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

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Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
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Dr. Mohammed Younus
Psychiatry
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In brief: ENT infections possi

Since Cocaine is either snorted, smoked or inhaled it can cause ENT infections but unlikely to infections of reproductive system.

In brief: ENT infections possi

Since Cocaine is either snorted, smoked or inhaled it can cause ENT infections but unlikely to infections of reproductive system.
Dr. Mohammed Younus
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