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I'm a IV user of mainly heroin and meth occasionally, I can't move my tongue due to it being so painful and swollen, what can I use to help relieve it?

I'm a IV user of mainly heroin and meth occasionally, I can't move my tongue due to it being so painful and swollen, what can I use to help relieve it?

See a dentist: Preferably an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon for evaluation and treatment. If you can't afford a private visit go to a dental school or clinic.
Be sure the doctor knows of your drug use.
There are many possibilities but I would look at trauma and vitamin deficiency first. ...Read more

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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I have taken crystal meth n now my mouth is really dry n have got red bumps on my tongue n its swollen n bumps r really painful. Any suggestions?

I have taken crystal meth n now my mouth is really dry n have got red bumps on my tongue n its swollen n bumps r really painful. Any suggestions?

Stop taking meth: Continue to use meth, and you will very likely die of it -- but first, you'll bring misery to yourself and to everyone who loves you. I suspect you already realize this, and that your courage in writing reflects a changed attitude and a commitment to recover after this terrible mistake. A support group and/or professional help may save your life. Try hydrogen peroxide as a mouthwash for now. ...Read more

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I'm 45 day clean from Meth abuse and have untreated Hep BorC, recently got over the flu, and now have swollen glands near my mouth or throat and suffer from fatigue amd muscle soreness. I know some a detox related but is there a larger emergency?

I'm 45 day clean from Meth abuse and have untreated Hep BorC, recently got over the flu, and now have swollen glands near my mouth or throat and suffer from fatigue amd muscle soreness. I know some a detox related but is there a larger emergency?

Seek care: Your current symptoms are compatible with flu. Please note that both Hep B and Hep C are curable and you should seek care for your long term health. I applaud you for kicking meth!
If the glands more than double in size, ulcerate, bleed, you get fever, or lose weight, see a doctor at the earliest.
Wish you 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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I inject meth often and I have noticed my hands are sometimes swollen when I wake up are the two related and why if so?

Quite possibly: It can be from damage to lymphatic vessels caused by repeated injections. This is serious and if it is this, you need to be examined and hopefully treated ASAP. Lymphatic obstruction can become dangerous, so have an exam. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have just injected my self with meth into my vein and it has swollen up and hurts I have missed the vein or busted it wot can I do to reduce swellin?

I have just injected my self with meth into my vein and it has swollen up and hurts I have missed the vein or busted it wot can I do to reduce swellin?

Seek medical help: Injecting meth can cause local skin necrosis, cellulitis and deep tissue infections, not to mention endocarditis with destruction of your heart valves. Stop shooting up and seek medical attention asap. If a severe local infection developes you could potentially lose an arm.
Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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If been shooting meth for at least 6 years now. Here recently when I do the next morning my hands are swollen red and hurt. Why is that.?

If been shooting meth for at least 6 years now. Here recently when I do the next morning my hands are swollen red and hurt. Why is that.?

Erythromelalgia: It's going to get worse if you continue this insanity. You're asking for gangrene. You're smart enough to have found HealthTap. If you continue, meth will kill you -- I've autopsied folks who've died from it and they actually do tear their flesh off their bodies at the end. Please get help. ...Read more

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My husband snorted crystal meth, like an idiot, and now has sores on his tongue. What can he do to help them go away? Without going to the doc.

Go to the doc: The doc won't call the cops (unless your idiot husband tries to sell him some crystal meth). Docs are ethically obligated not to judge their patients but rather to help them stay healthy. On the other hand, having the doc agree with your assessment of your husband as an idiot may help discourage him from being an idiot again. ...Read more

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Missed some of an IV meth shot about 2 days ago and area about 3 inches in diameter is bruised, slightly swollen, and kinda tender, but not in pain. Cause for concern? Wait it out you think?

Missed some of an IV meth shot about 2 days ago and area about 3 inches in diameter is bruised, slightly swollen, and kinda tender, but not in pain. Cause for concern? Wait it out you think?

Worst is yet to come: I am VERY concerned about you. The area may undergo necrosis, and you'll need to be seen if it does -- you'll know. But if you're injecting meth, this is NOTHING compared with what awaits you. The meth users I've autopsied have clawed their skin off before they died. You've been given "warnings" about other things that aren't true; the warnings about meth really are. You must stop, man. ...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 think someone may have blown my vein trying to inject me with meth. They didn't actually inject it, but 2 days later it is very bruised/swollen?

I think someone may have blown my vein trying to inject me with meth. They didn't actually inject it, but 2 days later it is very bruised/swollen?

Without preaching:: This person doesn't know what they are doing, and obviously by doing this they are threatening your health in a variety of ways, the least of which is blowing your vein.
Please get help to get off the stuff, and to make sure that this is not an infection in your veins that could then infect your heart, brain, other organs permanently or kill you. Meanwhile, apply heat for comfort. Good luck 2U ...Read more

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Am an IV meth user and missed when shooting in arm 2 days ago, its now swollen and red and appears to be abssessed, what do I do I have been taking clindamycin 150 mg cap

Am an IV meth user and missed when shooting in arm 2 days ago, its now swollen and red and appears to be abssessed, what do I do I have been taking clindamycin 150 mg cap

Hello.: Hello. I am assuming by the fact that you wrote in for medical input that the Clindamycin was not prescribed to you for this incident. Abcesses often need to have an incision and drainage. Do not recommend that you perform surgery on yourself. Do recommend that you be medically evaluated as this needs medical care. ...Read more

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Forarm is red and swollen very painful after injecting meth arm is changing colour whole arm is aching

Cellulitis: You definitely need to see a doctor right away as you seem to be developing a skin infection. It sometimes can be fatal, meaning kill you. ...Read more

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Hi I have smoked meth for 2years on and off and ive also smoked marijuana for 14 years solidly. Now my lymph nodes are constantly swollen and sore?

