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Vodka Alcohol Volume
It could: Depending on how quickly you drink it. Every fall, there are unfortunately deaths, usually in high school or college age kids involved in fraternity/sorority initiations who chug even smaller amounts (a pint or even half pint), but drink it so quickly that blood alcohol levels go up very fast, resulting in respiratory depression, coma and death. Depends on your tolerance and health. Get help. ...Read more
Yes: If that person were alcohol naive, or if it were consumed very rapidly, or if there were other sedating cns-acting drugs on board, yes. Every fall during the unfortunate 'hazing' season at fraternties/sororoties many young people die of significantly less alcohol that that, because it is rapidly "chugged.'" most people fall asleep or throw up before alcohol will reach that toxic a level. ...Read more
My roommate thinks she is allergic to the histamines in alcohols like tequilla and vodka. Is this possible?
Alcohol Allergy: Alcohol is a spontaneous mast cell degranulator. Your friend is probably not allergic, rather just has a side effect from ingestion of alcohol. Is it that she is drinking too much and then the reaction happens or is it with the first sip? Does it happen with all alcohols? Does it happen with different brands of vodka or tequila? ...Read more
Why is it bad to mix, alcohol with soda ( coca cola, sprite, etc.) coca cola with vodka? Or coca cola with rum?
I drank 3/4 a bottle of vodka on Saturday and took a drug and alcohol test Tuesday at 6pm. Will it come back clean?
I drank vodka shot 32% alcohol. Will I get alcohol poisioning ? I'm a regular drinker. Not alcoholic
Vodka shot: This shot of vodka can definitely impair you and can harm. Given that you are a regular drinker, your liver may clear the ethanol faster. A person who is small can indeed be harmed. Friendly advice, now that you have tried, commit to abstain -- be an example and model to friends. Say no more - you protect and preserve yourself / and you truly may save a friend or acquaintence. Do good. ...Read more
Conjunctivitis question: i thoroughly washed all my make up and dipped them in alcohol (vodka). Are they still contageous?
I would like rubbing alcohol to do a newspaper design on my nails but I have none so can I use normal alcohol like vodka or something?
I have no idea: I really think you need to direct this question to a cosmetologist or someone into crafts, rather than a physician who deals with people drinking alcohol, and not decorating with it. Isopropyl alcohol is pretty easy to come by, particularly in boston. Any pharmacy or supermarket will have it on the shelves. Do you want your nails to smell like vodka? ...Read more
If you drank alcohol (vodka) but hoursayer you feel nauseous.. does that mean you had alcohol poisoning?
No: The stuff will make you sick to your stomach if you drink more than a little bit. You're almost an adult. Please be careful with that stuff. Drink very little if any. ...Read more
That depends: On how much you drank.Get a more detailed answer ›
If i had 3 cups of vodka straight, how long will it take to leave my system? Will it show up in a blood alcohol test?
24-48 hours & YES!: 3 cups of vodka is about 24 shots - or 24 drinks and it takes roughly 1-2 hours for a drink to clear the averge persons body or longer for females. 3 cups of vodka at one time would most likely kill you or at least take you to the hospital with alcohol poisining & a pumping of your stomach. Don't do it! ...Read more
Pain after alcohol in heart after drinking half a bottle of vodka pain persist after 2 days can i recover fully from it?
1/2 bottle Vodka: Looks like you have already recovered. However, you would be very stupid to carry on with this behavior. One drink is fine but 1/2 bottle is crazy! ...Read more
Can I drink alcohol if took chylmedia tablets 5 hours ago? if not when can I? I only want like 3 drinks of vodka but want to be sure first?
Being 18, three times I drank alcohol (vodka - around 5-6 shots) while taking such medicines like: Setalfot & Alpragen. Could it damage my brain?
can damage brain/liver/life even w/out mixing it w/medication. It raises the probability of harm w/medication. Please do not take alcohol w/medication and drink moderately if you drink. Peace and good health. See the work of Daniel Amen, MD. Here's a link.
http://www.amenclinics.com/healthy-vs-unhealthy/alcohol-drug-abuse/ ...Read more
At A work event I took sips of friends vodka and whiskey drinks, now I'm worried about meningitis. Is this a valid concern? Would Alcohol sanatize?
Yes it is a concern if that person has known meningococcal disease you should be seen immediately. Otherwise it is spread person to person kissing breathing and close contact drink sharing but one cannot obsess. Seehttp://www.cdc.gov/meningococcal/about/causes-transmission.html
Stay calm and read the CDC article. ...Read more
Could I be allergic to vodka? I've read about possible allergy to alcohol or wheat, but I have neither of those. I can drink anything else all night.
Highly unlikely: Most alcohol allergy is actually from intolerance or an idiosyncratic reactions. Allergy to alcohol has been reported but must be extremely rare. If you have drink anything all night, why are you concerned at all with allergy? On the other hand, binge or excessive alcohol intake can do more harm to your brain and liver than any potential allergy can. ...Read more
If i drank a fifth of starting drinking on friday and drank a fifth of vodka on sat and stopped at midnight how long would it how long would it stay in my system for a blood/alcohol test. I slept a lot sat and ate decent both days and went to work on sun
I had 3-4 vodka tonic drinks less than a month ago. Will this appear on an alcohol hair follicle test?
Afraid I have alcohol poisoning,too ashamed to go to Dr/ER.How can I rehydrate and get electrolytes up? No food in 24 hrs, .5 gal 80prf Vodka in 12hrs
Your Life is Precious!
There is lot of life ahead of you as you are only 28 years old.
You have been blessed with 3 million air sacs in your lungs to take out OXYGEN from the air to send to all parts of the body for every function in your daily life.
Respect your life!
Call AA and ask them to talk to you, share their experience of life due to Alcohol ,and with them go to ER for treatment. ...Read more
Is it possible that pure vodka could have made my period go away? I have never had a late period until after the alcohol.
Husband recently had acute liver failure due to alcohol,past two weeks been drinking 15 shots of vodka a day.should labs be checked?what will happen?
I'm 5 days off alcohol was drinking a pint of vodka daily I'm passed all the physical withdrawals but feel severely depressed and have no motivation ?
Talk to your doctor: Let's face it, the body is quite complicated! I'd talk to your regular doctor and/or a psychiatrist. The latter are experts in this type of thing and deal with it all of the time. ...Read more
Did I have alcohol poisoning? I didn't eat all day & went out for some drinks, ended up mixing alcohols & had 3 shots & 3 vodka drinks. Don't remember anything past getting in a friends car to her house. Apparently threw up everywhere while unconscious an
Very dangerous: Alcohol toxicity can occur whenever you drink too much too fast. This can be very serious and you can even die from this. Please seek help if you are not able to control your drinking. Blacking out like that is a clear indication of toxicity and indicates a need for help with stopping alcohol use. ...Read more
How much can I drink alcohol without harming myself if it's once a week ? How much quantity ? Vodka, whisky? And is one time per week an addiction ?
QUANTITY: Base behavior on what is wise. The different sensations when people drink = alterations of nerve function. The more you're buzzed the more you've put nerve tissue out of order. A little is okay, maybe relaxing; a lot and you pay for it after because alc is a toxin. Quantity varies with your liver function. If family members are alcoholic think genetics and dont even start. ...Read more