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How Long Does Alcohol Poisoning Usually Last
Alcohol Toxins: It depends. Small cases will go away fairly quickly. Extreme cases can lead to death. Many people do permanent brain damage from chronic overuse of alcohol, which cannot be recovered from. All alcohol, if consumed at all, should be done very moderately. Overuse is never okay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more
Depends on levels: A naive individual who drinks as little as a pint of 80 proof liquor (chugging, as in fraternity/sorority hazings) may die with an alcohol level of 250 mg%. More tolerant individuals may need alcohol levels two to three times that level to experience poisoning. Alcohol is metabolized at 10-15 mg%/hour, so about a day would be required to fully metabolize a level of 300 mg%. ...Read more
My boyfriend is 43 & had a case of severe alcohol poisoning on Sunday. Was in icu. He came home Monday. How long will his symptoms last?
Symptoms: You and your boyfriend need to see a Psychologist to help both of you understand what is happening and what will be done to get things back to normal! Please keep me posted. All should go well but I am not sure how long that will take. The Psychologist is usually excellent! ...Read more
Alcohol poisoning?: That depends on how long ago, what treatment he received, what his status is like now, & if he is under medical care. If not, please have him see a doctor asap. ...Read more
Depends...: Dying of acute alcohol poisoning, as in the case of a youngster playing drinking games, is probably painless but is a terrible waste. Dying of the long-term effects of alcoholism involves either serious brain damage or the nausea, itching, and disfigurement of liver failure. Those who die of alcohol hurt others in the process and after. Thanks for choosing to use it wisely or not at all. ...Read more
Main problem would: Be brain damage. True alcohol poisoning is associated with unconsciousness and potentially slowing down of breathing, which can lead to lack of oxygen and brain damage. In addition, the high dose of alcohol can cause liver inflammation (hepatitis), pancreatitis, gastritis and other problems. If you drank to the point of poisoning, you have an alcohol problem, and should get professional help. ...Read more
Death: Alcohol poisoning can result in death. Chronic alcohol dependency can adversely affect every organ in the body except the kidneys. Alcohol damages the heart, brain, liver, skin and even one's blood cells. Severe alcohol poisoning, as per your question, means to me, a very dire situation requiring both immediate and long-term interventions. Check out: www.Aa.Org. I suggest 90 mtgs in 90 days. ...Read more
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