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Antibiotic O/D: Please, please, please Don't use the Health Tap general education site to handle medical emergencies. You put your child's health at risk - if you float a question out and wait to see if someone answers. I was able to find a poison control # in South Africa - Poison Control number: 0861 555 777 *** ...Read more
Help with what?: If you want your friend to stop drinking, he or she has to want to or it doesn't work. Alanon is a 12-step organization designed for friends and loved ones of people with alcohol problems, and can help you deal with your concern, anger, guilt and other mixed emotions. We often 'enable' drinkers to keep drinking in ways we don't always understand and alanon can help reduce this. Don't nag-not helpful ...Read more
Conscience: You are demonstrating that you have one. You feel gross after drunk hook-ups because 1)you were drunk, which over time is going to catch up with you and impact your health and 2)a hook-up is dangerous in terms of your safety, sexually transmitted diseases (including AIDS and hepatitis, as well as syphilis, gonorrhea etc.).Get some counseling and start to find healthier relationships&STOP DRINKING ...Read more
They are the same:
Drunk = tipsy. There is a clear truth to the new public safety message that reads "buzzed driving is drunk driving."
the best way to measure it is a breathalyzer test. They are commercially available. It is always best to error on the side of safety and have a designated driver. ...Read more
Worried about....: What is it you are worried about....Are you having problems? ...Read more
Different: People have different tolerance levels depending on their drinking history. ...Read more
See your health care: Provider. Hangovers can last several days, and 4 days is not unusual, particularly if it was a very heavy drinking episode. In this case, an ounce of prevention is worth MORE than a pound of cure, and you need to sharply reduce your intake of alcohol. You may have caused some pancreatic or liver inflammation, and that may be why you still don't feel well. If you need help cutting down, talk to MD ...Read more
See below: Alcoholics are no more violent than anyone else. However, when intoxicated, a person is more impulsive and more likely to get into an altercation. ...Read more
Lots of things: Intoxication is a continuum, from very mild feelings of euphoria with low alcohol levels, to lots of euphoria and disinhibition with moderate levels, to slurred speech, impaired gait, judgement, reflex times etc. Etc. With higher than moderate levels. People who drink regularly get tolerance, and need more and more alcohol to produce the same feelings. Depends on how fast, how much, what kind... ...Read more
I would call it sad: Before I would refer to it as "weird". This suggests that you are in an intoxicated (alcohol &/ or drugs) state a fair amount. This may also mean that you feel more disinhibited when intoxicated. Please remember that the effects of your drug & alcohol use are likely to catch up with you at some time. ...Read more
ER: Go immediately to the emergency department. Many dog medicines are made of the same ingredients as human meds but this situation warrants a trip to the ed. ...Read more
If I get really drunk and smoke a lot once or twice a month, what impact, if any, would it have on my health?
A negative one: It would be unhealthy for your brain & your liver for starters. Are you rationalizing? What you are asking is if it is ok to poison yourself once or twice a month. Well this is one physician who won't enable you. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my friend drunk a bottel cap of toilet cleaning phenoyl if it will dangerous please tell me about its effets?
Probably too late: To do anything about it. Asking on Healthtap is not what I would advise in an emergency = there are poison control center hotlines in every city. If this friend drank phenol, even a bottlecap full may be highly toxic and s/he needs to go to the nearest emergency department, preferably in a Trauma Center if that is available. Since it is caustic, and may be combined with acids it needs expert care ...Read more
Am 25 years old, I can't satisfy my girlfriend on bed, I can't last more than a minute unless am drunk. How can I over come this?
Techniques: Do an internet search and read up on how to desensitize yourself. There are creams which can reduce sensation. For example while having sex if you feel like you are about to orgasm, stop thrusting and relax. Start up again when you feel like you can. Repeat. Work closely with your understanding partner. ...Read more
I can't go out in public without medication (1-2 etizolam daily) and still cannot approuch woman I also get well to drunk which is unattractive help?
Before all else-: Lets address that you have described yourself as a "heavy drinker" and conditions as "alcohol intoxication, confusion and memory loss". Do you know that you kill your brain cells when you do this. It will not help your anxiety or difficulty going into public. Encourage you to get into treatment to deal with this. Cognitive behavioral therapy is especially helpful. Psychiatric medications may be. ...Read more
My husband touch a homeless guy drunk guy on thenhand to check if he was alive, coz he had no signs of life, I wonder could my hasband get any illnesnow?
Not likely: He should be fine. Touching someone does not cause disease except in certain circumstances. Relax, your husband was trying to be helpful. ...Read more
Alcohol causes: Intoxication (or drunkenness) when ingested (usually by mouth, although can be absorbed rectally, etc). intoxication results primarily from alcohol's effects on GABA receptors in the brain, which leads to disinhibition, poor judgement, slow reaction time, and other signs typically associated with intoxication. Affects of alcohol on dopamine cause euphoria associated with drunkenness. ...Read more
Don't understand?: Detoxification is the process of helping people who are dependent on alcohol (or other drugs) get their body back to normal after stopping the drug. Most people who enter "detox" programs are under the influence of their drug, although some will enter after they begin to experience withdrawal - shakes, sweating, anxiety etc. The presence of absence of intoxication doesn't change length of detox. ...Read more
They don't always: Most people do not either increase or decrease their respiratory rate with mild to moderate intoxication, and with severe intoxication their breathing may actually slow down. If respirations are rapid, it may be due to alcoholic ketoacidosis, a metabolic disturbance caused by alcohol that causes the body to hyperventillate to get rid of carbon dioxide and compensate for acidosis. ...Read more
Bad versus Good:
We do not use words like bad or good in medicine in general. Is something 'healthy' or not is the real question.
I would think that regrets are going to be higher is you get a tattoo when drunk than when you are sober.
The only other health concern would be alcohol makes blood thinner and you may bleed or bruise easier. ...Read more
Once can kill:
Severe binge drinking can kill. Alcohol toxicity can cause a person to stop breathing, aspiration of vomit into lungs. Not commom but can happen.
. With that said many persons especially with alcohol problems have been drunk hundreds of times and are not dead. Lucky yes but not dead,
other ways to die drunk, accidents, especially motor vehicle while intoxicated. ...Read more
Being drunk: Alcohol is a substance that disinhibits you -- meaning you just respond without thinking. The first drink or so may relax you, but getting drunk allows other impulses to come up and not be run through our usual brain cortex before acting upon them. Depending on who you're with and what you're saying to them (or them to you) this can be dangerous. ...Read more