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Doctor insights on: Alcohol Poisoning Cranial Nerve Palsy

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Is alcohol poisoning a long painful death?

Is alcohol poisoning a long painful death?

Depends...: Dying of acute alcohol poisoning, as in the case of a youngster playing drinking games, is probably painless but is a terrible waste. Dying of the long-term effects of alcoholism involves either serious brain damage or the nausea, itching, and disfigurement of liver failure. Those who die of alcohol hurt others in the process and after. Thanks for choosing to use it wisely or not at all. ...Read more

Palsy (Definition)

...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more


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How can a person tell if they have alcohol poisoning?

How can a person tell if they have alcohol poisoning?

Serious condition: That could lead to death. Excessive drinking will effect your breathing, heart rate and blood pressure that is consider medical emergency. Major treatment is observation for airway deficiency and potential choking. Prevention is a key. Drink in moderation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms one gets with alcohol poisoning?

What are the symptoms one gets with alcohol poisoning?

Coma and death: Alcohol is a respiratory depressant. When one drinks, the first thing to get "depressed" are our inhibitions, so it acts like a "social lubricant." with further drinking we get sleepy and eventually fall asleep. If too much alcohol is consumed for that individuals tolerance, particularly if the alcohol is chugged, coma with the possibility of vomiting and aspiration, pneumonia and death occur. ...Read more

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What can be done for someone suffering from alcohol poisoning?

What can be done for someone suffering from alcohol poisoning?

Emergency treatment: True alcohol poisoning, like poisoning from any sedative, causes unconsciousness, which can have its own problems from vomiting and aspirating, lying in one spot without moving for long periods of time which can cause muscle damage, kidney failure and even loss of extremities involved. In many cases, respiration is slowed or even stops, causing hypoxia, possible brain damage and ultimately death. ...Read more

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How do I know if my friend just suffered from alcohol poisoning?

How do I know if my friend just suffered from alcohol poisoning?

Alcohol poisoning: Search the web "alcohol poisoning" then ask if not resolved. Beer beyond body capacity to digest in one occasion kill. Some people are resilient and can absorb a lot without results till late. Mental consequences are disastrous to self and family and loved ones. It is deadly inherited and younger generations suffer much more than the gen=schizophrenia, bipolar, autism, adhd, severe disabling anxi. ...Read more

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What is the a difference with alcohol poisoning and alcohol overdose?

What is the a difference with alcohol poisoning and alcohol overdose?

Semantics: These terms are used interchangeably. Physician more commonly use the term acute alcoholic hepatitis to describe inflammation / injury to the liver because of alcohol. ...Read more

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What does "alcohol poisoning" mean - does it mean that the alcohol went bad?

What does "alcohol poisoning" mean - does it mean that the alcohol went bad?

No: Alcohol "poisoning" refers to drinking so much alcohol (or enough alcohol too quickly) that the person becomes unconscious / unresponsive. ...Read more

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What do doctors do to treat alcohol poisoning?

What do doctors do to treat alcohol poisoning?

Treatment: Alcohol poisoning is usually treated by monitoring the patient & ensuring that he or she does not choke of vomitus or stop breathing. The person is given intravenous fluids (& possibly glucose or thiamin) & supplemental oxygen. ...Read more

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How much would I have to drink to get alcohol poisoning?

How much would I have to drink to get alcohol poisoning?

Enough: Don't find out. Just asking the question indicates one is planning on drinking too much and wants to find the "limit". Don't go there. And alcohol poisoning can end in death quickly. ...Read more

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Intoxication or alcohol poisoning, how to tell the difference?

When you pass out: And slow down your breathing, it moves from intoxication (which actually means poisoning) to true alcohol poisoning. Please don't do this. ...Read more

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If you drink nearly pure alcohol, can you die from alcohol poisoning?

Yes: And it does not have to be nearly pure alcohol. The toxicity is dose related. Enough alcohol of any purity can lead to death from alcohol poisoning, particularly in youth. ...Read more

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What happens with blood alcohol poisoning?

What happens with blood alcohol poisoning?

Not sure what you: mean by "blood alcohol poisoning." We measure alcohol in the blood, but alcohol poisoning is essentially an overdose of alcohol, which results in unconsciousness, progressing sedation with the potential for vomiting and aspiration with pneumonia, and gradually increasing respiratory depression, which if severe and untreated can lead to death, or survival with brain damage and other complications. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have alcohol poisoning or virus?

Some perspective : It might be obvious but if consumed copious amounts of alcohol and feel bad afterwards, it's probably due to the alcohol. Alcohol poisoning is a serious medical issue and being you are posting may preclude you from that. Viruses encompass a huge array of symptoms. If you think you have alcohol poisoning get to a hospital. ...Read more

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What will happen in the hospital if you get alcohol poisoning?

What will happen in the hospital if you get alcohol poisoning?

Depends: IFor ethanol it depends on the blood level, and how much of what for how long 1 beer=1shot=a6-8 oz glass of wine. If consumption is more than 6-8equivalents consistently for more than 10-14 days you will be assessed and given supportive meds, hydration, etc. based on withdrawal sis benzodiazepines are often used to taper off. If in doubt go to ER or detox program ...Read more

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Can alcohol poisoning cause numbness and tingling?

Yes: Usually these symptoms are caused from hyperventilation due to anxiety over being intoxicated;however, they can also be caused from thiamine deficiency, dehydration or GI bleeding. ...Read more

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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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Is there a difference between alcohol abuse and alcohol poisoning?

Yes: Alcohol abuse is defined as having consequences from alcohol use that are not physical in nature, such as legal problems i.e. Dui, loss of job or poor performance in school, relationship problems, etc. Alcohol poisoning is a direct effect of drinking too much alcohol during a specific period of time that causes physical harm to the body such as respiratory depression. ...Read more

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What to do if I have alcohol poisoning, should I go to the doctor?

Not if you can type: Alcohol poisoning causes people to be highly intoxicated to the point of falling asleep, then getting deeper to the point of stupor and coma, often with slowing down of breathing to the point of lowering blood oxygen to the body and brain, and causing brain damage and even death. Vomiting and aspirating stomach contents can lead to pneumonia and death as well. You wouldn't be sitting and typing. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...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