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Do addicts get more abscesses than the general population, and what causes them?

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Dr. Thomas Graber
Emergency Medicine

In brief: If u use needles, ye

Any time you put a hole in the skin, you risk putting in germs that can cause abcesses.
If your addiction does not involve needles, addictions cause a lot of stress and often lack of sleep that can make it more likely to get all sorts of infections. If you use needles, get tested for hiv/aids.

In brief: If u use needles, ye

Any time you put a hole in the skin, you risk putting in germs that can cause abcesses.
If your addiction does not involve needles, addictions cause a lot of stress and often lack of sleep that can make it more likely to get all sorts of infections. If you use needles, get tested for hiv/aids.
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