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Doctor insights on: Alcohol After Anesthesia Effects

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Dr. Karen Sibert
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Anesthesia (Definition)

Anesthesia is a field of study that involves methods of removing sensation, pain, and consciousness from a person in order to perform surgeries, do other uncomfortable procedures, or relieve his pain/suffering. A doctor specializing in ...Read more


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What will happen if you drink alcohol after anesthesia?

What will happen if you drink alcohol after anesthesia?

Not recommended: Drinking alcohol after general anesthesia may exarcebate some of the remaining effects of the anesthesia and some of the drugs often administered during anesthesia (opioids. Other sedatives etc...) including: sedation, grogginess, nausea/vomiting and headache. If you drink alcohol on a daily basis, it is very important to let your anesthesiologist know. ...Read more

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Can there be some alcohol in novocaine or other anesthesia used in dentistry?

Can there be some alcohol in novocaine or other anesthesia used in dentistry?

Definitely, no: Injectable local anesthetic does not contain an alcohol. Moreover, you do not drink any alcohol 24 hours before you receive the anesthetic. ...Read more

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Help please. Could drinking alcohol 4 days prior to general anesthesia cause complications?

See below: This should not cause problems if you did not drink to excess. I would suggest trying to keep it to a minimum, and then hydrate well for the next few days. ...Read more

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What will happen if you drink alcohol in less than the recommended 24 hours after general anesthesia?

What will happen if you drink alcohol in less than the recommended 24 hours after general anesthesia?

Alcohol + anesthesia: The answer ranges from nothing to profoundly disabling depending on exactly what drugs were given and in what amounts. It also depends on whether its the first hour after anesthesia or the 23rd hour. Lets just say its a bad ide. ...Read more

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Would drinking alcohol after receiving dental anesthesia create any problems?

Would drinking alcohol after receiving dental anesthesia create any problems?

Depends: If you are having a procedure performed under local anesthesia alone, drinking alcohol afterwards may not create any problems. If you are sedated, drinking alcohol immediately afterwards definitely could create some possible problems. With either scenario, drinking alcohol in combination with any pain medications that may be prescribed would not be advised. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any problem with drinking alcohol after receiving dental anesthesia?

Please let me know if there is any problem with drinking alcohol after receiving dental anesthesia?

Drinking: After local anesthesia is fine however you may bite your lip or tongue and you may drool on yourself so I would wait. If it was sedation anesthesia. No do not drink too much being detoxified by your liver and kidneys. If you had an extraction definitely no for at the least three days. Talk to your dentist. ...Read more

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In old days when alcohol was used in surgery, was it's purpose to knocked the person out like anesthesia or just try and dull the pain?

In old days when alcohol was used in surgery, was it's purpose to knocked the person out like anesthesia or just try and dull the pain?

Check out this link.: During the ancient times, opium and alcohol were mainly used as anesthetics. Albeit, the consequence of such is alleviating the pain. Bottoms up! Http://science. Howstuffworks. Com/anesthesia6.Htm. ...Read more

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In theory, can alcohol be used for anesthesia during surgery since its a depressant?

In theory, can alcohol be used for anesthesia during surgery since its a depressant?

No: I understand this is just hypothetical, but it would not do well for a couple reasons. First, you v would have do drink enough to knock you out which would be unsafe. If you didn't, your inhibitions would be down and would want to fight the surgeon. It also can thin you're blood. The process of general anesthesia is very involved and includes a paralytic as well as sedation normally. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the effects of alcohol to the body?

Need expert help here. What are the effects of alcohol to the body?

It slowly pickles: Your insides (liver in particular). Your brain becomes addicted to the quick high. Over time your body needs more and more alcohol to get less of a high. The lower your body weight the faster internal damage ; addiction occurs. ...Read more

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What are the effects of st. John's wort and alcohol when taken together?

What are the effects of st. John's wort and alcohol when taken together?

St. John's Wort: St. John's wort is taken to treat mild depression. Alcohol is a depressant, so taken with st. John's wort, does not improve depression. Treat the alcohol problem, then the depression may improve without st. John's wort. ...Read more

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What are alcohol's depressant effects?

What are alcohol's depressant effects?

A couple things: First, alcohol is actually a drug and has sedating properties. Not only that, if one drinks too much, it is actually possible to be poisoned and to stop breathing. Those could be considered depressant effects. Also, excessive alcohol use over time, may lead to someone having a depressed mood. Too much alcohol can adversely affect all organs in the body (except the kidneys). Good question. ...Read more

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Effects of mixing alcohol and caffeine?

Effects of mixing alcohol and caffeine?

Alcohol poisoning: Caffeine causes one to stay more awake while drinking which raises the risk of drinking excessively. Usually intoxication makes one sleepy, but caffeination in alcohol enables one to keep drinking to potential alcohol poisoning. ...Read more

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What are effects of alcohol on the blood?

What are effects of alcohol on the blood?

High blood pressure: Long term heavy drinking, causes high blood pressure.
Also the liver damage known to be caused by heavy drinking changes some enzyme that shows in our blood test.
Moderate to heavy drinkers also develop macrocytosis " enlaged red blood cell". ...Read more

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Can anesthesia eliminate the effects of botox?

Can anesthesia eliminate the effects of botox?

Local: Anesthesia can diminish efficacy if coadministered, general anesthesia not all. ...Read more

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Can alcohol worsen the effects of hypoglycemia?

Can alcohol worsen the effects of hypoglycemia?

It can: Alcohol can raise your sugar and then drop it suddenly, particularly if you drink and then don't eat for a number of hours. Alcohol should always be with means and in moderation. It can also affect some medication. Check/wyour pharmacist. ...Read more