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Do doctors see a lot of patients with alcohol abuse?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with alcohol abuse?

Yes: Alcohol and other substance abuse is very common, oftentimes a patient will see their doctor about a minor problem and they may be there, whether they realize it or not, to get help with substance abuse. Denial is a major symptom, and the diagnosis of alcoholism requires an thorough history and the development of trust from your patient. Once that occurs, healing can begin. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for rubbing alcohol overdose?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for rubbing alcohol overdose?

Go to the ER NOW!: If you ingested any amount of rubbing alcohol, have someone take you to the er immediately. Rubbing alcohol is not the same as the alcohol in drinks and may cause serious, permanent, and even life-threatening health problems. ...Read more

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Might it be that a a doc turn his patient in for alcohol or drug abuse to the police or social services?

Might it be that a a doc turn his patient in for alcohol or drug abuse to the police or social services?

No: The exception is when you are a immediate danger to others ie drive to clinic visit drunk and you were going to drive home. ...Read more

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Should a patient w/CHF, kidney failure, and lung failure w/30 yr. alcohol abuse history be told by their doctor that continuing alcohol will kill them?

Should a patient w/CHF, kidney failure, and lung failure w/30 yr. alcohol abuse history be told by their doctor that continuing alcohol will kill them?

That is not all: All of these have risk of death. Alcohol is part of the risk but we need to know about the patient, the compliance to all of their healthcare issues and he extent of each disease ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with acetaminophen overdose?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with acetaminophen overdose?

Not every day: It happens, obviously frequency depends on volume of patients seen. It is not a frequent er presentation in my experience. ...Read more

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Whenever a doctor uses rubbing alcohol to clean my skin, it breaks out into hives that last for 2+ weeks. But i can drink normal alcohol. Why?

Whenever a doctor uses rubbing alcohol to clean my skin, it breaks out into hives that last for 2+ weeks. But i can drink normal alcohol. Why?

It may not be hives: Hives usually are itchy red bumps that clear over minutes to hours. If the rash you have lasts for 2 weeks, this could either be an iriitant or a contact dermatitis. The alcohol used as a disinfectant can have different alcohols from what is in beverages. ...Read more

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I was told by a doctor to try rubbing alcohol in my itchy ears. I've tried a few times and got very dizzy and lightheaded. Why?

I was told by a doctor to try rubbing alcohol in my itchy ears. I've tried a few times and got very dizzy and lightheaded. Why?

Rubbing alcohol will: dry out the skin and likely make the itching worse, try some OTC hydrocortisone and if not better see a different doctor, preferably a board certified dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more