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Type 1 diabetic friend had too much alcohol and now has acetone breath very strong, how to help him?

Type 1 diabetic friend had too much alcohol and now has acetone breath very strong, how to help him?

Check blood sugar: Hi. Make sure she/he is taking her/his basal insulin, whether eating or not. DO NOT stop basal insulin. If patient has diabetic ketoacidosis (which is possible from your description), she/he may need to go to the ER. Don't stop insulin!!! ...Read more

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How will listerine affect an alcohol breath test?

Listerine affects te: Yes, listerine will affect the test reading. Please google the following article, entitled "field sobriety testing: intoxilyzers and listerine antiseptic" published in the july 1985 issue of the police chief (p. 70). ...Read more

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Alcohol or non alcohol based mouthwash for bad breath?

Alcohol or non alcohol based mouthwash for bad breath?

Either: Both types of mouthwash are going to have agents in them that will kill bacteria that tend to cause bad breath. If you are aware of halitosis, be sure to brush your tongue well, especially toward the back. This is a common source for bad breath. Also be sure to get your teeth cleaned at the dentist if it has been a while. Mouthwash helps, but often just covers up the real problem. ...Read more

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When i drink a beverage with alcohol i sometimes find it hard to breath. This is with just 1-2 beers or mix drinks. What could cause this?

When i drink a beverage with alcohol i sometimes find it hard to breath. This is with just 1-2 beers or mix drinks.  What could cause this?

Don't know: Feeling short-of-breath (dyspnea) can result from a number of thinks involving the heart and lungs, but also can relate to anxiety. Some people are very sensitive to alcohol effects and have an exaggerated and sometimes paradoxical response where small amounts of alcohol can trigger what feels like a panic attack. Cannot say from your description - you need to see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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If I have shortness of breath and I am not yet diagnosed with anything should I not drink alcohol? I have a friends 18th

If I have shortness of breath and I am not yet  diagnosed with anything should I not drink alcohol? I have a friends 18th

Dont drink: feeling short of breath can be caused by many things, and alcohol would make almost all of them worse. So dont drink alcohol and do consult a practitoner. ...Read more

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Family member is 54 yo and has been smoking since 14 yo. Now experiences chronic seasonal bronchitis and periodic pneumonia. She had a very minor car accident at work and had to submit to a breath tester for alcohol as a condition of employment. No one

Family member is 54 yo and has been smoking since 14 yo.  Now experiences chronic seasonal bronchitis and periodic pneumonia. She had a very minor car accident at work and had to submit to a breath tester for alcohol as a condition of employment.  No one

No one what??: Wish i had the end of your posting. Heavy smokers, esp who start early, are often drinkers, sometimes heavy ones. Since i don't really know what your question is, i will assume that her breath test was positive. Get a professional evaluation by an addiction counselor or physician&work on smoking cessation. Alanon may be helpful for family members and friends to deal with reactions to alcohol use. ...Read more

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Feel dizzy, short of breath and nauseous around even the smell of alcohol. Why is this?

Feel dizzy, short of breath and nauseous around even the smell of alcohol. Why is this?

ThePositivSideOfFear: Is it when you smell medicinal alcohol (like rubbing alcohol)?If so than maybe you have a fear of hospitals. Or when you smell an adult beverage(like a shot of scotch)?If so,then maybe you've had a bad experience in the past, like getting wicked drunk,puking your guts out. In any case,you'll be motivated to stay off the booze and stay healthy!!And-some people just have aversions to certain odors- ...Read more

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Will the alcohol in breath mints and mouthwash cause nausea if I am taking flagyl?

Will the alcohol in breath mints and mouthwash cause nausea if I am taking flagyl?

Not usually: There is such a small amount of alcohol in mints you should not have a problem. Mouthwash usually does contain alcohol, but you should be fine as long as you don't swallow it. I wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more

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