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2. Treatment for IV meth miss

Jul 29, 2014

What can someone do for themselves at home after they miss an injection of a meth hit?

Response from Dr. Fawcett

Hello, You can treat missed shots with warm compresses to reduce the likelihood of irritation or abscesses. Only apply creams or salves after the wound has closed (at least a couple of hours). If it starts to look or feel bad you may have an infection and should seek medical treatment immediately.

Injecting crystal meth doesn't have a happy ending. Please consider getting assistance at Crystal Meth Anonymous, SMART Recovery, or some other group.

Take care, David

Injecting crystal meth into breast, red and purple and painful
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