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Doctor insights on: Methanol Uses

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Can I use diluted methanol in a deep cut?

Can I use diluted methanol in a deep cut?

Deep cut-: Do you need sutures? Saline or water would be better choice then pouring alcohol into a wound. When was your last tetanus shot? ...Read more

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Is methanol in some kinds of household cleaning product, like medicine, solvents etc.?

Is methanol in some kinds of household cleaning product, like medicine, solvents etc.?

No: Methanol is a poison if ingested. The medical form used for human consumption is ethyl alcohol or ethanol. ...Read more

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What could happen if i drank methanol?

What could happen if i drank methanol?

Nothing good: Methanol is metabolized in the body to an optic nerve destroying chemical. So blindness is a definite possibility. This is a dangerous way to try to substitute for alcohol and is something to be avoided at all costs. Pay the cost if you must drink, for ethanol intoxicants like ordinary beer and liquor. ...Read more

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Does drinking methanol cure a cough?

Does drinking methanol cure  a cough?

Poison....: Methanol is a poisonous alcohol that can be present in antifreeze. Drinking it can cause blindness, coma and death. It should not be used as a cough medicine! ...Read more

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Can skin exposure to methanol fuel lead to memory problems?

Can skin exposure to methanol fuel lead to memory problems?

Too much? Sadly, yes: Exposure is not a very specific term, but yes, while memory would not be the major or most severe symptom - it could be affected. Visual damage and movement disorders are the more common signs. External exposure and internal can have the same effects and they're bad. Link: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/public_info/pdf/TSD%20Methanol%20Meth%20Labs%2010%278%2703.pdf Seek help immediately! 800-222-1222 ...Read more

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I spilled methanol on my hands last night. I washed it off within 5 to 10 minutes. How long for symptoms to appear if i ingested some?

I spilled methanol on my hands last night.  I washed it off within 5 to 10 minutes.  How long for symptoms to appear if i ingested some?

Confusing question: Superficial skin exposure should not create any problems.It is not readily absorbed through the skin. If you ingested as little as a tablespoon full by mouth the full the effects are quite drastic. Coma within hours, blindness within 24 hours. ...Read more

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Does methanol poisoning leave one temporarily blind?

Does methanol poisoning leave one temporarily blind?

If lucky: Methanol can easily produce permanent damage to the eye. Have seen one or two pts who drank methanol and did recover, but most have permanent blindness, if they survive. ...Read more

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Can ingesting 50ml of pure methanol cause heart problems after a week or so? What are your expert opinions?

Can ingesting 50ml of pure methanol cause heart problems after a week or so? What are your expert opinions?

Methanol: In the dose mentioned severe central nervous system damage would likely result. I couldn't find a description of cardiac related toxicity with methanol but the CNS toxicity would be severe. ...Read more

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I think I drank methanol 5 days ago because I started to feel sick like a day later dizzy,shocks up my spine, hot and cold but now just dizzy?

I think I drank methanol 5 days ago because I started to feel sick like a day later dizzy,shocks up my spine, hot and cold but now just dizzy?

Go to the hopsital: Why did you drink the methanol? Was it mentholated spirits? Methanol is a very toxic alcohol and can severely injure or kill you. 5 days is a long time but you should get checked out ASAP. ...Read more

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I have a whooping cough that is really bad, when i cough, my abs hurt.Currently im taking cough lozenges, one with methanol and other ricola.Which one?

I have a whooping cough that is really bad, when i cough, my abs hurt.Currently im taking cough lozenges, one with methanol and other ricola.Which one?

Whooping cough: Ricola contains menthol and other soothing ingredients. You could probably steam yourself from steam from a hot shower several times a day for better results. ...Read more

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What is epaderm use for?

Epaderm: This consists of emulsifying wax, yellow soft paraffin, liquid paraffin - it is applied to dry skin and it acts as a barrier preventing loss of water. Hence the skin stays moist. ...Read more