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Crack and allergies

Discussion in 'Cocaine' started by Joethefirst, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. Joethefirst

    Joethefirst Community Champion

    I have this friend that used to do crack in the past but has stopped and now only smokes marijuana. I think she damaged her lungs because she constantly has lung infections. She normally says that the reason she has these infections is because of her allergies.
    Is she having these infections because of her past crack addiction or is it from smoking marijuana?
  2. GettingBetter

    GettingBetter Senior Contributor

    What does her doctor say? I don't think anyone can diagnose her over the internet. Certainly smoking anything can lead to lung problems or make existing problems worse. But these matters are best left for your friend and her doctor to sort out. I'm not sure why getting opinions here would help? Just be a friend to her, and if you are really concerned, offer to go with her to the doctor.
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  3. Joethefirst

    Joethefirst Community Champion

    I know that it's between her and her doctor. She decided to do a very silly thing. On new years she got a sever lung infection and decided not to go to the doctor even after I offered to take her. Well needles to say only when she was at deaths doors did she end up going.
    Apparently the previous to last time she went to the doctor, he wasn't the most supportive and actually gave her a warning. It's more then obvious she's a grown women and can make up her own decisions, but to dye because of something so stupid as hotheadedness.
  4. sillylucy

    sillylucy Community Champion

    I have heard of the link because there is so much lung damage that it is harder to add all of that pollen to the mix. Try and over the counter pill for the allergies to relieve the symptoms while your lungs heal.
  5. SashaS

    SashaS Community Champion

    I think it could be a bit of both, but smoking is more likely to damage her lungs more than a pollen allergy. I'm allergic to dust and the only effects it has on me is constant sneezing and a runny nose. It's more likely the smoking and it's natural that she would blame it on her allergy instead. I could be wrong but that's my take on the situation.
    She knows the truth and if she continues to deny it then she will face the consequences and she probably knows that. It could be from the crack but if the infections are only happening now then it might be the marijuana.
  6. Joethefirst

    Joethefirst Community Champion

    I think you are write, I really do think she is hiding behind the allergy issue because she is afraid to face the truth. I really hope she sees the light, and as soon as possible.
  7. Jack Wallace

    Jack Wallace Senior Contributor

    Pеоplе whо injесt сосаinе саn еxpеriеnсе sеvеrе аllеrgiс rеасtiоns аnd, аs with аll injесting drug usеrs, аrе аt inсrеаsеd risk fоr соntrасting HIV, virаl hеpаtitis аnd оthеr blооd-bоrnе disеаsеs.
  8. Jack Wallace

    Jack Wallace Senior Contributor

    Pеоplе whо injесt сосаinе саn еxpеriеnсе sеvеrе аllеrgiс rеасtiоns аnd, аs with аll injесting drug usеrs, аrе аt inсrеаsеd risk fоr соntrасting HIV, virаl hеpаtitis аnd оthеr blооd-bоrnе disеаsеs.
  9. Joethefirst

    Joethefirst Community Champion

    She never injected herself, she would only smoke it, fortunately, unfortunately her lungs got damaged by doing so.
  10. xTinx

    xTinx Community Champion

    Your friend should consult a lung specialist who can give her the proper diagnosis and provide medical insights into her situation. As it is, we can only make guesses here since we have never seen your friend or how she's doing. You can accompany her when she visits the doctor so you'll have first-hand knowledge of what's happening to her.
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  11. JonnyMacdonald

    JonnyMacdonald Community Champion

    Right this is really a question for a medical professional or a lung specialist.
    BUT let's apply a bit of common sense.
    Inhaling hot, toxins and smoke and vapors cannot be good for the lungs. If you lungs are damaged they could be prone to infection.
    I have not ever heard of allergies causing infections either.
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  12. Joethefirst

    Joethefirst Community Champion

    Thank you for your advice, that is true the only person that can truly help her is a specialist in the area. The infection come and go she doesn't always have the infection. When ever she gets an a attack she goes to her doctor and he prescribes her some antibiotics. I do think that prevention is better then a cure so I'm going to try and convince her to go to a specialist to see if she doesn't have these infections so frequently.
  13. darkrebelchild

    darkrebelchild Community Champion

    The problem with your friend may be bigger than antibiotics. Like it was suggested, a specialist would be best to give the detailed cause of her problems. There may need to be an x-ray or scan to determine what the root of the problem is.
  14. knitmehere

    knitmehere Community Champion

    It really could be either. I have a lot of problems with my lungs from allergies, from way before I ever started doing drugs. That being said, the drugs could have added to it over time and made the problem much worse.
  15. Tsky45

    Tsky45 Community Champion

    There's no telling what smoking crack could do to you. Of course she may just have allergies. Smoking the crack could have done some damage over time also. Only a doctor could really tell her what's the cause of this.
  16. ejorman1010

    ejorman1010 Senior Contributor

    You will have to get that check out by a doctor. If it's a lung infection, she could have a compromised immune system. That could be caused by a lot of things.
  17. Mara

    Mara Community Champion

    Perhaps she developed those allergies because of crack. Or she may have had allergies before she turned to crack and marijuana. Either way, her smoking doesn't help with her condition. She should go and seek the help of a medical professional.