Using stimulants, being active all night and not as aware of yourself, can all combine to make you a bit stinky. Additionally there are some characteristics of Amphetamine Type Substances that can impact upon your hygiene including:
- sweating and dehydration
- skin complaints
- oral health problems
Sweating and dehydration
Not much you can do about this now, except the tried and true:
Rehydrate as much as you can.
Shower, brush teeth, change clothes and eat.
Some lip gloss has been known to help too.
Many users of ATS report skin complaints such as dry skin, rashes and acne. Maintaining adequate hydration can be an important preventative measure. You might want to consider a good long bath after a big night out, not only will help to clean out your pores but it may assist in relaxing your body. There are also a range of commercial products on the market that can assist with keeping your skin clean and moisturised. If you experience a persitant rash or itching it is advisable that you seek medical advice and remember if you scratch that itch you maybe doing more damage, so try and avoid scratching if you can.
Preventing damage to your teeth and gums can be a lot cheaper than that dreaded trip to the dentist. Amphetamine type stimulants impact upon oral health by drying up the saliva in the mouth. Saliva is important to your oral health as it helps to protect your teeth from decay. Additionally in some instances people will experience jaw clenching and teeth grinding which can cause further wear on your teeth. A few strategies worth considering include:
- Brushing your teeth after a big night out
- Drink plenty of water
- Ensure that your diet contains plenty of high calcium foods such as milk or cheese
- Avoid rubbing cocaine into your gums. Cocaine and saliva forms a highly acidic combination that will quicken the decay of teeth.
- Try chewing sugarless gum. This will assist in the production of saliva.