meth mites

meth mites

(meth mīts)
An itching sensation, formally known as formication, that makes people who use methamphetamine feel as though they have insects crawling on their skin. It causes methamphetamine users to scratch or dig at their skin, often resulting in scabbing, scarring, or infection.
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Sometimes users call the imaginary insects "meth bugs" or "meth mites."
"They treat it and it's not getting better, because it's a [consequence] of meth use where they're picking at their skin," she said, adding that this disorder is also known as "meth mites." These same patients also may suffer from anorexia or weight loss.
It's treated, "and it's not getting better, because it's a [consequence] of meth use where they're picking at their skin," she said, adding that this disorder is also known as "meth mites." These same patients also may suffer from anorexia or weight loss.