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Houma, LA
A 18-year-old male asked:

I put hand sanitizer with 70% ethyl alcohol on a very open cut on my head. will i get alcohol poisoning? i put a decent amount

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Dorsey
37 years experience
No: Not to worry. You wont get alcohol poisoning.
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Dr. Peter Wiggin
Wound care 37 years experience
Alcohol Poisoning : Although alcohol "poisoning" is unlikely, the use of high concentration alcohols in wounds is usually contraindicated as alcohols are cytotoxic. (harmful to tissues) with scalp wounds of this description, the application of direct pressure to control hemorrhaging and transfer to a medical facility would be recommended.
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Last updated Dec 15, 2020

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