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Doctor insights on: Alcohol Effect On Reaction Time

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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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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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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