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150 years ago: alcohol was used as an anesthetic for surgeries, before we had chloroform and ether. Alcohol in high doses, when you make someone very drunk, has analgesic and anesthetic effects. However, it is very toxic and is no longer used for that purpose, since we have many safer and more effective agents for both those purposes. ...Read more
Nothing: You can only ingest things by mouth. ...Read more
If a person drinks hand sanitizer to get drunk and has a hard time catching breath and won't see a doc what can I do or administer med wise?
Dial 911: Your friend's life may be in danger. Call an ambulance right now! ...Read more
I am having loss of balance like I am drunk I have loss of cervical lordosis muscle spasm pain in neck num left hand what to do plzz replyy?
Smashed thumb between two 2x4's, turned blue swelled and has throbbed for 24 hours. What can I do?
Natural variation: There is a whole host of variations on size and shape of human body. What you consider short and stubby may be eminently suited for some tasks and vocations and would put you at a competitive advantage. Make the best use of your God given assets and talents. May He bless you with good health, happiness and prosperity! ...Read more
Carpenter?: Perhaps poor aim with your hammer. Excuse the humor. Many things could be the cause; rheumatoid arthritis, compromised circulation in the area or generally, virtually anything... A visit to an md is truly your best chance to get a serious (non-humorous) and healthful answer. Good luck! ...Read more
R S I: Gamer’s thumb" refers to a repetitive stress injury (rsi) that causes swelling at the base of the thumb due to overuse of video games. Rsi is an umbrella term for a collection of disorders most commonly affecting the hands, wrists, forearms, and shoulders, notes miles. She adds that symptoms can range from fatigue and loss of strength to minor or acute aches and pains, burning, and tingling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ligament tear thumb: Skier's thumb or gamekeepers thumb are common terms for a tear in the thumb mp joint ulnar collateral ligament. The mechanism of injury is a radially-oriented force on the thumb, which can occur when gripping and planting a ski pole. (or, back in the day, ringing a rabbits neck.) best to see an orthopaedist or hand specialist for treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do it?: The real question is, "what does thumb sucking accomplish?" for small children, it's easy. It eases boredom, provides relaxation and some mild stress relief. For adults, it can do a lot of the same things, but most adults have learned other coping skills, or learned to deal with life's stresses. Thumb sucking obviously serves a purpose, and a therapist can help find them and form new coping skills. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Hospitals may treat people who have severe alcohol intoxication, alcohol withdrawal, injuries related to alcohol use, medical problems associated with alcohol abuse/ dependence, alcohol poisoning etc. They may help with detoxification, rehabilitation and sometimes acute life saving measures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many ways: It depends on the type of thumb fracture that you have. Some require immobilization only, others are best served with fixation with pins or plates and screws. If you have a thumb fracture, please see an orthopedic surgeon for an exam and x-rays to make sure your fracture is treated appropriately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer