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Alcohol Induced Coma
(i know its dangerous) but can puting someone into an alcohol induced coma stop a protracted siezure as with a drug induced coma such as phenobarbital?
Absolutely NO!!: I hope this is not something you were thinking of trying on your own to someone you know who has a problem with seizures-- don't ever try to administer alcohol to someone who is having a true seizure--if someone is having a seizure, call 911 and let professionals treat them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypothetically (although dangerous) can an alcohol induced coma stop a seizure like a coma other sedative drugs such as phenobarbital or propofol?
Not reliably: If the seizure is for sure due to alcohol withdrawal, this may be possible -- but the amount needed may kill the person first. I'm sure you've heard of death from alcohol poisoning. There are many other possible causes for seizures, and alcohol-induced coma is not the way to treat those either. ...Read more
Hypothetically (although dangerous) can an alcohol induced coma terminate a grand mal seizure just like an induced coma with propofol?
Since alcohol is a depressent and can cause coma, can it be used to put someone out for surgery? Or is it not strong enough?
"people who survive alcohol poisoning with brain damage are the ones who survived due to intensive care and remained in a coma for day or more" true?
Highly Variable: Many factors involved with "diabetic coma". Dehydration, as well as overall health are important factors. In the type ii person with diabetes, it is usually in the 1, 000 range; for the person with type i diabetes it is dependant more on the level of blood ph. The more acidotic the blood, the higher the likelihoodd of complications including coma. Hypoglemia may cause coma as well. ...Read more
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