Hi I have smoked meth for 2years on and off and ive also smoked marijuana for 14 years solidly. Now my lymph nodes are constantly swollen and sore?

Related the question: I have no idea whether those things are related or not. Perhaps, the products you've been smoking contain some degree of contamination in them which have stimulated your immune system causing you to have chronically swollen lymph nodes....or you should bring this up to your doctor to take a look at since swollen lymph glands are never to be ignored. ...Read more

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I have a cute on the end of my tongue soon after I smoked meth, it has been no more then 2 days and it is white around the area I guess it is infected? How do I fix this, I have only tried mouth wash

I have a cute on the end of my tongue soon after I smoked meth, it has been no more then 2 days and it is white around the area I guess it is infected? How do I fix this, I have only tried mouth wash

Agree: Agree with dr. Fowler and would like to add that this could simply be a burn injury. Meth is extremely damaging to you mouth, especially to the teeth. I recommend that you get an evaluation by a general dentist for your tongue and to assess other problems that may be developing before you loose a large number of teeth to decay.

As stated before, the greater concern is what the meth is doing to your body in a general sense. This drug is so addictive that you will need assistance stopping. Seek professional care for assistance in stopping and to obtain a complete physical exam to make sure you have no other problems medically. ...Read more

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My husband has a painful body and leg rash and swollen legs from trying to quit meth. This is the 3rd day. What can help?

My husband has a painful body and leg rash and swollen legs from trying to quit meth. This is the 3rd day. What can help?

Pain, swollen legs: You must take him to see his Primary doctor as soon as possible.
He may be sent to another section after his doctor has seen him.

Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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I shot meth into my vein on side of my hand and it is swollen, my hand is numb and there is lots of redness around that area and up my arm a little bi?

I shot meth into my vein on side of my hand and it is swollen, my hand is numb and there is lots of redness around that area and up my arm a little bi?

You have infection: That may be spreading up your arm and cutting off circulation to the hand. This could be a life-threatening or hand threatening emergency. Please go to an ED. ...Read more

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I have painfull blisters on my tongue fro Crystal meth foodie drink. How do I relieve the pain and get rid? Already tried hydrogen peroxide and no working

I have painfull blisters on my tongue fro Crystal meth foodie drink. How do I relieve the pain and get rid? Already tried hydrogen peroxide and no working

Seek medical help: Mouth sores develop from crystal meth due to its caustic nature. Blisters are a result of chemical burn and tissue damage. Hydrogen peroxide will not help and may make it worse. Recommend seeing your doctor and/or dentist for further evaluation and treatment. Keep in mind there are dangerous effects to other organ systems with continued use. Risks outweigh any perceived benefit. Do reconsider. ...Read more

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I was cleaning a friends house and found something and touched it to my tongue. It ended up being crystal methamphetamine. I could feel the effects of i?

I was cleaning a friends house and found something and touched it to my tongue. It ended up being crystal methamphetamine. I could feel the effects of i?

Methamphetamine: Do yourself a favor and stay away from that friend. Nobody ever sets out wanting to be an addict, but there are a few legal and illegal drugs that can hook a person with just one use. Hang around with a meth user and eventually they will want a party friend and offer you some. I have not come across a more damaging substance than this. The ingredients are poison. Stay well clear my friend. ...Read more

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What kind of rinse cleans mouth from meth?

What kind of rinse cleans mouth from meth?

Doesn't exist: You are looking for a magical solution that does not exist. The only way to clean your mouth of meth is to stop using. ...Read more

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What is meth mouth?

What is meth mouth?

Broken down teeth: Meth mouth is a term coined due to a characteristic presentation that a lot of meth users present with. Meth wreaks havoc on your teeth, thus many meth users present with most of their teeth being black and brown, as well as being severely broken down and cracked. ...Read more

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What's "meth mouth"?

What's "meth mouth"?

Meth Mouth: Meth mouth is a dental condition characterized by severe decay and loss of teeth, fracture and enamel erosion. This is due to extended use of the drug methamphetamine. The cause is thought to be due to xerostomia (dry moth), bruxism (grinding), lack of proper nutrition and dental hygiene. ...Read more

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What is "meth mouth"?

What is "meth mouth"?

Meth Mouth: Meth mouth is a term for people who have had extensive tooth damage due to the abuse of methamphetamines. Many times the teeth are so damaged that they are unrestorable. The teeth usually have large cavities in them and appear black in color. Quite often this leads to early tooth loss and full upper and full lower dentures at a very young age. ...Read more

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How long does meth affect your mouth after stopping use?

How long does meth affect your mouth after stopping use?

Meth Mouth: Unfortunately a lot of the damage that has been done can be permanent. This is a great article: http://www. Primehealthchannel. Com/meth-mouth-pictures-symptoms-facts-and-treatment. Html. If you are asking for yourself - please see a dentist, take care of your teeth & gums and quit the meth. ...Read more

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How many hours would I need to pass a mouth swab test if using meth?

How many hours would I need to pass a mouth swab test if using meth?

72 hrs: A saliva test for meth can test positive for up to 72 hrs after use. ...Read more