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Doctor insights on: Meth Burns Skin

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Have bad head ach after soking meth?

Have bad head ach after soking meth?

Amphetamine: Until proven otherwise medical emergency amphetamines can have profound effect on blood pressure can cause serious neurological sequelae seek medical attention today. Emergency department indicated. ...Read more

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How meny days does it take not smell like meth for good when it coming out of your skin where you smell clean please tell me so tell my friend thanks?

How meny days does it take not smell like meth for good when it coming out of your skin where you smell clean please tell me so tell my friend thanks?

A week: A week should be more than enough for the drug to clear out of your system. It is unlikely that any smell was from meth, it probably had more to do with the hygiene of the person. ...Read more

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If you only have skin contact with Meth or Meth residue can it get into your system and affect you???

If you only have skin contact with Meth or Meth residue can it get into your system and affect you???

Poor skin absorption: Touching methamphetamine should not result in significant blood levels as long as the skin is intact and the drug was not mixed with a driver that would carry the drug beneath the skin. Snorting is a different issue entirely, as is contact with mucous membranes or eye grounds. ...Read more

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Best treatments for meth damaged skin?

Meth skin: Need to have it looked at by dermatogist to diagnose and treat. ...Read more

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I have been sober off meth for 8 months now I am getting headaches in the back side of my head mainly on the right side what should I do?

I have been sober off meth for 8 months now I am getting headaches in the back side of my head mainly on the right side what should I do?

Acetaminophen: You may try over the counter pain relief like Tylenol.
Do not drink alcohol.
Wish you good health!
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Head hurts after meth use, remedy? Help

No specific remedy: I am not aware of any specific remedy for a headache induced by methamphetamine. Perhaps measures to lower blood pressure could help? Time to get help regarding your relationship to meth? ...Read more

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I'm on meth. Iv been on it for 4 months now, how can I quit? My skin is burning away, my hair is falling out. And lots of more atuff

I'm on meth. Iv been on it for 4 months now, how can I quit? My skin is burning away, my hair is falling out. And lots of more atuff

Seek treatment: Go to an addiction specialist. Most meth addicts need professional help. The relapse rate is higher without a treatment program. ...Read more

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I have a hard abcess/boil under my arm in the pit. Its hard and has not come to a head I only just noticed it yesterday. I am a meth addict do u think this could be the cause and what should I do its hurts so bad, its not hot like what ive seen from peopl

I have a hard abcess/boil under my arm in the pit. Its hard and has not come to a head I only just noticed it yesterday. I am a meth addict do u think this could be the cause and what should I do its hurts so bad, its not hot like what ive seen from peopl

See doctor: I appears that you have a infection (likely staph) which needs to be treated by a doctor. If you don't have one, go to the ER before this spreads further. Perhaps you can get some help on your meth addiction as well even though I don't believe these two events are related (unless you have been injecting the material). ...Read more

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Can crystal meth cure my dermagraphism/dermatographic urticaria/skin writing disease?

Well that's silly: It would be best to stop the meth. Please seek addictions treatment options in your area. ...Read more

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My ex has been smoking meth for a while. Never touched a drug besides alcohol ever. If its been on her skin and mouth how long does it stay. Test fri.

My ex has been smoking meth for a while. Never touched a drug besides alcohol ever. If its been on her skin and mouth how long does it stay. Test fri.

If you didn't ingest: Methamphetamine, the amount that made be transferred through skin (which is essentially zero) or through kissing (which is close to zero) shouldn't result in a positive urine test. If you have depression, and are "blacking out" (losing consciousness?) you should seek medical attention for the cause and treatment. Having a methamphetamine user in your life isn't helping either, I imagine. ...Read more

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I have chemical burn on my tongue from smoking meth how can I make it stop hurting?

I have chemical burn on my tongue from smoking meth how can I make it stop hurting?

Treating a burn: There is a spray that can be used to anesthetize, it has been called hurricane spray, or benzocaine spray, that may help. Sometimes people feel burning in their mouth when there has been no burn, there are certain medicines that can help this. Be sure to also carefully take care of your burn as your medical providers recommend. ...Read more

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I started using meth and my face keeps breaking out in fluid filled acne like cysts both on top and beneath the skin. Quit, yes but what else?

