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Can Alcohol Poisoning Cause A Rash
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
Main problem would: Be brain damage. True alcohol poisoning is associated with unconsciousness and potentially slowing down of breathing, which can lead to lack of oxygen and brain damage. In addition, the high dose of alcohol can cause liver inflammation (hepatitis), pancreatitis, gastritis and other problems. If you drank to the point of poisoning, you have an alcohol problem, and should get professional help. ...Read more
Dehydration: Not so much the alcohol specifically, as likely the secondary effect of the dehydration that it causes leading to constipation and abdominal cramps as the earth attempts to move. Also, general muscle cramps from the dehydration and electrolyte issues it can cause. Consider professional detoxification and treatment. ...Read more
Yes: Acute and chronic alcoholism affect brain function. Chronic alcoholism may cause dementia. Acute alcoholism may cause delirium, memory lapses or amnesia. The old saying that every single drink of alcoholic drinks kills brain cells is not literarily truth but other changes in the synapsis of neurons do occur. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Depressed breathing: 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, in some cases severe. ...Read more
slow breathing less than 8 breaths a minute
blue tinged or pale skin
low body temperature
stuper and coma, can not awake the person and can be a risk for dying
not all symptoms have to be present but one can diagnose alcohol poisoning by observing the person and need to seek medical help stat-----------911. ...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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Alcohol poisoning: I think your question should be rephrased to "will I ever learn from my worst experience? ". Take care of yourself. ...Read more
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
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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