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What is Cotton Fever?

August 20, 2012 by  
Filed under Cotton Fever

Cotton fever is caused by either a bacteria in the cotton or the cotton (or other filter materials) itself being injected into the blood stream. It is more common when IV drug users re-use cotton pieces. Sometimes, an IV drug user will try to get the last little bits of a drug from old cotton and they will end up injecting a bacteria straight into the blood stream.