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How Much Alcohol Does It Take To Kill Someone
Size/time/ tolerance: Several factors determine how intoxicated a person will become (and thus their risk of posioning) when consuming alcohol 1) size- the smaller the individual, the less alcohol required to become intoxicated 2) time- because the body metabolizes alcohol, drinking spread out over a number of hours lessons the effect 3) tolerance- because of tolerance- the more often you drink, the less the effect. ...Read more
Why are you asking?: If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more
Not really: Botulism is caused by a toxin produced by a particular germ clostridium botulinum, most commonly found in canned foods that have gone bad (often the can fills with gas and expands). Since the illness is produced by a toxin that has already been made, killing the germ, whether with alcohol, bleaches or whatever does not reduce the toxin already made. Avoiding food from damaged cans is key. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pre-Cum: Pre-cum is semen. It houses fresh sperm. Are you asking if rubbing alcohol can or should kill sperm? If one has precum on their penis one can wash this with soap and water. I would not recommend putting rubbing alcohol on the penis skin. If you meant something else please ask again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please clarify: I do not understand the question. Are you asking if using alcohol post coitus will kill sperm and prevent pregnancy? If you are asking this the answer is not very effectively. Alcohol would not reach the internal cervix or uterus to kill any sperm swimming there. Topical alcohol is not a form of birth control. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can alcohol kill someone with mvp trivial MR? why is it advised to lessen it? I drink occasionally, still can't have a good night out w friends?
Keep it moderate!: You chances of dying that night are similar to your friends who also should not overdo it if they care about living. But your special issues matter over time. Alcohol can overstimulate the heart and worsen the condition to the point that a mild case requires surgery. That seems foolish to me. Fun is possible w/ moderate drinking - learn how to do it. Best! ...Read more
Suicide ideation: Nope. Not at all. If this is your way of asking for help...All of us here at health tap want you to know that life can get better! ...Read more
I read on the NY Times website that alcohol does not kill neurons, but instead damages the dendrites. Will dendrites heal if damaged?
Dendrites = neurons: Dendrites are part of the neuron. Alcohol damages neural transmission and neurons. The cumulative effects of alcohol are largely irreversible.Medical advice shoudl comes from a physician (a neurologist in this case) instead of a newspaper. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/alcoholismandalcoholabuse.html ...Read more
My friend's husband is an alcoholic. He's lost control of his bowels about 5x this year. Is he close to killing himself with the alcohol?
Recovery: is difficult unless the person is willing. Try to convince him that he needs to see a specialist in addiction medicine who can offer treatment for his alcoholism. He may not take this well so be prepared and try to be understanding as this is a real disease that may have a disastrous outcome if untreated. Good Luck!!! ...Read more
It could: Depending on many factors such as how much you have drank, your age and other medical problems trying to quit on your own could kill you. Seizures and dts are possible, untreated dts have a mortality of up to 30%. If you are wanting to stop seek medical care first, i would recommend finding a detox facility that has a medical staff. You doctor may be able to assist with this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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