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

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
9 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Indirectly

Amphetamines cause sleep deprivation which lowers the immune response, and induce obsessive activities such as picking at one's skin which breaks the skin barrier. They also cause people to make bad decisions in other ways as well, such as neglecting hygiene, poor diet, high-risk behaviors, etc.

In brief: Indirectly

Amphetamines cause sleep deprivation which lowers the immune response, and induce obsessive activities such as picking at one's skin which breaks the skin barrier. They also cause people to make bad decisions in other ways as well, such as neglecting hygiene, poor diet, high-risk behaviors, etc.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Not likely

Smoking methamphetamine is not likely to lead to infections of the skin.
These are more frequently associated with the use of needles which break the skin and allow entrance of bacteria, either from the surface of the skin, contaminated needles, or contamination of the material being injected. My recommendation would be to stop using.

In brief: Not likely

Smoking methamphetamine is not likely to lead to infections of the skin.
These are more frequently associated with the use of needles which break the skin and allow entrance of bacteria, either from the surface of the skin, contaminated needles, or contamination of the material being injected. My recommendation would be to stop using.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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