Shot up meth and missed hand what do I do if it's swollen

Question

Shot up meth in hand and missed hand is swollen and it's getting red what should I do

Answer

Thanks for writing. It is not uncommon to sometimes miss when injecting drugs, and such an event with meth can cause a lot of burning and swelling.

You indicate that it is swollen and getting red. When you first miss it can help to apply warm compresses but here is the important point: if it gets inflamed, red, swollen and hot to the touch it is extremely important that you seek medical attention. You will be at serious risk of a dangerous and fast-moving infection. Almost everyone is concerned about going to the ER with such a concern but you need to do it, and believe me they have seen it all before.

Here is another response of mine to the same question.

Best,

David