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How long does alcohol poisoning usually last?

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 more

Dr. Howard Greller
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Alcohol Poisoning (Definition)

Alcohol poisoning is similar to other depressant overdoses, like barbiturates. It is a progression from sleepiness to sleep to coma, eventually with progressively slower and more shallow breathing, resulting in accumulation of fluid in the lungs, low blood oxygen and ultimately stoppage of the heart. It can also cause accumulation of acetone (ketoacidosis) similar to diabetes, ...Read more


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How long do the effects of alcohol poisoning last?

How long do the effects of alcohol poisoning last?

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

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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?

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

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My boyfriend drank a whole bottle of taquila and has alcohol poisoning. How long will it last?

My boyfriend drank a whole bottle of taquila and has alcohol poisoning. How long will it last?

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

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Is alcohol poisoning a long painful death?

Is alcohol poisoning a long painful death?

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

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What long term damage can alcohol poisoning cause?

What long term damage can alcohol poisoning cause?

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

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For what length of time can alcohol poisoning last?

Until death-call 911: If you suspect someone has alcohol poisoning (not just a hangover), call 911. This is very serious and they need emergency attention right away. Do not leave an unconscious person alone. ...Read more

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How long would I be out of work for alcohol poisoning?

How long would I be out of work for alcohol poisoning?

Please Clarify: That would all depend on what your symptoms are, how your liver responds and if you need to be detoxed or in alcohol treatment. ...Read more

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What long term affects of severe alcohol poisoning are common?

What long term affects of severe alcohol poisoning are common?

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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Can be suffering from alcohol poisoning. I normally don again last night, so could this be alcohol poisoning?

Can be suffering from alcohol poisoning. I normally don again last night, so could this be alcohol poisoning?

No: Alcohol poisoning is the same as passing out drunk, except that you don't wake up. If people drink too much too fast they fall asleep and gradually slow down their breathing until they stop, and then their heart stops. Or, they vomit and aspirate and that causes pneumonia and low blood oxygen. Death can occur, and people who survive may have brain damage from prolonged lack of oxygen. Get help. ...Read more

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I'm in so much pain can't sleep, what long term damage can alcohol poisoning cause?

I'm in so much pain can't sleep, what long term damage can alcohol poisoning cause?

Go to ER: Or see your doctor to diagnose and treat the cause if the pain, do not self medicate with alcohol. Alcohol poisoning can cause death brain, liver and kidney damage, pancreatitis. Gi bleeding........ S. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get alcohol poisoning even though its been nine hours after your last drink?

Is it possible to get alcohol poisoning even though its been nine hours after your last drink?

Alcohol poisoning: If the total amount accumulated is such that it overwhelm the body capacity to digest it, consequences can last days or kill acutely. ...Read more

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I drank WAY too much last night and was throwing up so much that I ended up throwing up blood. Did I have alcohol poisoning?

I drank WAY too much last night and was throwing up so much that I ended up throwing up blood. Did I have alcohol poisoning?

Vomiting blood: Less likely poisoning but the blood you vomited was likely due to stress on your GI tract from the act of vomiting. If this is continuing - See your PCP or go to the ER. Please avoid drinking in excess - not good for your liver. Drinking to excess can lead to alcohol poisoning. ...Read more

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Last night I drank a six pack of hard cider myself. I woke up extremely dizzy with a massive headache should I go to the ER for alcohol poisoning?

Last night I drank a six pack of hard cider myself. I woke up extremely dizzy with a massive headache should I go to the ER for alcohol poisoning?

Extra fluid: The dizziness could be just residual from your intake last night.
Also the headache.
Best to try to replenish fluids today, take either aspirin or advil (ibuprofen) for the headache.

By the afternoon you should be feeling better.
If you have new or worsening symptoms, then consider medical care ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between a hangover and alcohol poisoning? I drank a lot last night. Symptoms: vomiting, rapid heart rate, weak/shaky

How can you tell the difference between a hangover and alcohol poisoning? I drank a lot last night. Symptoms: vomiting, rapid heart rate, weak/shaky

They can go together: You should have a physical exam to be sure your medical condition is stable. Depending on the amount and duration of your drinking as well as the exact nature of your symptoms some medication usually short term may be prescribed. Hopefully there will be a discussion of your drinking pattern and how it is impacting your life. ...Read more

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What to do about alcohol poisoning?

Go to a hospital: True alcohol "poisoning" is when you drink enough to not just fall asleep, but to go into a coma, and have your breathing slow down. You would not be typing your question online if you were alcohol poisoned. If you are drinking large amounts of alcohol regularly, you at greater risk of cirrhosis, heart damage, pancreatitis, many kinds of cancer and other complications than you are of poisoning. ...Read more

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What's considered alcohol poisoning?

What's considered alcohol poisoning?

Life-threatening: The person consumed a toxic amount of alcohol usually over a short period. Their blood alcohol level (bal) is so high it is considered toxic (poisonous). Person may be extremely confused, unresponsive, disoriented, have shallow breathing, & can even pass out or go into a coma. Alcohol poisoning can be life-threatening and usually requires urgent medical treatment. The amount varies per person. ...Read more

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What are signs of alcohol poisoning?

What are signs of alcohol poisoning?

Liver failure: Cirrhosis is classical, such as jaundice, large belly filled with fluid, etc. But, from the perspective of a neurologist, tremors, incoordination, gait imbalance, numbness, weakness, confusion, disorientation, epileptic seizures. Of course, coma, delirium. Sudden death. Not a pretty picture. ...Read more

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How does alcohol poisoning affect you?

How does alcohol poisoning affect you?

Confusion: Stupor, coma, vomiting, hypothermia, seizures, death. Nothing good! ...Read more

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How to know if I have alcohol poisoning?

