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Doctor insights on: Grain Alcohol

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Can using products with grain alcohol test positive with etg test?

Can using products with grain alcohol test positive with etg test?

No: Etg is ethyl glocuronide. Grain alcohol is methyl alcohol. Please note that you should not be using methyl alcohol without proper protections as it has serious toxic effects. ...Read more

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I bought passionflower drops to try instead of benzodiapemes. However, an ingredient in the drops is grain alcohol. Why and is this bad???

I bought passionflower drops to try instead of benzodiapemes.  However, an ingredient in the drops is grain alcohol.  Why and is this bad???

Call manufacturer: I can only guess that some of the ingredients only dissolve in an organic solvent and alcohol is one of them. Alcohol also has sedating effect but a few drops are not going to make a difference except for an alcoholic. ...Read more

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Is it enough to clean my grooming tools(nail clippers, scissors etc.)with a paper towel and spray them with some isopropyl or denatured alcohol?

Is it enough to clean my grooming tools(nail clippers, scissors etc.)with a paper towel and spray them with some  isopropyl  or denatured alcohol?

Do a bit better: Please wash your utensils with soap and water and then soak in alcohol. It is preferable to get the sanitazion formulas from a beauty equipment store and after thoroughly cleaning soaking in that liquid. Do not share utensils with others. Fungal infections come from this behavior. ...Read more

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I developed red, itchy patches on my eyes 4 mos. Ago. As a result i cut out grains, dairy, legumes, sugar and alcohol. It healed. What could this be?

I developed red, itchy patches on my eyes 4 mos. Ago. As a result i cut out grains, dairy, legumes, sugar and alcohol. It healed. What could this be?

Allergy/intolerance: Good job giving up these food items. Many people do better without them. You are best served by avoiding them the rest of your life. ...Read more

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Would consuming alcohol on day 1 effect working out on day 2? For l seem to have less energy during workout when I have drinks up to 24 hours prior.

Would consuming alcohol on day 1 effect working out on day 2? For l seem to have less energy during workout when I have drinks up to 24 hours prior.

Alcohol = a toxin: No matter how enjoyable even moderate alcohol drinking may be, the fact remains that it is a toxin for your body -- especially liver and brain. Essentially you're asking your body to process a poison. So, your body will be less efficient both during intoxication and until all traces of alcohol have been processed. Remember that hangover is multifaceted. Be well. ...Read more

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What is rubbing alcohol used for?

What is rubbing alcohol used for?

Rubbing alcohol : It is used as a skin cleaner and disinfectant. ...Read more

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What are casual alcohol cravings?

What are casual alcohol cravings?

Depends: The NIH says that more than one drink per day for women or 2 drinks per day for men may suggest a problem with alcohol. Cravings are usually defined as thoughts about drinking. These are problematic if you have (or have had) a problem with alcohol abuse. They may also be problematic if they are obsessive and you cannot stop these thoughts. A conversation with your FP may clear up and confusion. ...Read more

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Could Phenethyl alcohol be natural?

Could Phenethyl alcohol be natural?

Yes and No: Phenethyl alcohol is found in certain plants, so it is natural in that setting. Like many compounds, scientists may have the ability to create it in a lab (it would not be natural in that setting). Likewise, this or similar compounds in a plant in your yard would be natural, but having a bottle of the compound sitting on your table would be unnatural. It all depends on the details. ...Read more

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Why exactly is alcohol bad for you?

Why exactly is alcohol bad for you?

Chronic Heavy Drinking: can lead to: Anemia, Cancer, Heart disease, poor circulation, liver disease, neuropathy, Dementia, Depression, Seizures, Gout, High Blood Pressure, Hig Blood Sugar, Impaired Immune system, pancreatitis, gastritis, among others. Need I say more? ...Read more

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What is the lethal dosage of alcohol?

What is the lethal dosage of alcohol?

Blood level: Around 300 mg/dL, an inexperienced drinker may well die. It's unpredictable. That's perhaps chugging a pint of whiskey for me. Please be careful with that stuff. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are any types of alcohol good for you?

Are any types of alcohol good for you?

Alcohol health: It appears that red wine is good. And really tastes good too. ...Read more

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What is an alcohol addition intervention?

Voluntarily stopping: An "alcohol intervention" involves placing the person in question into treatment but only with their consent. Typically done with help of family and friends. The mission is to achieve complete abstention but integral to this is the ultimate agreement from the individual. This is important for success. It usually involves admission to an inpatient treatment program, of which there are many. ...Read more

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Please advise! how much alcohol is too much?

Alcohol: For alcoholics, any alcohol is "too much." also, if on psychotropic medications, any is "too much." for others: more than 1 drink/day for women, and more than 2 drinks/day for men. Also, any amount that's more than you intended; makes you feel physically bad or guilty the next day; gets you into conflict with others; causes memory lapses or embarrassment; or interferes with important tasks. ...Read more

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What are their such things as alcohol patches?

What are their such things as alcohol patches?

I was not able: to find information for alcohol patches for use in quitting alcohol use. ...Read more

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What are the steps for an alcohol intervention?

What are the steps for an alcohol intervention?

Many: It may be difficult to effectively perform an "intervention" if one does not have the proper training. Generally, all of the person's family and friends gather around and tell the person how his or her drinking has affected them. This may help or may lead to adverse consequences for which those who are gathered, are ill equipped to handle. The person may actually become suicidal or dangerous. ...Read more

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What physiological effects of alcohol are there?

What physiological effects of alcohol are there?

Alcohol: Effects depend on the amount consumed. Small to moderate consumption causes reduced risks of blood clots , stone formation , diabetes & rheumatoid arthritis. Large consumption causes impaired memory & vision, anemia, cardiomyopathy, hepatitis, cancer mouth/esophagus, gastritis, pancreatitis, diabetes type 2, depression, anxiety, psychosis, insomnia, panic, cravings. ...Read more

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How is it that isn't alcohol considered medication?

Better treatments: Ethanol (alcohol found in alcoholic beverages) is a substance that has depressant effects on the nervous system. It can have unpredictable and generalized effects on the nervous system and we have better and safer medications these days to provide the desired beneficial effects. Ethanol will cause drug interactions/problems with medications and can be lethal in combination with sedative hypnotics. ...Read more