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Can cocaine be absorbed through the skin even if one is not

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Can cocaine be absorbed through the skin even if one is not using it themselves? I am taking care of my sister, who has end stage throat cancer, and I have found her asleep with coke all over te bed. I used the side of me hand to scoop it back into a box. I am literally the only person I know who has never even tried it. Yet when i went to my pain management doctor soon thereafter, they said they found very slight trace amounts of it in my urinalysis, and discharged me. They beleived me and sstill wrote for my pain meds, but due to company policy had to discharge me, and referred me to another pain mgmt doctor. How is this possible????
JA: Are you keeping a personal medical record while dealing with this?
Customer: No.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have always been a model patient. I take my meds exactly as prescribed, use zero recreational drugs, and have never had an experience like this.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.

I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.

What are the other medications you are taking?