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How can I tell if my dad is being poisoned by alcohol?

How can I tell if my dad is being poisoned by alcohol?

Alcohol as a poison: Alcohol becomes a poison if a man drinks more than 2 beers/day or woman >1b/d. One day of drinking rarely kills as the body can only absorb so much a day. A patient 18yo girl drinks regularly 24beers/d and lives... But her life will be cut very short as her liver cannot do overtime "48h/day" too long, when it shuts down (end of cirrhosis...) life shuts down along. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for alcohol poisoning so I can tell my kid?

What are the symptoms for alcohol poisoning so I can tell my kid?

Alcohol Poisoning: Alcohol poisoning symptoms include: confusion, stupor, vomiting, seizures, slow breathing (less than eight breaths a minute), irregular breathing (a gap of more than 10 seconds between breaths), blue-tinged skin or pale skin, low body temperature (hypothermia), unconsciousness ("passing out"), and can't be roused. A person who is unconscious or can't be roused is at risk of dying. ...Read more

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How can a person tell if they have alcohol poisoning?

How can a person tell if they have alcohol poisoning?

Serious condition: That could lead to death. Excessive drinking will effect your breathing, heart rate and blood pressure that is consider medical emergency. Major treatment is observation for airway deficiency and potential choking. Prevention is a key. Drink in moderation. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if someone had alcohol poisoning, what's the medical procedure?

Procedure: Alcohol poisoning is usually treated by monitoring the patient & ensuring that he or she does not choke of vomitus or stop breathing. The person is given intravenous fluids (& possibly glucose or thiamin) & supplemental oxygen. Accidental ingestion of methanol or isopropyl alcohol may require dialysis. ...Read more

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Intoxication or alcohol poisoning, how to tell the difference?

Intoxication or alcohol poisoning, how to tell the difference?

When you pass out: And slow down your breathing, it moves from intoxication (which actually means poisoning) to true alcohol poisoning. Please don't do this. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how doctors treat acute alcohol poisoning?

Can you tell me how doctors treat acute alcohol poisoning?

Supportive care: mostly. The major danger in alcohol poisoning, like that of any other sedative, is that breathing slows down and can result in lower oxygen levels and brain damage, and ultimately the heart stops too. In the US, people who are alcohol poisoned are intubated and put on a ventilator , until the alcohol levels come down. Dialysis is widely used in Russia to rapidly reduce blood alcohol. ...Read more