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Cocaine binge & horrible nasal discharge
A friend of mine went on something of a cocaine binge for about a week, ending 10 days ago. She is now freaking out because she continues to have horrible nasal discharge: blood and what (she showed me while basically having a panic attack) looks like pieces of tissue. Hard giant yellow and red chunks about a centimeter in size. I told her she probably just has a sinus infection from sticking bad things up her nose, but I wonder if it's something more. She went to clinic and told them sinus infection. They gave her prednisone and augmentin, but didn't really do any sort of exam. I think she should see an ENT doc bc it sounds like something worse. But I also don't want to frighten her more than she already was. (She definitely won't be using again, at least not up her nose). What do you think? Could her nasal tissues have begun necrosis to the point that augmentin and prednisone will be insufficient? Is it an emergency or can she await a referral to an ENT doc?