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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

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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

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

Enough: Don't find out. Just asking the question 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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If you drink nearly pure alcohol, can you die from alcohol poisoning?

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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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 having a reaction to the alcohol and I would definitely recommend you leave it off. ...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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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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Is it possible to get alcohol poisoning even though its 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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Can you have alcohol poisoning the next day after drinking? Its been 12 hrs since I drank, but I feel really awful.

Can you have alcohol poisoning the next day after drinking? Its been 12 hrs since I drank, but I feel really awful.

Hangover: Everybody experiences it. It's to your credit that this is your first time. It is not worth it. Drink very moderately if at all. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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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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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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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 alcohol poisoning?

When I drink alcohol I shake really bad and throw up and I cannot sleep. Is this a type of alcohol 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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If you drank alcohol (vodka) and hours later you felt nauseous and started throwing up. Does that mean you ahd alcohol poisoning?

Alcohol poisoning: No, it does not necessarily means alcohol poisoning. It means you could not digest the quantity. ...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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What does "alcohol poisoning" mean - does it mean that the alcohol went bad?

What does "alcohol poisoning" mean - does it mean that the alcohol went bad?

No: Alcohol "poisoning" refers to drinking so much alcohol (or enough alcohol too quickly) that the person becomes unconscious / unresponsive. ...Read more

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What is the level of blood alcohol that means you have alcohol poisoning?

What is the level of blood alcohol that means you have alcohol poisoning?

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

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If you drank alcohol (vodka) but hoursayer you feel nauseous. Does that mean you had alcohol poisoning?

If you drank alcohol (vodka) but hoursayer you feel nauseous. Does that mean you had alcohol poisoning?

No: The stuff will make you sick to your stomach if you drink more than a little bit. You're almost an adult. Please be careful with that stuff. Drink very little if any. ...Read more

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I drunk a bit hard yesterday. Everything I eat today, I am throwing out vomiting what happened to me? Is it alcohol poisoning?

I drunk a bit hard yesterday. Everything I eat today, I am throwing out vomiting what happened to me? Is it alcohol poisoning?

CHEERS!: You are right - alcohol intoxication/hangover is likely what you're experiencing. Other possibilities include stomach irritation/gastritis, ulcer etc. Go see your Dr for any concerns or if your condition worsens. Bottoms up! ...Read more

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I drank WAY too much last night and was throwing up so much that I ended up throwing up blood. Did I have alcohol poisoning?

I drank WAY too much last night and was throwing up so much that I ended up throwing up blood. Did I have alcohol poisoning?

Vomiting blood: Less likely poisoning but the blood you vomited was likely due to stress on your GI tract from the act of vomiting. If this is continuing - See your PCP or go to the ER. Please avoid drinking in excess - not good for your liver. Drinking to excess can lead to alcohol poisoning. ...Read more

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Is alcohol poisoning a long painful death?

Is alcohol poisoning a long painful death?

Depends...: Dying of acute alcohol poisoning, as in the case of a youngster playing drinking games, is probably painless but is a terrible waste. Dying of the long-term effects of alcoholism involves either serious brain damage or the nausea, itching, and disfigurement of liver failure. Those who die of alcohol hurt others in the process and after. Thanks for choosing to use it wisely or not at all. ...Read more

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How can a person tell if they have alcohol poisoning?

How can a person tell if they have alcohol poisoning?

Serious condition: That could lead to death. Excessive drinking will effect your breathing, heart rate and blood pressure that is consider medical emergency. Major treatment is observation for airway deficiency and potential choking.
Prevention is a key. Drink in moderation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms one gets with alcohol poisoning?

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

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


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