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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Alcohol Poisoning: Alcohol poisoning symptoms include: confusion, stupor, vomiting, seizures, slow breathing (less than eight breaths a minute), irregular breathing (a gap of more than 10 seconds between breaths), blue-tinged skin or pale skin, low body temperature (hypothermia), unconsciousness ("passing out"), and can't be roused. A person who is unconscious or can't be roused is at risk of dying. ...Read more
A hangover: Lack of energy, appetite. Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea are not uncommon. If you are shaky, feel your heart beating very fast, have any blood in your stool or very black stools, you should seek care very soon. Other health problems relate to how often and how much you are drinking. The best plan is stopping completely, and if not, periodically enjoying in moderation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After ingesting a lot of alcohol and possibly having alcohol poisoning, what will be the symptoms the next day?
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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