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How does blood alcohol content affect your reaction time?

How does blood alcohol content affect your reaction time?

Alcohol effects: When alcohol reaches the brain, it has the ability to delay signals that are sent between nerve cells that control balance, thinking and movement. Specifically, hyper-activation of gamma amino butyric acid (GABA) A receptors. Activation of GABAA receptors by GABA tends to decrease neuronal excitability. This leads to impairment of both motor function and cognition following Ethanol consumption. ...Read more

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I got drunk for the first time on vodka & now i can't even stand the smell of alcohol, it makes me want to throw up will the reaction ever go away?

I got drunk for the first time on vodka & now i can't even stand the smell of alcohol, it makes me want to throw up will the reaction ever go away?

Maybe, but why?: Saves money, saves excess calories, prevents reckless behaviors. No one "has to have" alcohol in their diet or life. If the revulsion passes, ok, drink in moderation to prevent second occurrence. If not, remind yourself of the positives. ...Read more

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What is the longest amount of time that blood or urine will show a positive result for consuming alcohol. I've heard it could be up to 22 days?

What is the longest amount of time that blood or urine will show a positive result for consuming alcohol.   I've heard it could be up to 22 days?

Depends: There are a number of different blood tests for detecting alcohol use. Namely, blood alcohol level, urine ETG test, CDT and HAA blood tests. In a person with chronic alcohol use the last two tests may be positive for weeks. ...Read more

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Is there really NO WAY to help alleviate the Asian flush reaction to alcohol?

Is there really NO WAY to help alleviate the Asian flush reaction to alcohol?

Thankfully no.: Otherwise antabuse (disulfiram) wouldn't work. In both, the build up of acetaldehyde from alcohol accumulates. Ways to minimize it: drink less. Drink on full stomach Drink at a slower rate. DO NOT drink grapefruit juice it increases the alcohol that gets into the bloodstream and is available for this reaction. ...Read more

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How to know if I have an allergic reaction to alcohol?

How to know if I have an allergic reaction to alcohol?

Couple things: Couple things here-first of all, there are medications well know to interact with alcohol: 'disulfiram reactions'. Common one: Flagyl. I saw this on an airplane; little old lady was beet red after a mixed drink. No harm. Also some people develop nasal congestion - wicked stuffed up - trick is certain drinks bother them, and not others. Or simply exaggerated flushing, such as with Rosacea. See MD. ...Read more

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Can I have an allergic reaction to alcohol, how can I know?

Can I have an allergic reaction to alcohol, how can I know?

Yes you can !: Symptoms of alcohol intolerance may include: headache, flushing, hives, nasal congestion, nausea/vomiting ; low blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can alcohol in drinks cause an allergic reaction in someone?

Can alcohol in drinks cause an allergic reaction in someone?

Doubtful: Alcohol may cause increased nasal congestion and worsen an itchy condition but can't make another person allergic unless you count being drunk as allergic. ...Read more

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What to do for allergic reaction from rubbing alcohol on body?

What to do for allergic reaction from rubbing alcohol on body?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): will help itching and swelling. If tightness of throat or trouble breathing develops seek immediate medical attention. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Can you suddenly develop and an allergy to alcohol without any previous reaction?

Can you suddenly develop and an allergy to alcohol without any previous reaction?

Yes: Some can develop hives, nasal congestion and sneezing after ingesting alcoholic beverages and it occurs out of the blue. ...Read more

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Can lorazepam be taken within hours of a small amount of alcohol? 1 drink. How serious of a reaction is possible

Depends on dose: of each. Both have sedative effects, and the effects could be more than the sum of each alone. It is probably best and safest not to mix them. ...Read more

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I'm worried i may have caused an adverse reaction by mixing alcohol and my medication. What can I do?

I'm worried i may have caused an adverse reaction by mixing alcohol and my medication. What can I do?

Nothing at this poin: There are certain medications that a few consume alcohol will cause you to be sick especially with nausea and vomiting. Stop drinking alcohol and consult with your physician if it is safe to drink alcohol with the medication you're using. ...Read more

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I've had no problems drinking alcohol in the past. But last week, I had a very bad reaction. How is this possible?

I've had no problems drinking alcohol in the past. But last week, I had a very bad reaction. How is this possible?

Etoh: Etoh is a spontaneous mast cell degranulator. Can cause all over flushing and feelings of awfulness. Also, maybe you simply drank too much?!?! ...Read more

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I'm on tinidazole and drank some sweetened kefir which i did not know had some alcohol in it. Is the content significant enough to cause a reaction?

Azoles: If you drank enough alcohol to interact with tinidazole you will know about it very quickly. The degree to which you will react will depend upon the quantity of alcohol you consumed. If you are now having abdominal pain and are nauseated, you are having an antabuse-like reaction. ...Read more

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Skin rash from alcohol, how can I help lessen reaction?

Skin rash from alcohol, how can I help lessen reaction?

Not sure what you: Are experiencing. Jaundice? Dermatitis from using hand sanitizer? Dry skin? Hives? If you can provide a little more detail about what the rash looks like and why you link it to alcohol, that would really be helpful information. In the absence of that information the best suggestion I can offer is to see your primary MD or consider an urgent care visit so someone can examine you. Best wishes! ...Read more

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When I have an allergic reaction why does alcohol make it worse and make me get hives everywhere?

When I have an allergic reaction why does alcohol make it worse and make me get hives everywhere?

Vasodilation : Alcohol has drug effect making more blood to be pumped to the skin by dilating blood vessels in the skin ( vasodilation). With hives you have leaky blood vessels in the skin and the more fluid you pump into a leaky pipe the more it leaks. Over heating, exercise, taking a hot shower and eating spicey food will do the same thing. ...Read more

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If i drink 1 pint of 80 proof alcohol and take 100 1 mg Xanax (alprazolam) together, would that cause a bad reaction?

To answer your : Question - if you have done this please call 911 for transport to your nearest emergency room (now). ...Read more

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Hi Doc. My husband is on 30mg of lexamil a day. when he has a few alcoholic drinks there is a bad "reaction". Is lexamil and alcohol A bad mix?

Hi Doc. My husband is on 30mg of lexamil a day. when he has a few alcoholic drinks there is a bad "reaction". Is lexamil and alcohol A bad mix?

Yes: Most antidepressants like lexamil (escitalopram) do not mix well with alcohol. If at all possible people on these medications should not use alcohol at all. If one does choose to drink alcohol while on lexamil it should be limited to one drink only. ...Read more

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Is there an adverse reaction between viagra (sildenafil) and alcohol?

Is there an adverse reaction between viagra (sildenafil) and alcohol?

Generally not advise: Together they may potentiate symptoms of viagra, (sildenafil) which may be headache, flushing, palpitations and may also blunt the erectile response. ...Read more

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What is the reaction between germicidal soap and alcohol to stool or feces?

What is the reaction between germicidal soap and alcohol to stool or feces?

Where are U using it: Please clarify if you are using it for housecleaning purposes, or taking it internally into your gut as an ingestant or enema? Pardon the concern, but just being sure before we advise you incorrectly. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of allergic reaction to alcohol in legs and feet?

What are symptoms of allergic reaction to alcohol in legs and feet?

More information: Would need more information regarding the specifics of your reaction to determine your issues and what you might be having a reaction to. Many people have sensitivities to different types of alcohol. Sometimes it is the alcohol itself, other times its the specific components that make up the drink. Allergic reaction symptoms include hives, swelling, wheeze, throat tightness, vomiting, itching. ...Read more