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What is the best treatment for alcohol poisoning?

What is the best treatment for alcohol poisoning?

A trip to the ER: Alcohol poisoning is a medical emergency that requires an immediate trip to the er. ...Read more

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Alcohol Poisoning (Definition)

Alcohol poisoning is also known as Alcohol intoxication. Alcohol poisoning is similar to other depressant overdoses, like barbiturates. It is a progression from sleepiness to sleep to coma, eventually with progressively slower and more shallow breathing, resulting in accumulation of fluid in the lungs, low blood oxygen and ultimately stoppage of the heart. It can also cause accumulation of acetone (ketoacidosis) similar to diabetes, ...Read more


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How much is the bill for alcohol poisoning for the ambulance ride and e.R. Treatment?

How much is the bill for alcohol poisoning for the ambulance ride and e.R. Treatment?

Worth it: While emergency treatment is expensive, alcohol poisoning can be highly dangerous, and evaluation and treatment is important. That being said, while costs vary widely from facility to facility, typical ed costs are in the 200-400 per visit range, but this does not account for any specialized treatment required. Ambulance fees are often in the 300-400 range, but can easily be higher depending. ...Read more

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What's considered alcohol poisoning?

What's considered alcohol poisoning?

Life-threatening: The person consumed a toxic amount of alcohol usually over a short period. Their blood alcohol level (bal) is so high it is considered toxic (poisonous). Person may be extremely confused, unresponsive, disoriented, have shallow breathing, & can even pass out or go into a coma. Alcohol poisoning can be life-threatening and usually requires urgent medical treatment. The amount varies per person. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: alcohol poisoning?

Depressed breathing: Alcohol poisoning is similar to other depressant overdoses, like barbiturates. It is a progression from sleepiness to sleep to coma, eventually with progressively slower and more shallow breathing, resulting in accumulation of fluid in the lungs, low blood oxygen and ultimately stoppage of the heart. It can also cause accumulation of acetone (ketoacidosis) similar to diabetes, in some cases severe. ...Read more

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How long would i be out of work for alcohol poisoning?

How long  would i be out of work for alcohol poisoning?

Please Clarify: That would all depend on what your symptoms are, how your liver responds and if you need to be detoxed or in alcohol treatment. ...Read more

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My boyfriend drank a whole bottle of taquila and has alcohol poisoning. How long will it last?

My boyfriend drank a whole bottle of taquila and has alcohol poisoning. How long will it last?

Alcohol poisoning?: That depends on how long ago, what treatment he received, what his status is like now, & if he is under medical care. If not, please have him see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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I'm still having trouble breathing after alcohol poisoning a few days ago, what could be wrong?

I'm still having trouble breathing after alcohol poisoning a few days ago, what could be wrong?

See your doctor: You may have aspirated (food or other material going down "the wrong tube" into the bronchi rather than the esophagus) which can result in pneumonia. You should be in a treatment facility right now, if you drank enough to poison yourself, rather than be at home. You have a severe drinking problem, and it requires help, but would seek medical attention asap right now for breathing problem. ...Read more

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What long term affects of severe alcohol poisoning are common?

What long term affects of severe alcohol poisoning are common?

Death: Alcohol poisoning can result in death. Chronic alcohol dependency can adversely affect every organ in the body except the kidneys. Alcohol damages the heart, brain, liver, skin and even one's blood cells. Severe alcohol poisoning, as per your question, means to me, a very dire situation requiring both immediate and long-term interventions. Check out: www.Aa.Org. I suggest 90 mtgs in 90 days. ...Read more

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How long does alcohol poisoning usually last?

How long does alcohol poisoning usually last?

Alcohol Toxins: It depends. Small cases will go away fairly quickly. Extreme cases can lead to death. Many people do permanent brain damage from chronic overuse of alcohol, which cannot be recovered from. All alcohol, if consumed at all, should be done very moderately. Overuse is never okay. ...Read more

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