How to know if I have alcohol poisoning?

Alcohol poisoning: Alcohol poisoning signs and symptoms are:
• Confusion
• Vomiting
• Seizures
• Slow breathing (less than eight breaths a minute)
• Irregular breathing
• Blue-tinged skin or pale skin
• Low body temperature
• unconsciousness
Please see a Psychiatrist
• To understand your Alcoholism and
• Have Treatment so that you do not develop Alcohol Poisoning.
• Attend AA Meetings and have AA Sponsor ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of alcohol poisoning?

What are the symptoms of alcohol poisoning?

Serious: Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant. Drinking too much can lead to a coma and loss of protective reflexes that prevent you from aspirating and keep you breathing. People can vomit and aspirate it into their lungs. They can be so drunk, they can stop breathing. These effects are magnified if alcohol is used with other meds that are sedating, like opioids or benzodiazepines. Be careful! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of alcohol poisoning?

What are the symptoms of alcohol poisoning?

Unresponsive: Alcohol poisoning essentially refers to so much alcohol in the system that normal bodily funtcions are disrupted. In this condition a person is usually unresponsive or "passed out". In its most extreme state, alcohol poisoning can cause a person to stop beathing or to lose their gag reflex which can cause choking problems, particularly if vomiting occurs. ...Read more

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How likely is dying from alcohol poisoning?

How likely is dying from alcohol poisoning?

Real: Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant. Drinking too much can lead to a coma and loss of protective reflexes that prevent you from aspirating and keep you breathing. People can vomit and aspirate it into their lungs. They can be so drunk, they can stop breathing. These effects are magnified if alcohol is used with other meds that are sedating, like opioids or benzodiazepines. Be careful! ...Read more

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Can I have alcohol poisoning, how can I know?

Can I have alcohol poisoning, how can I know?

Wouldn't be typing: Alcohol poisoning causes sedation and ultimately coma, and if severe, respiratory depression, brain damage, other physical damage and even death. If you are sitting and typing, you may be drunk (which is at one end of "poisoning") but you wouldn't be considered "poisoned." there was an old commercial that said- "if you are worried you might have an alcohol problem, you probably have one."get help. ...Read more

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What are the signs of acute alcohol poisoning?

See answer: Confusion, delerium, confabulation, weakness, sever fatigue, naseau, possible vomiting, tremors, and eventual comatose state. Acute alcohol poisoning needs emergent medical attention. ...Read more

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What are the signs when you get alcohol poisoning?

What are the signs when you get alcohol poisoning?

Serious: Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant. Drinking too much can lead to a coma and loss of protective reflexes that prevent you from aspirating and keep you breathing. People can vomit and aspirate it into their lungs. They can be so drunk, they can stop breathing. These effects are magnified if alcohol is used with other meds that are sedating, like opioids or benzodiazepines. Be careful! ...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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What are the symptoms one gets with alcohol poisoning?

Coma and death: Alcohol is a respiratory depressant. When one drinks, the first thing to get "depressed" are our inhibitions, so it acts like a "social lubricant." with further drinking we get sleepy and eventually fall asleep. If too much alcohol is consumed for that individuals tolerance, particularly if the alcohol is chugged, coma with the possibility of vomiting and aspiration, pneumonia and death occur. ...Read more

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How much alcohol does it take to get alcohol poisoning?

How much alcohol does it take to get alcohol poisoning?

Alcohol: Depends on amount consumed, length of time & tolerance. ...Read more

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How much does it actually take to get alcohol poisoning?

Impossible: To say as every individual is different. That being said any excess alcohol use is not healthy and should be avoided. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get alcohol poisoning, or is it unusual?

Too many: Alcohol poisoning is particularly common among young adults. About 50, 000 people in us are diagnosed with alcohol poisoning every year and over 150, 000 college students have some alcohol related illness yearly. See: www. Bacchusnetwork. Org/alcohol-poisoning. Html for more info. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: alcohol poisoning?

What is the definition or description of: alcohol poisoning?

Depressed breathing: Alcohol poisoning is similar to other depressant overdoses, like barbiturates. It is a progression from sleepiness to sleep to coma, eventually with progressively slower and more shallow breathing, resulting in accumulation of fluid in the lungs, low blood oxygen and ultimately stoppage of the heart. It can also cause accumulation of acetone (ketoacidosis) similar to diabetes, in some cases severe. ...Read more

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What can be done for someone suffering from alcohol poisoning?

What can be done for someone suffering from alcohol poisoning?

Emergency treatment: True alcohol poisoning, like poisoning from any sedative, causes unconsciousness, which can have its own problems from vomiting and aspirating, lying in one spot without moving for long periods of time which can cause muscle damage, kidney failure and even loss of extremities involved. In many cases, respiration is slowed or even stops, causing hypoxia, possible brain damage and ultimately death. ...Read more

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How do I know if my friend just suffered from alcohol poisoning?

Alcohol poisoning: Search the web "alcohol poisoning" then ask if not resolved. Beer beyond body capacity to digest in one occasion kill.
Some people are resilient and can absorb a lot without results till late. Mental consequences are disastrous to self and family and loved ones. It is deadly inherited and younger generations suffer much more than the gen=schizophrenia, bipolar, autism, adhd, severe disabling anxi. ...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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Which sort of symptoms is one likely to have after alcohol poisoning?

Which sort of symptoms is one likely to have after alcohol poisoning?

A hangover: Lack of energy, appetite. Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea are not uncommon. If you are shaky, feel your heart beating very fast, have any blood in your stool or very black stools, you should seek care very soon. Other health problems relate to how often and how much you are drinking. The best plan is stopping completely, and if not, periodically enjoying in moderation. ...Read more

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

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