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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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Dr. Howard Greller
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Alcohol Poisoning (Definition)

Alcohol poisoning is also known as Alcohol intoxication. Is a serious & sometimes fatal consequence of drinking large amounts of alcohol in short period of time. It affects your breathing, gag reflex & heart rate, leading to coma. Needs emergency medical treatment thru breathing support, ...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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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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What are symptoms for alcohol poisoning, what are they and how do you find them?

What are symptoms for alcohol poisoning, what are they and how do you find them?

Alcohol poisioning: Is a serious & sometimes fatal consequence of drinking large amounts of alcohol in short period of time. It affects your breathing, gag reflex & heart rate, leading to coma. Needs emergency medical treatment thru breathing support, I.V. Fluids & vitamins. ...Read more

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What're the symptoms of alcohol poisoning and exsanguination?

What're the symptoms of alcohol poisoning and exsanguination?

Completely different: Alcohol poisoning can cause respiratory depression and can lead to death. Exsanguination is really something all together different and means bleeding out, or bleeding to death. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms of alcohol poisoning and exsanguination?

Please explain what are some symptoms of alcohol poisoning and exsanguination?

Odd question: Alcohol poisoning is basically a sedative overdose, and usually happens when either a small child finds a leftover drink, or an adult "chugs" enough alcohol to rapidly bring up the blood alcohol concentration. Respirations slow, person loses consciousness, eventually breathing and the heart stop, or the person aspirates. Exsanguination results in hemorrhagic shock, fainting, weakness, up to death. ...Read more

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Within a 1 hour time period I drank 20 shots of 40% whiskey and 2 beers. I have all the symptoms of alcohol poisoning. Should i go to hospital?

Within a 1 hour time period I drank 20 shots of 40% whiskey and 2 beers. I have all the symptoms of alcohol poisoning. Should i go to hospital?

Via ambulance: In such a situation, the usual action is to call 911 for an ambulance to take the patient to the emergency room. Of course, the patient must work with her doctor so to never drink alcohol again. Quitting alcohol should be done with monitoring from her doctor. Quitting is absolute, meaning the patient cannot go back to drinking a little bit. It's an "all or none" decision; she must choose "none". ...Read more

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What are the symptoms one gets with alcohol poisoning?

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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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

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