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Alcohol/Antabuse: Alcoholic solvents are contraindicated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Seems to be OK: If you are on Antabuse (disulfiram), (disulfiram) I'm curious about your drinking 0-7 drinks/week as a Social drinker. I do too, so I'm not being judgmental - but I'm not taking Antabuse (disulfiram). Anyway, the alcohol in the injection is NOT a problem. No interaction is reported. So, good luck w/ your efforts to achieve your best in life. Hope you do well! ...Read more
Will over-the-counter medicine for tooth ache that has benzyl alcohol in it cause false positive on 80 hr test I take?
I have developed a scar tissue from injecting steroids into my deltoids due to high benzyl alcohol content. Will hyaluronidase help eliminate this?
Would consuming alcohol on day 1 effect working out on day 2? For l seem to have less energy during workout when I have drinks up to 24 hours prior.
Alcohol = a toxin: No matter how enjoyable even moderate alcohol drinking may be, the fact remains that it is a toxin for your body -- especially liver and brain. Essentially you're asking your body to process a poison. So, your body will be less efficient both during intoxication and until all traces of alcohol have been processed. Remember that hangover is multifaceted. Be well. ...Read more
I take on lot of alcohol and seem to have intermittent dull pain of liver. L am horrible but need some help?
Join AA: You could benefit by joining aa before its too late. ...Read more
Are there any dangerous interactions between alcohol and a combination of 5-htp and l-tyrosine? How long must you wait in between if so?
My son is almost 16 yrs old...I don't have any idea if he drinks alcohol yet...he has an SGPT result of 305 U/L...can you help me interpret the result?
Champagne n choclat: In small amounts (1 standard glass wine/beer etc/day), both alchol and chocolate have been associated with some positive health effects for some, but too much alcohol will damage your kidneys, liver, heart, esophogus n more. Too much choclate will also cause weight gain and the associated health risks. Serious health consequences from alcohol is probably much more common - than chocolate overdo. ...Read more
Topical, right?: I am assuming you mean topically during massage. Rubbing alocohol can do a couple of things to help get a massage deeper into muscles or relax them. First, the temper change and sensation on nerve endings in your skin can help muscles relax. Second, the alcohol acts as a varying lubricant on your skin that changes through out the massage that allows different pressure. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Not methanol: The only drinking alcohol is ethyl alcohol and this is what is contained in most potable beverages. It is not so much the type of drink you are using as it is the amount of ethanol you are consuming on a regular basis. Alcohol is generally harmful only when used to excess. A bottle of beer usually contains about the same amount of etoh as a shot of whiskey. ...Read more
Maybe: Absinthe is outlawed and illegal in the us. Some other countries do allow it, but much of the time, it has a very low amount of a potentially dangerous chemical called thujol alkaloids. Or the substance is removed entirely. The thujol alkaloids contained in the absinthe of yore, can cause severe and irreversible liver damage as well as cause hallucinations. I would avoid it. ...Read more
No: Alcohol is generally metabolized at the rate of one ounce per hour. Once all the alcohol is metabolized, it is gone from the body. It does not build up. One can, however, have residual effects from alcohol, especially with heavy drinking. Alcohol can adversely affect every organ in the body, except, interestingly, the kidneys. ...Read more
Alcohol/Lithium: Absolutely not. You risk further toxicity to your liver, heart & kidneys. Please be careful. ...Read more
Disinhibitation: Often alcohol or other substances that change one's impressions, perceptions, attitudes and behavior create what seems a different personality. Usually, it returns to the usual one after the high (and aftermath) are gone. Some stay on the merry-go-round and never do. Core personality is not changed by the alcohol but the inhibitions gone so it looks different. ...Read more
You decide: You asked. Either you are marrying a teetotaler, or you have some concerns that you may be losing self-control with respect to alcohol. There is no disadvantage to stopping alcohol use except that your circle of friends is likely to change (perhaps for the better, but if alcohol's important to work-friends, it can be hard.) if looking hard, you think it's hurting you overall, then stop. ...Read more
See your doctor: Call your doctor. He/she can give you medications to help withdrawal symptoms. Do things to take your mind off alcohol. Drink at least 5 cups of water each day. Tell your family and friends that you are quitting, so they can support you and so they don't try to give you alcohol either. ...Read more
There isn't"average": I am unaware of any population study of this. Safe drinking limits for men 21-60 are no more than 2 standard drinks per day (12 oz. Beer, 5 oz. Wine, 1 1/2 oz. 80 proof spirits), and no more than 4 drinks on one occasion. Amounts over that are associated with a number of health and behavioral issues, including increased hypertension and liver problems. For women and men over 60, 1 drink/day. ...Read more