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A 34-year-old member asked:

What are signs of alcohol poisoning?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Liver failure: Cirrhosis is classical, such as jaundice, large belly filled with fluid, etc. But, from the perspective of a neurologist, tremors , incoordination, gait imbalance, numbness, weakness, confusion, disorientation, epileptic seizures. Of course, coma, delirium. Sudden death. Not a pretty picture.
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Alcoholpoisoning sig: Alcohol poisoning signs and symptoms are: • ConfusionVomiting • Seizures • Slow breathing (less than eight breaths a minute) • Irregular breathing • Blue-tinged skin or pale skinLow body temperatureunconsciousness Please call 911 to avoid complications: • Severe dehydrationChoking • Seizures • Hypothermia • Irregular heartbeat • Stopping breathing • Brain damage • Death

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What are the signs when you get alcohol poisoning?

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Dr. Howard Greller
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Serious: Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant. Drinking too much can lead to a coma and loss of protective reflexes that prevent you from aspirating and keep you breathing. People can vomit and aspirate it into their lungs. They can be so drunk, they can stop breathing. These effects are magnified if alcohol is used with other meds that are sedating, like opioids or benzodiazepines. Be careful!
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A 41-year-old female asked:

What are the signs of acute alcohol poisoning?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
See answer: Confusion, delerium, confabulation, weakness, sever fatigue, naseau, possible vomiting, tremors, and eventual comatose state. Acute alcohol poisoning needs emergent medical attention.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What to do about alcohol poisoning?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
Go to a hospital: True alcohol "poisoning" is when you drink enough to not just fall asleep, but to go into a coma, and have your breathing slow down. You would not be typing your question online if you were alcohol poisoned. If you are drinking large amounts of alcohol regularly, you at greater risk of cirrhosis, heart damage, pancreatitis, many kinds of cancer and other complications than you are of poisoning.

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