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Doctor insights on: Ethyl Alcohol Or Isopropyl Alcohol

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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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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