections. Other risk factors include being over the age of 65, colon disease, being in a hospital or nursing home for an extended period of time, have a weak immune system, abdominal or gastrointestinal surgery, or previous history of c. Diff infections. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
What is a c diff infection like?

Infection: Colon infection from clostridium difficile can cause fever, nausea, abdominal cramping pains, sometimes serious abdominal pain, diarrhea & dehydration. Some people can become very ill from this. Treated with specific antibiotics for this type of infection. Rarely requires surgery if severe & life threatening. ...Read more

10

10
How long does a c-diff infection last?

Long if not treated: C. Difficile can cause a prolonged severe colitis if it is not treated. If treated it usually starts to improve 3-4 days into the 10-14 day treatment course. Relapses occur in 25% of cases. These relapses require re-treatment and can continue to recur requiring prolonged pulse/taper vancomycin treatment and even fecal transplant therapy for cure. ...Read more