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Sunday, December 21, 2014
Smoking and Tobacco
I have been smoke free for 6 weeks, I'm not craving a smoke but have had a sore throat and have broken out in pus like blisters all over my hands and head is this detoxing
This is not detoxing. After approximately 72 hours (certainly a week), the nicotine should be completely physically out of the body. You need to see your physician for a diagnosis and needed treatment.
A couple good websites to refer to for signs of nicotine withdrawal and detection of nicotine in the bloodstream are:
The American Cancer Society: www.cancer.org
Foundation for Blood Research: www.fbr.org
Kathy Vesha, RN, BSN, MA
The Ohio State University