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Weird Smell In Nose After Doing Meth
Bad breath and meth: Teeth and gums need blood to stay healthy. Methamphetamines cause the vessels that supply blood to oral tissues to shrink in size. The reduction in blood flow will cause the tissues to break down. Over time the blood flow can not recover and the tissue will become necrotic (dead) and induce bad breath. Also the lack of oral hygiene can contribute to periodontal disease and bad smell. ...Read more
Probably not: But some drugs get deposited in the fat in your body and can come into the system later when you burn off fat. This is the nature of a "flash back". ...Read more
No: I can find no information to that effect. You may wish to see your family doctor to have a vaginal infection ruled out. ...Read more
Yes: Sure. Never touch the stuff again. Meth is not necessary for life. Meth is not required for anything. Be strong enough to never associate with people who use it or sell it (means staying away from certain people, permanently). The nose will heal up the best it can. If there are residual nasal problems, one's primary care doctor or ENT specialist can evaluate. ...Read more
Meth sores in nose after smoking meth is there anything I can do to help it besides stopping meth?
Yes: I would be concerned about a staph infection. But I am most concerned that despite some serious xXxX you are not prepared to ask for help in stopping the meth. This constitutes a life threatening addiction. I pray you can find some help with it as well as being checked out for a staph infection. ...Read more
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
Meth exposure symptoms in children smell odor, my grandchild has metallic smell and I suspect he is being exposed to drug users?
Suspicion: If you have reason to suspect your grandson is exposed to drug users, this is a very big problem. Child protective services needs to be aware & check out the situation. Please contact them, and share your concerns. ...Read more
I smoke meth on Thursday and I will have plastic surgery for my nose on Tuesday morning! Is it ok to go under anaesthesia? Better if local or general
Let your Dr know: If there is a relationship that you have to absolutely trust it is your physician and personal relationship. Be very honest about your use of illicit drugs and timing of your surgery. Make sure you let the anesthesiologist know that as well, if you do not, your use of the illicit drugs could interact in a negative way w/anesthesia and could cause harm or death. Let them know ASAP. ...Read more
Is there a way to tell the difference between crack and meth just from the smell of the second-hand smoke?
Doesn't Matter: Both of these are illegal and devastating to families and communities. Stay away from it; don't let it be around you or your family ever! ...Read more
In the morning I had pain under my nose and on my chin. Like I was punched in the face. Over night I was covers in zits. I think it's from meth??
Needs evaluation: You need to be in rehab if using meth is causing neurologic symptoms such as pain and dermatologic symptoms of rash. Call your family doctor today for an evaluation of the symptoms and for referral to a rehab facility. Don't give your life and body to meth. You're still young enough to salvage your life.... ...Read more
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?
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
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
Sterile abscess from missed meth shot inside elbow. About the size of a 1/4. 4 weeks, no drain no head. How long can it take to dissipate?
I was smoking meth in my car for the first time and outta nowhere the back of my head felt like sombody hit me with a hammer.. I couldn't sleep for 3days couldn't eat either. When iam having sex im getting the same huge migraine in back of my head&nek?
Concerning: You should see a physician and have a brain scan to check for a possible aneurism. ...Read more
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
Can adderall or Afrin nasal spray or a generic form of claritin d cause a positive methamphetamine result on a drug test?
Pseudoephedrine: Since the D in Claritin had been used to manufacture methamphetamine, I would suspect that it will produce a positive drug test. As for Afrin nasal spray, it is difficult to tell since any absorption would be minor and thus likely detectable only with extremely sensitive method. I hope other members in this panel will jump in on this topic. ...Read more
Weird smell in nose when bending over, or burping/coughing/yawning. Dr. said could be Cacosmia or a fungal infection. What is Cacosmia? He didn't say.
Imagining a bad odor: It is the imaging or perception of a bad or foul odor. It can be psychological or some times associated with a brain tumor. It also can be associated with reflux, sinus infections, or infected rhinitis. Oral hygiene problems or halitosis. See if your physician can refer you to an ENT for a check up. ...Read more
When I get a cold some times I start to smell something weird that no one else can smell, like it's inside my nose or something how do I get rid of it?
Had this weird cold for over 3 weeks. Been having moderate chestpains for over a week (no painkillers working) also have this rotting smell in my nose?
Infection: You should see a doctor for a thorough evaluation and see if you need to have this worked up. ...Read more
See below: Hyperosmia or increase sense of smell can be associated with a number of conditions such as: cluster headaches, migraines, adrenal cortical insufficiency, seizures, sinusitis and partial damage to the olfactory nerve, depression and other psychiatric disorders. In your case, this is lkiely due to inflammation related to your cold/sinuses. See your do if any problems result. ...Read more
I seem to have a weird chemical smell in my nose and have done since leaving the hairdressers an hour ago. I also have a headache. What could it be?
Chemical exposure: There are many chemicals in use at a hair dresser. You may have been exposed to one that is causing the continued smell which may not be in your nose, but on your hari or clothing. Many chemicals can cause headache. When you get home try Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for the headache, change your clothes and take a shower, to seee if the smell goes away. ...Read more
Possibly: Have you had the tooth checked by a dentist? If it is an upper tooth, it could be possible that you have some sinus involvement causing your tooth to become sensitive and it is actually sinus related. Have an ENT check your sinuses or a dentist check the tooth. Sinus infections can many times show up in a dental x-ray. ...Read more
I'm 3 weeks post-op Rhinoplasty, I have this weird smell in my nose that I think I'm the only one who smells. Is that normal? What should I do?
I had a cold last month, now I have this weird thing as I smell dust everywhere, my nose is blocked, I had allergies all my life. Is this serious?
Probably not. Try irrigating the nose on both sides with saline. Add 1 tsp salt to one quart of water and get a syringe and blow it into the nose.
50 cc each side 4 to five times a day. Use Flonase I. The nose 2 Sprays twice a day each nostril and see how this works. You can try a decongestant like Sudafed for a few days for the nasal congestion. Or you can try some afrin for only a couple da ...Read more
Inflammation: Allergies or viral illnesses will cause you to need to blow your nose a lot. They can also cause inflammation that will affect your sense of smell. Viral illness will likely go away within 10 days, but can cause long lasting damage to your smell (not common). Allergies may need medical treatment with tablets or nasal sprays. See a doctor if the small does not return after other symptoms resolv. ...Read more
Nose: Hard to answer based on your description. ...Read more
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