BATH SALTS are commonly used as a preventative measure against the flu and pneumonia, but they are also used in some cases as a powerful opioid.
Now, an Arizona man is in the middle of a federal investigation into whether he used a bath salt to treat a condition called hypersensitivity to sodium chloride.
The investigation is ongoing, but the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Arizona has said the patient was in a state of hypothermia.
The patient was taken to a local hospital and tested positive for the disorder, which causes elevated levels of sodium chloride in the body.
According to the Mayo Clinic, it is an inflammatory disorder that can cause serious damage to the brain and central nervous system.
The man’s condition was first reported in April, when the patient had difficulty breathing and his eyes were blue.
The Arizona Department of Health and Human Services later said he had been diagnosed with hyperthermia.
He later recovered and was released from a hospital.
On June 3, an investigation was opened into the possible use of a bath salts tablet as a treatment for hyperthermic hyperthyroidism, according to the office of Special Agent in Charge Steve Glynn of the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Glynn said that the patient did not show signs of hypothyroidism.
But the investigation is still ongoing.
Glynn also said that it is unclear whether the patient has any underlying health conditions.
The investigation is not over, however, and Glynn said there is a possibility that additional charges could be filed against the patient.
He said that his office is working with other state and federal agencies to identify the person who used the bath salts, and they have contacted the manufacturer of the drug.
The DEA does not release any information about investigations.
The Arizona Department for Health Services confirmed the patient’s condition but said the hospital where the patient received the treatment was not a drug treatment facility and that it has no role in administering drugs.