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what happens if you inject alcohol in to a vein

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gabriel Goren
57 years experience General Surgery
Alcohol: Is a strong sclerosing agent, namely it will close the veins. It is used by some for what is called a-v malformations. It is dangerous as it can cause ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Alcohol: Unlikely, but not the best idea. Injection could cause local problem. The amount would be important. Isopropyl alcohol causes metabolic acidosis in la ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Inject Nyquil: You die! why in the world would you want to inject medications that are not meant to be injected? If you are asking this, you are either joking or you ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: to my knowledge cocaethylene is formed whether the cocaine is ingested by snorting, smoking or injection if the individual is simultaneously ingesting ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
13 years experience Emergency Medicine
Intoxicatiion: Depending on the amount, isopropyl alcohol injected intravenously may cause intoxication. It should never be injected as it is not an acceptable intra ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
No alcohol wipe: This sometimes happen. The alcohol is a routine precaution against skin infection. It is not 100% guaranteed. It is common that in home use the wipe m ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
No: Alcohol is not a local anesthetic. Doing so can cause permanent damage to the tissues.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience neurology
Yes very bad: See a psychiatrist. Injecting alcohol could kill you. If you are under stress or depressed, psychiatrist is the expert.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neal Birnbaum
50 years experience Rheumatology
Sometimes: Methotrexate (mtx) can be taken either orally or by injection. While the pills are more popular, the self-administered injections are cheaper, often ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: You will get differing opinions but i tell my patients that occasional small amounts of alcohol are ok. I tell them 3-4 drinks a week are reasonable. ... Read More

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