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Dr. Howard Greller
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Alcohol Poisoning (Overview)

Is a serious & sometimes fatal consequence of drinking large amounts of alcohol in short period of time. It affects your breathing, gag reflex & heart rate, leading to coma. Needs emergency medical treatment thru breathing support, I.V. Fluids & vitamins.


Dr. Howard Greller
84 doctors shared insights

Alcohol Poisoning (Overview)

Is a serious & sometimes fatal consequence of drinking large amounts of alcohol in short period of time. It affects your breathing, gag reflex & heart rate, leading to coma. Needs emergency medical treatment thru breathing support, I.V. Fluids & vitamins.


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Could a tingling tongue be a symptom of alcohol poisoning?

Could a tingling tongue be a symptom of alcohol poisoning?

No!: I have never heard of tingling tongue being associated with alcohol poisoning. It can be associated with alitalia different things . Nerve damage in the neck, pressure on the nerve root, infection just to name a few. ...Read more

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Treating Accidental Poisoning (Tip)

Treating Accidental Poisoning

Do keep the poison control center telephone number in an easy-to-find location for emergencies. ...See more

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Treating Food Poisoning (Checklist)

Go to ER/call Poison Control Center for antidote for serious cases
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If you're vomiting nonstop, go to the ER
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If you have diarrhea, eat something to stop water loss
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If you have excess dehydration, go to the ER for IV fluids
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What are the symptoms of alcohol poisoning?

What are the symptoms of alcohol poisoning?

Unresponsive: Alcohol poisoning essentially refers to so much alcohol in the system that normal bodily funtcions are disrupted. In this condition a person is usually unresponsive or "passed out". In its most extreme state, alcohol poisoning can cause a person to stop beathing or to lose their gag reflex which can cause choking problems, particularly if vomiting occurs. ...Read more

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What are signs of alcohol poisoning?

Liver failure: Cirrhosis is classical, such as jaundice, large belly filled with fluid, etc. But, from the perspective of a neurologist, tremors , incoordination, gait imbalance, numbness, weakness, confusion, disorientation, epileptic seizures. Of course, coma, delirium. Sudden death. Not a pretty picture. ...Read more

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Treating Accidental Poisoning (Tip)

Treating Accidental Poisoning

Do call poison control for specific advice on the poison.Don't make your child vomit unless told to. ...See more

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Treating Accidental Poisoning (Checklist)

Call 911 and poison control immediately
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Protect yourself from exposure if necessary
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Gather any evidence possible about poisoning or exposure
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Remember what and how much substance the person ingested or inhaled
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How long does alcohol poisoning usually last?

How long does alcohol poisoning usually last?

Alcohol Toxins: It depends. Small cases will go away fairly quickly. Extreme cases can lead to death. Many people do permanent brain damage from chronic overuse of alcohol, which cannot be recovered from. All alcohol, if consumed at all, should be done very moderately. Overuse is never okay. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have alcohol poisoning? How would you physically feel if you had it?

By symptoms&signs: Symptoms are confusion vomiting seizures irregular breathing slow breathing less than 8 breaths a minute blue tinged or pale skin low body temperature stuper and coma, can not awake the person and can be a risk for dying not all symptoms have to be present but one can diagnose alcohol poisoning by observing the person and need to seek medical help stat-----------911. ...Read more

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more