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Doctor insights on: What Is The Best Treatment For Alcohol Poisoning

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Dr. William Drescher Dr. Drescher
Psychiatry
45 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
259 doctors shared insights

Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


Dr. Diane Minich Dr. Minich
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
University of Toledo College of Medicine
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I'm in so much pain can't sleep, what long term damage can alcohol poisoning cause?

I'm in so much pain can't sleep, what long term damage can alcohol poisoning cause?

Go to ER: Or see your doctor to diagnose and treat the cause if the pain, do not self medicate with alcohol.Alcohol poisoning can cause death brain, liver and kidney damage, pancreatitis. Gi bleeding........ S. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Can you have alcohol poisoning the day after drinking? I feel awful, had approx 10 drinks in 6 hours. Blacked out don't remember end of night.

Can you have alcohol poisoning the day after drinking? I feel awful, had approx 10 drinks in 6 hours. Blacked out don't remember end of night.

Hangover: I am really glad you have to ask, because this tells me this is the first time you have done this, and that you won't do it again. This is to be expected when you drink this much. From now on, stop at one or two drinks. Your life will be much better. I suspect you have already made this decision. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Wartenberg Dr. Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
45 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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What to do about alcohol poisoning?

What to do about alcohol poisoning?

Go to a hospital: True alcohol "poisoning" is when you drink enough to not just fall asleep, but to go into a coma, and have your breathing slow down. You would not be typing your question online if you were alcohol poisoned. If you are drinking large amounts of alcohol regularly, you at greater risk of cirrhosis, heart damage, pancreatitis, many kinds of cancer and other complications than you are of poisoning. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Uhrich Dr. Uhrich
Psychiatry
32 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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Dr. Howard Greller Dr. Greller
Emergency Medicine
19 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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How likely is dying from alcohol poisoning?

How likely is dying from alcohol poisoning?

Real: 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

Dr. Alan Wartenberg Dr. Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
45 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Can I have alcohol poisoning, how can I know?

Can I have alcohol poisoning, how can I know?

Wouldn't be typing: Alcohol poisoning causes sedation and ultimately coma, and if severe, respiratory depression, brain damage, other physical damage and even death. If you are sitting and typing, you may be drunk (which is at one end of "poisoning") but you wouldn't be considered "poisoned." there was an old commercial that said- "if you are worried you might have an alcohol problem, you probably have one."get help. ...Read more

Dr. Howard Greller Dr. Greller
Emergency Medicine
19 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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What are the signs when you get alcohol poisoning?

What are the signs when you get 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

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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What is the definition or description of: alcohol poisoning?

What is the definition or description of: alcohol poisoning?

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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Dr. Marianna Post Dr. Post
Family Medicine
13 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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Would an average male have gotten alcohol poisoning from 6 drinks?

Depends: Depends on a size of the person, type of the alcohol and the liver functions. ...Read more

Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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How do you know if you have alcohol poisoning? How would you physically feel if you had it?

By symptoms&signs: Symptoms are confusion vomiting seizures irregular breathing slow breathing less than 8 breaths a minute blue tinged or pale skin low body temperature stuper and coma, can not awake the person and can be a risk for dying not all symptoms have to be present but one can diagnose alcohol poisoning by observing the person and need to seek medical help stat-----------911. ...Read more

Dr. George Valdez Dr. Valdez
Family Medicine
years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Could you tell me what happens if you don't seek medical attention after having alcohol poisoning?

Could you tell me what happens if you don't seek medical attention after having alcohol poisoning?

Can be fatal: Alcohol poisoning can be fatal, so should seek medical attention if a person is not responding or breathing correctly. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Dr. Kevin Passer Dr. Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
31 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Alan Wartenberg Dr. Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
45 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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What are the symptoms of drinking ti much alcohol but not alcohol poisoning?

What are the symptoms of drinking ti much alcohol but not alcohol poisoning?

being drunk: Disinhibition which can cause poor judgement (like driving or other activities that will be impaired), increased aggression, imbalance, slurred speech, impaired reflex response time. Alcohol also causes damage to virtually every organ system in the human body when taken to excess on a regular basis. Often these do not cause symptoms until the damage is already done and may be extensive. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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Alcohol poisoning, can I have a rash?

Rash: Since alcohol posioning can affect the liver one can symptoms of facial flush, pruritis, as well as generamlized skin irritation. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Wartenberg Dr. Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
45 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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What happens with blood alcohol poisoning?

What happens with blood alcohol poisoning?

Not sure what you: mean by "blood alcohol poisoning." We measure alcohol in the blood, but alcohol poisoning is essentially an overdose of alcohol, which results in unconsciousness, progressing sedation with the potential for vomiting and aspiration with pneumonia, and gradually increasing respiratory depression, which if severe and untreated can lead to death, or survival with brain damage and other complications. ...Read more

Dr. Riley Alexander Dr. Alexander
Pathology
7 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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How do I know if I have alcohol poisoning or virus?

How do I know if I have alcohol poisoning or virus?

Some perspective : It might be obvious but if consumed copious amounts of alcohol and feel bad afterwards, it's probably due to the alcohol. Alcohol poisoning is a serious medical issue and being you are posting may preclude you from that. Viruses encompass a huge array of symptoms. If you think you have alcohol poisoning get to a hospital. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Is every brought to the hospital for alcohol poisoning?

People may be : Brought to the hospital for treatment of alcohol poisoning. Alcohol poisoning is usually treated by monitoring the patient & ensuring that he or she does not choke of vomitus or stop breathing. The person is given intravenous fluids (& possibly glucose or thiamin) & supplemental oxygen. Accidental ingestion of methanol or isopropyl alcohol may require dialysis. ...Read more

Dr. Marianna Post Dr. Post
Family Medicine
13 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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Can activated charcoal be used to treat alcohol poisoning?

Can activated charcoal be used to treat alcohol poisoning?

If you take it with: If you take it with alcohol at the same time it might, alcohol tend to get absorbed into blood stream rather quickly, and the activated charcoal doesn't get absorbed into blood. So it is unlikely to help with etoh poisoning. ...Read more

Dr. Howard Greller
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Alcohol Poisoning (Definition)

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