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What are the medical uses of ethyl alcohol?

What are the medical uses of ethyl alcohol?

Ethanol: Ethanol (topical and injection): Antiseptic, nerve or ganglion block, replenishment of fluid and carbohydrate calories, septal ablation for HOCM, treatment of methanol or ethylene glycol overdose.

Drinking alcohol may offer some health benefits, especially for your heart. On the other hand, alcohol may increase your risk of health problems and damage your heart. ...Read more

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Internally taken ethyl alcohol. What is the affect?

Internally taken ethyl alcohol. What is the affect?

All the way to drunk: Small amounts loosen the tongue and release inhibitions, larger quantities impair judgement and produce central nervous system depression, delayed reaction times. Even larger amounts produce drunkenness, loss of coordination, slurred speech, loss of consciousness, amnesia and a hangover. ...Read more

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How much time for ethyl alcohol to leave blood?

How much time for ethyl alcohol to leave blood?

Ethanol clearance: There is wide variation in the metabolism of ethanol. The unhabituated drinker clears ethanol from the blood stream at an approximate rate of 15 to 20 mg/dL per hour. Patients with chronic ethanol abuse can clear ethanol at a rate of 25 to 35 mg/dL per hour, or even faster in some cases.

Euphoria and mild deficits in coordination, attention, and cognition are seen w/ BAC of 100 mg/dL. ...Read more

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Can ethyl alcohol helps to get the essential oil out of the leaf?

Can ethyl alcohol helps to get the essential oil out of the leaf?

What leaf?: Ethyl alcohol is the same alcohol that people drink. I am not sure where you can buy it, outside of buying grain alcohol from the liquor store or from a chemistry lab. Are you sure you aren't referring to isopropyl alcohol or rubbing alcohol? Anyway, I am not at all sure as to the type of leaf for which you are referring? Nor is it clear what you mean by essential oil? Sorry. ...Read more

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Is 2 oz of ethyl alcohol 70% by volume... Enough to kill a human?

Suicide ideation: Nope. Not at all. If this is your way of asking for help...All of us here at health tap want you to know that life can get better! ...Read more

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What symptoms does ethyl alcohol produce when taken internally?

What symptoms does ethyl alcohol produce when taken internally?

Ethyl alcohol: Ethyl alcohol is another name for ethanol which is drinking alcohol. So if you take ethyl alcohol internally, you risk becoming drunk. On the other hand, methanol or wood alcohol is not intended for human consumption and is actually considered a poison. Isopropyl alcohol is used for disinfection, not consumption. ...Read more

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Hey, I put ethyl alcohol on my penis, it burned and hurt at the beginning. Is it harmful for my penis? I only did it once. Should I be worried?

Hey, I put ethyl alcohol on my penis, it burned and hurt at the beginning. Is it harmful for my penis? I only did it once. Should I be worried?

Don't do it again: If it felt irritating, don't do it again. What was the reason anyway? If you're attempting to reduce risk of HIV or other STDs after sex, it's pointless: alcohol has no known benefit in preventing STDs. In fact, the irritation it causes may slightly increase the risk of HIV if exposed. ...Read more

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Hey, I put ethyl alcohol on my penis for a better hygiene, it burned and hurt at the beginning. My question is: is it harmful for my penis? I only did

Hey, I put ethyl alcohol on my penis for a better hygiene, it burned and hurt at the beginning. My question is: is it harmful for my penis? I only did

Local irritation: Ouch. Sounds painful.
This is most consistent with a localized skin irritation or excessive drying out of tissue. As long as no open skin, residual skin change, or symptoms, would not expect long term damage.
Would stay with more standard soaps to avoid future irritation. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the medical importance of glycerol, retinol, ethyl alcohol and iso-propyl alcohol?

OPEN ENDED: Your question is too open ended and difficult to answer in this limited space. Come up with a specific question. ...Read more

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Would it be good for someone who just got but by brown recluse to rub hand sanitizer with 70% ethyl alcohol on bite? Before they get to er?

Would it be good for someone who just got but by brown recluse to rub hand sanitizer with 70% ethyl alcohol on bite? Before they get to er?

It won't hurt.: It won't really help the bite area but it may decrease the skin bacteria that could get into the wound. Soap and water is best. ...Read more

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Does hand sanitizer with 70% ethyl alcohol kill bacteria in a wound?

Does hand sanitizer with 70% ethyl alcohol kill bacteria in a wound?

Not indicated use: Hand sanitizer is for intact skin. Putting it on a wound (not intact skin) would burn and sting. Better choice wound be to wash wound with mild soap and water, pat dry, hair dryer the wound and cover with dry gauze. Ok to check with your doc or wound clinic. ...Read more

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What happen if I lost a little bit erythromycin while mixing it to ethyl alcohol while making benzamycin?

What happen if I lost a little bit erythromycin while mixing it to ethyl alcohol while making benzamycin?

