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Alcohol Poisoning Drinking
What are the signs of alcohol poisoning. Pt been drinking since yesterday @6pm stil awake still drinking time is 11:30 am?
Alcoholism: I believe being able to drink for fifteen hours is a sign of alcoholism. This person needs to be checked into a drug and alcohol detox center and most likely needs alcohol treatment and aa. If you are not the patient then you very well may need al-anon to help you separate yourself from the disease of alcoholism. ...Read more
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
Can you have alcohol poisoning the day after drinking? I feel awful, had approx 10 drinks in 6 hours. Blacked out don't remember end of night.
Hangover: I am really glad you have to ask, because this tells me this is the first time you have done this, and that you won't do it again. This is to be expected when you drink this much. From now on, stop at one or two drinks. Your life will be much better. I suspect you have already made this decision. ...Read more
Can you experience alcohol poisoning the day after drinking? I had 8 drinks in 8 hours, i never blacked out, just threw up and feel sick today.
Acute alcohol poisoning may cause gastritis and hepatitis. The symptoms from these lesions may persist for days if not longer. No good can come from consuming alcohol. For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Is it alcohol poisoning if someone drinks a lot blacks out and spends the night throwing up and has 48 hour hangover?
How long are you at risk of alcohol poisoning. Last drink 12 hrs ago. Woke up with headache and nausea and still on and off nausea. Normal hangover?
At 12 hours after the last drink you are not at risk for acute alcohol poisoning, but there could be still damage to your stomach, liver and brain.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Enough: Don't find out. Just asking 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
Volume: If you drank excessively in 5 hours. Yes. The amount of drinks consumed or volume of alcohol is the important variable here. You could get alcohol poisoning in shorter periods than that as well. ...Read more
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
being drunk: Disinhibition which can cause poor judgement (like driving or other activities that will be impaired), increased aggression, imbalance, slurred speech, impaired reflex response time. Alcohol also causes damage to virtually every organ system in the human body when taken to excess on a regular basis. Often these do not cause symptoms until the damage is already done and may be extensive. ...Read more
Passed Out: If you drink so much alcohol that it renders you unconscious — this is considered alcohol poisoning. ...Read more
Alcohol poisoning: If the total amount accumulated is such that it overwhelm the body capacity to digest it, consequences can last days or kill acutely. ...Read more
Can you have alcohol poisoning the next day after drinking? It's been 12 hrs since I drank, but I feel really awful.
Hangover: Everybody experiences it. It's to your credit that this is your first time. It is not worth it. Drink very moderately if at all. ...Read more
Alcohol poisoning: I think your question should be rephrased to "will i ever learn from my worst experience?". Take care of yourself. ...Read more
When I drink I get really cold, to the point where my entire body is shaking, is this considered alcohol poisoning?
Do I have to drink several glasses of water before it will absorb a bad hangover or alcohol poisoning?
I think I have alcohol poisoning. Its 10pm the following day but I've been vomiting whenever I eat/drink? Is this serious and if so what should I do?
Could be: ER visit. Could lead to withdrawal seizures or delerium ...Read more
I had some hand sanitizer accidently splash in my drink but i still drank it. It wasn't much but will I get alcohol poisoning?
When I drink alcohol I shake really bad and throw up and I cannot sleep. Is this a type of alcohol poisoning?
Intolerance: Several possibilities, including quantity of ingestion. Sounds like you experience stomach reaction to drinking alcohol and you likely have very low tolerance, which suggests avoidance of drinking would be quite stabilizing. Obviously, if you consume excessive amounts, you could approach acute alcohol toxicity, and "poisoning". Sounds like you are having complex issues. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Did I have alcohol poisoning? I didn't eat all day & went out for some drinks, ended up mixing alcohols & had 3 shots & 3 vodka drinks. Don't remember anything past getting in a friends car to her house. Apparently threw up everywhere while unconscious an
Very dangerous: Alcohol toxicity can occur whenever you drink too much too fast. This can be very serious and you can even die from this. Please seek help if you are not able to control your drinking. Blacking out like that is a clear indication of toxicity and indicates a need for help with stopping alcohol use. ...Read more
Alcohol poisoning signs and symptoms are:
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
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
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
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
Tx: 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
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