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What are the signs of alcohol poisoning. Pt been drinking since yesterday @6pm stil awake still drinking time is 11:30 am?

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

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 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.

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

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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.

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.

Gastritis, hepatitis: 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

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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?

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?

Hang over: 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

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

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

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Could I get alcohol poisoning about 5 hours after drinking?

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

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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 are the symptoms of drinking ti much alcohol but not alcohol poisoning?

What are the symptoms of drinking ti much alcohol but not alcohol poisoning?

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

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I wanted to know when you pass out from drinking does that mean you had alcohol poisoning?

Passed Out: If you drink so much alcohol that it renders you unconscious — this is considered alcohol poisoning. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get alcohol poisoning even though it's been nine hours after your last drink?

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

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

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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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 a reaction to the alcohol and I would definitely recommend you leave it off. ...Read more

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Do I have to drink several glasses of water before it will absorb a bad hangover or alcohol poisoning?

Won't work: Being well hydrated after an alcoholic binge will likely make you fell better, but it will not negate the effects of the alcohol. ...Read more

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Does throwing up after drinking alcohol mean you have alcohol poisoning?

Does throwing up after drinking alcohol mean you have alcohol poisoning?

No: Vomiting after drinking alcohol can be related to number of different causes- most commonly either drinking too much or too fast. Alcohol poisoning refers extreme intoxication and is usually characterized by a person who is passed out or unresponsive. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Probably not: If the hand sanitizer was alcohol-based, it would just make your drink a little more potent, and a lot cleaner. There is such a thing as abuse of hand sanitizers, most commonly in prisons. ...Read more

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When I drink alcohol I shake really bad and throw up and I cannot sleep. Is this a type of 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

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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

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

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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?

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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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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What do doctors do to treat acute alcohol poisoning?

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

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


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