Benzamycin: Benzamycin is 5% benzoyl peroxide and 3% erythromycin. Clinical studies with acne now show that topical Erythromycin and topical Clindamycin are not effective for acne. The effect on acne you see with Benzamycin is with the benzoyl peroxide and not the erythromycin. Thus, it does not make a difference on how much Erythromycin you use. ...Read more

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Can it damage middle or inner ear? I put ethyl alcohol pure in ear to unclog swim ear or wax. It hurts when I burp and I have ringing now.

Can it damage middle or inner ear? I put ethyl alcohol pure in ear to unclog swim ear or wax. It hurts when I burp and I have ringing now.

Stop using alcohol: What you have been doing is dangerous and is likely damaging to your ear. Symptoms that you have been experiencing could be a sign of ear damage. Do not use ethyl alcohol in your ear and see a physician promptly. ...Read more

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Got my ears pierced 7 weeks ago. Now my left ear has pus coming out piercing hole. I cleaned with 70% ethyl alcohol. What should I do?

Ear piercing: You may be reacting to the earring, nickel in metal eearings can cause your symptoms, you may need to wear a different type of metal to avoid recurrence of this issue. ...Read more

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Does hand sanitizer kill sperm on hands? (70% ethyl alcohol, purpose antimicrobial)

Does hand sanitizer kill sperm on hands? (70% ethyl alcohol, purpose antimicrobial)

Yes, ...: Despite no specific study, commonsense would firmly support the sperm-killing ability of sanitizer. So, yes. Nonetheless, follow the current available recommendations to safeguard practice of safe sex so to lessen unnecessary and unwanted anxiety and fear. ...Read more

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I know this is the weirdest question ever but... Can someone use hand sanitizer with 70% ethyl alcohol to wipe themselves with after a bowel movement?

I know this is the weirdest question ever but... Can someone use hand sanitizer with 70% ethyl alcohol to wipe themselves with after a bowel movement?

Yes and no: Well, yes, you can use it in that area. However, you may not like how the area feels after you do it. Not sure what you are trying to treat but there is likely a much more humane way of treating yourself. ...Read more

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Can you please explain why isopropyl alcohol is harmful to the skin?

Can you please explain why isopropyl alcohol is harmful to the skin?

The alcohol: Isopropyl alcohol contains just that, alcohol. Alcohol is extremely drying and kills germs on your hands by disolving their membranes. Your skin cells have membranes too. ...Read more

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Swan isopropyl alcohol 99 msds is made of?

Isopropyl Alcohol: Here is the msds for the product: http://www. Officedepot. Com/pdf/msds/877218.Pdf. It consists of pure isopropyl alcohol and deionized water. Are you experiencing a skin reaction to it? Ia is a powerful drying agent and can irritate the skin. Topical corticosteroid creme can help. If this doesn't clear up, consult your dermatologist. Of course, you should never ingest isopropyl alcohol! ...Read more

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Is using isopropyl alcohol on a big wound considered safe?

Not the best: Initially clean with betadine, then daily dress with a less caustic medicine. Daily application of even hydrogen peroxide causes tissue destruction and retards natural healing. Best to see a doctor, at least once, and get a good treatment regemin so you will heal as fast and safely as possible. Your pharmacist can be of help as well. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are side effects of drinking isopropyl alcohol?

Could you tell me what are side effects of drinking isopropyl alcohol?

Horrible: The international programme on chemical safety, says ingesting isopropyl alcohol can be lethal (8 oz lethal -adult & 3 oz lethal- child). It can cause vomiting, seizures, loss of consciousness & respiratory problems. Isoproply alcohol would only be consumed by someone who was stupid or someone who was suicidal. If are considering suicide - please go to your nearest er for help. ...Read more

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What side effects are commonly associated with drinking isopropyl alcohol?

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What side effects are commonly associated with drinking isopropyl alcohol?

Toxic alcohol: Drinking rubbing alcohol cause vomitting, stomach cramps, severe drownsiness which can lead to coma and death! ...Read more

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Can I clean razor blades with isopropyl alcohol? I bought gillete Mac 3 disposable razors. Should I throw that razor away or use it till it's dull?

Can I clean razor blades with isopropyl alcohol? I bought gillete Mac 3 disposable razors. Should I throw that razor away or use it till it's dull?

OK to keep using it: Disposable razors are designed and intended to be used repeatedly until they become too dull, and probably almost all men do it that way, without cleaning or disinfecting them. If you have no obvious skin infection in the shaved area, and if the razors are not shared with other persons, there is no health risk. ...Read more

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Will you die if you inject isopropyl alcohol into your vein.?

Will you die if you inject isopropyl alcohol into your vein.?

Alcohol: Unlikely, but not the best idea. Injection could cause local problem. The amount would be important. Isopropyl alcohol causes metabolic acidosis in large amount. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use 3% hydrogen peroxide and 99% isopropyl alcohol on a wound?

Wound: You can use hydrogen peroxide to cleanse your wound or you can use rubbing alcohol but you may want to use one or the other, not both together ...Read more