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The dangers of reusing old cotton

The dangers of reusing old cotton can range from miniscule to downright horrendous. In almost all cases the advice is to avoid reusing old cotton at all costs. What is reusing old cotton? When drug users shoot up or use drugs intravenously they filter a mixture of water and their drug with a piece of […]

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.