I started using meth and my face keeps breaking out in fluid filled acne like cysts both on top and beneath the skin. Quit, yes but what else?

I've observed this: In patients. Some improve, some have scarring. The best thing to do is not use again to improve your chances.
For now, keep skin clean and dry, and treat the cysts like you would any other, do not try to break them which will worsen the chances of scarring.
You may wish to see a dermatologist as well, depending on how badly your skin is damaged. ...Read more

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When I walk by ppl I feel they talk bout me n I get anxiety n I feel bugs on my skin I was diagnosed BP2 b4 but been using heavy meth since Am I schz?

When I walk by ppl I feel they talk bout me n I get anxiety n I feel bugs on my skin I was diagnosed BP2 b4 but been using heavy meth since Am I schz?

DX-You're a bad girl: You deserve to be cared about and given opportunities to straighten out your life, but you have behaved badly. You are just at that confusing age (girl/woman) where it's soon gonna be up to you to take care of yourself and if you don't you'll be in a mess. Whether you are schz or not, you're playing w/ fire using meth. You need to take therapy more seriously, get clean and try to make a life! ...Read more

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I somehow spilt meth all overback of my hand peeled it off now I have chunks of skin missing ithink its beeb a week will I get arrested goin to er and?

I somehow spilt meth all overback of my hand peeled it off now I have chunks of skin missing ithink its beeb a week will I get arrested goin to er and?

Chemical burn: You can just tell him you were burned by chemical like HCl. Hydro Chloric Acid or other cleaning compound. The chemical burn want to be treated the same way ...Read more

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I take Vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) and have OCD. Have a serious skin picking problem. Meth can cause that symptom. Can amphetamines cause skin picking too?

Yes: Amphetamines such as Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) can increase anxiety and picking type of behavior. Speak to your prescriber about an alternative medication such as Provigil or Nuvigil ...Read more

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Can u get bacterial infections on the skin such as boils from snoking meth?

Can u get bacterial infections on the skin such as boils from snoking meth?

Yes: People on meth tend to pick on their skin that can provide a portal of entry for bacteria that infect hair follicles and result in boils. ...Read more

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I'm having hard pimples wt tip whit I smoke meth feel crawling in my head pimple tip cums off feels like mites inside my head is it possible?

I'm having hard pimples wt tip whit I smoke meth feel crawling in my head pimple tip cums off feels like mites inside my head is it possible?

You are dying: This is a classic symptom of advanced toxicity from meth. You are going to die very unpleasantly from your habit unless you get help giving it up. Even if you have so little regard for your health to have gotten yourself into this situation, think of the people who love, or used to love you. Let this thought give you the strength and courage to overcome this terrible affliction. Be brave and live. ...Read more

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I am a meth addict with giant skin sores on my back and ribs. I also had my arm go completely numb and unstable for three weeks. What does that mean?

METH: Skin infections most likely and the arm going numb may be toxicity related it all means its time to seek help and quit using ...Read more

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Have heard it is similar to meth, does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) not only suppress appetite but burn fat?

Have heard it is similar to meth, does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) not only suppress appetite but burn fat?

No, not a fat burner: There is no evidence that stimulants "burn fat." if one has a supressed appetite and fails to provide adequate new calories, then the body draws on fat stores, but there is no magic pill that makes fat just melt away, multiple website claims notwithstanding. ...Read more

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Hi doc, I am an everyday meth smoker and have slowly worsening back of leg cramp and arm tingles/cramp. Also, temporary red raised skin around mouth?

What did you expect?: Please forgive me. These symptoms are all-too-familiar and are going to get much worse until you stop taking meth. The meth users that I've autopsied have tried to claw the flesh from their bodies. Please stop this. You're strong, your fellow meth-users are NOT real friends, and you can do this. ...Read more

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What happens to the skin during burns?

What happens to the skin during burns?

An injury: The seriousness of the injury depends on how deeply the skin is injured: a superficial burn is like a sunburn and will generally heal quickly, perhaps with a little peeling. A full thickness burn extends through the entire thickness of the skin and will not heal on its own except by scarring and contracture. Between these two extremes are partial thickness burns-some heal, some don't. ...Read more

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How are freon burns to skin treated?

Depends: It depends on the depth of the burn. For partial thickness burns, they are cleansed and treated with a medicated cream and dressed. ...Read more