This narrative might be straight out of a strange alternate reality show. It did, however, happen, according to New York doctors. According to reports, a 35-year-old male, who wishes to remain nameless, arrived at Bronx Care Hospital Center.
He had no bumps, bruises, gashes, or broken bones. He hadn't been shot, stabbed, or beaten severely. He "self-inflicted" what occurred to him. The most of the discomfort this man would feel would be in his private areas.
The discomfort had moved to his right foot, but it was primarily felt in his groin. The man admitted to having a long history of using intravenous drugs. In and of itself, intravenous drug usage is an issue. People who are addicted will do inconceivable things.
However, when you take a needle and inject cocaine into a vein in your *cough*, you might want to prepare for a bad outcome. That’s what happened. Evidently, his excuse was that he had run out of viable spots to shoot up.
Certainly, after what transpired, an “intervention” might be in order. What the doctors found was rather bizarre. The man’s manhood was producing a “foul-smelling, serious discharge.” They discovered a condition called necrosis.
The injection of cocaine into a vein in the man’s thing was rotting its tissue. Cocaine is dangerous enough by itself. According to reports, nearly 80 percent of cocaine seized in the United States is cut with levamisole.
Levamisole is a parasitic worming treatment for animals. Much of the cocaine found in Britain is cut with the same substance. In certain extreme cases, cocaine cut with levamisole causes skin tissue to rot.
Users have reported various parts of their bodies turning black and then dying. One might think this incident would be a wake-up call to ask for help. Nevertheless, the man refused. Unfortunately, further tests will not be performed because he vanished without a trace.
According to reports, medical professionals should take extra caution while counseling active drug users about the "possibilities of injecting narcotics in atypical and risky injection sites." Perhaps a more intensive focus on intervention would be beneficial as well?
This revelation adds a new element to the complex and perplexing world of addiction. It also falls under the "probably best not to try this at home" category, at least not without medical supervision.