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How to stop diarrhea and alcohol poisoning symptoms?

How to stop diarrhea and alcohol poisoning symptoms?

Dont drink to excess: Alcohol poisoning, by definition, means you would be in a coma, so am not sure what you mean. If you are getting drunk and getting sick, that is not alcohol poisoning. Alcohol can inflame the stomach and small intestine and cause diarrhea. If you are drinking to excess, what you need is not to combat the ill effects, what you need is to STOP. Get help - talk to your health professional. ...Read more

Dr. Howard Greller
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Alcohol Poisoning (Definition)

Alcohol poisoning is similar to other depressant overdoses, like barbiturates. It is a progression from sleepiness to sleep to coma, eventually with progressively slower and more shallow breathing, resulting in accumulation of fluid in the lungs, low blood oxygen and ultimately stoppage of the heart. It can also cause accumulation of acetone (ketoacidosis) similar to diabetes, ...Read more


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Can diarrhea and pink urine be related to alcohol poisoning?

Can diarrhea and pink urine be related to alcohol poisoning?

Possibly: If you are a heavy drinker you need a thorough medical exam. Then help to make life style changes to improve health. Alcohol can cause many problems and serious nutrient depletions. This is a wake up call to get needed help. ...Read more

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How to know if I have alcohol poisoning?

How to know if I have alcohol poisoning?

Alcohol poisoning: Alcohol poisoning signs and symptoms are:
• Confusion
• Vomiting
• Seizures
• Slow breathing (less than eight breaths a minute)
• Irregular breathing
• Blue-tinged skin or pale skin
• Low body temperature
• unconsciousness
Please see a Psychiatrist
• To understand your Alcoholism and
• Have Treatment so that you do not develop Alcohol Poisoning.
• Attend AA Meetings and have AA Sponsor ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of alcohol poisoning?

What are the symptoms of alcohol poisoning?

Serious: Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant. Drinking too much can lead to a coma and loss of protective reflexes that prevent you from aspirating and keep you breathing. People can vomit and aspirate it into their lungs. They can be so drunk, they can stop breathing. These effects are magnified if alcohol is used with other meds that are sedating, like opioids or benzodiazepines. Be careful! ...Read more

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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 the signs of acute alcohol poisoning?

See answer: Confusion, delerium, confabulation, weakness, sever fatigue, naseau, possible vomiting, tremors, and eventual comatose state. Acute alcohol poisoning needs emergent medical attention. ...Read more

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Alcohol poisoning, can I have a rash?

Rash: Since alcohol posioning can affect the liver one can symptoms of facial flush, pruritis, as well as generamlized skin irritation. ...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?

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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Is every brought to the hospital for alcohol poisoning?

People may be : Brought to the hospital for treatment of alcohol poisoning. 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. Accidental ingestion of methanol or isopropyl alcohol may require dialysis. ...Read more

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Can activated charcoal be used to treat alcohol poisoning?

Can activated charcoal be used to treat alcohol poisoning?

If you take it with: If you take it with alcohol at the same time it might, alcohol tend to get absorbed into blood stream rather quickly, and the activated charcoal doesn't get absorbed into blood. So it is unlikely to help with etoh poisoning. ...Read more

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Is alcohol poisoning always fatal? How does it kill people?

Is alcohol poisoning always fatal? How does it kill people?

Not Always: It is not always fatal.The risk of death is due to respiratory problems, aspiration pneumonia leading to respiratory arrest in sleep, seizures and coma. ...Read more

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What are good ways to detox yourself after alcohol poisoning?

What are good ways to detox yourself after alcohol poisoning?

INPATIENT/OUTPATIENT: Alcoholdetox can be done as inpatient in a hospital, because when you stop consuming alcohol after abusing it for a long time, you always get withdrawl symptoms and may need other meds to overcome withdrawl symptoms like urge to drink, tremors, delirium tremors and lack of sleep
in some cases it can be as outpatient rx with help and supervision by family members with attendance at alcoholic anonymus. ...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: If for 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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What can they do when you go to the hospital for alcohol poisoning?

What can they do when you go to the hospital for alcohol poisoning?

Support you through: If you wind up in the hospital for alcohol, the general approach is to make sure you have no traumatic injuries, make sure you are warm and safe while you sober, and hydrate you while correcting any problems with the salts in your blood. At the worst, too much alcohol can stop your breathing, and we'd have to put a breathing tube in until such time as you could breathe on your own. ...Read more

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Do you think I should go back to the hospital after alcohol poisoning?

Do you think I should go back to the hospital after alcohol poisoning?

If better, no: If you have recovered from your acute alcohol intoxication, don't have any concerning symptoms, and are able to eat and drink, then you should be okay. If you have any concern, you should see your regular doctor. If this is a recurrent problem for you, and you've wound up in the er for an alcohol related problem, speak to your doctor about a possible drinking problem. ...Read more

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What is the level of blood alcohol that means you have alcohol poisoning?

What is the level of blood alcohol that means you have alcohol poisoning?

It varies: Alcohol poisoning refers to an extremely intoxicated state. Because the body develops tolerance to alcohol with daily, chronic use, the degree of intoxication varies dramatically at a given blood alcohol level depending on the tolerance of the person. In other words, a person who almost never drinks might suffer "alcohol poisoning" at a relatively low blood alcohol level. ...Read more

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Will i ever be able to drink again after having alcohol poisoning and almost dying?

Alcohol poisoning: I think your question should be rephrased to "will i ever learn from my worst experience?". Take care of yourself. ...Read more

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Is there a way to differentiate someone who is too drunk from actual alcohol poisoning?

Is there a way to differentiate someone who is too drunk from actual alcohol poisoning?

TOO DRUNK CAUSE POIS: Alcohol poisoning is caused by being too drunk, too drunk may be a stage and may lead to poisoning as alcohol which is still in stomach gets absorped in the blood stream.There may be a thin line separating too drunk to poisoned. ...Read more

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My boyfriend drank a whole bottle of taquila and has alcohol poisoning. How long will it last?

My boyfriend drank a whole bottle of taquila and has alcohol poisoning. How long will it last?

Alcohol poisoning?: That depends on how long ago, what treatment he received, what his status is like now, & if he is under medical care. If not, please have him see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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My friend drank heavily three days ago and is still not feeling well. Could he have alcohol poisoning?

My friend drank heavily three days ago and is still not feeling well. Could he have alcohol poisoning?

No: But he can have other consequences of his binge or an unrelated illness. See a good doctor. ...Read more

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When I drink I get really cold, to the point where my entire body is shaking, is this considered alcohol poisoning?

Yes: Alcohol is a toxin and therefore a poison to everyone. Some people are more sensitive than others. You are obviously having having a reaction to the alcohol and i would definitely recommend you leave it off. ...Read more

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It has been 3 days after i got drunk and i still feel some symptoms of being drunk. What can I do to help? Could I have alcohol poisoning? Please help

Learning can hurt: I believe we use the term alcohol poisoning to describe the condition when the blood alcohol level is so high you are comatose and may forget to breathe.I saw it a few times taking er call in the navy. The day after process, brain fog, etc are true toxic effects but are a prolonged hangover effect., try to maintain good hydration and a simple diet.It should pass in a few more days.If not see doc. ...Read more

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What to do about alcohol poisoning?

What to do about alcohol poisoning?

Go to a hospital: True alcohol "poisoning" is when you drink enough to not just fall asleep, but to go into a coma, and have your breathing slow down. You would not be typing your question online if you were alcohol poisoned. If you are drinking large amounts of alcohol regularly, you at greater risk of cirrhosis, heart damage, pancreatitis, many kinds of cancer and other complications than you are of poisoning. ...Read more

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What's considered alcohol poisoning?

What's considered alcohol poisoning?

Life-threatening: The person consumed a toxic amount of alcohol usually over a short period. Their blood alcohol level (bal) is so high it is considered toxic (poisonous). Person may be extremely confused, unresponsive, disoriented, have shallow breathing, & can even pass out or go into a coma. Alcohol poisoning can be life-threatening and usually requires urgent medical treatment. The amount varies per person. ...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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How does alcohol poisoning affect you?

How does alcohol poisoning affect you?

Confusion: Stupor, coma, vomiting, hypothermia, seizures, death. Nothing good! ...Read more

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How likely is dying from alcohol poisoning?

How likely is dying from alcohol poisoning?

Real: Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant. Drinking too much can lead to a coma and loss of protective reflexes that prevent you from aspirating and keep you breathing. People can vomit and aspirate it into their lungs. They can be so drunk, they can stop breathing. These effects are magnified if alcohol is used with other meds that are sedating, like opioids or benzodiazepines. Be careful! ...Read more

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Can I have alcohol poisoning, how can I know?

Can I have alcohol poisoning, how can I know?

Wouldn't be typing: Alcohol poisoning causes sedation and ultimately coma, and if severe, respiratory depression, brain damage, other physical damage and even death. If you are sitting and typing, you may be drunk (which is at one end of "poisoning") but you wouldn't be considered "poisoned." there was an old commercial that said- "if you are worried you might have an alcohol problem, you probably have one."get help. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...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