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Would vomiting help clear liquor from system?

Would vomiting help clear liquor from system?

Why hurt yourself?: Alcohol (etoh) empties rapidly from the stomach. Alcohol dehydrogenase in the stomach lining contributes to etoh metabolism. Etoh can not be stored by the body & obligatory oxidation takes place predominantly in the liver. 1 gram etoh gives 7 empty calories that provide only energy with no nutritional value. Poor diet (protein-calorie, choline, folate (folic acid) deficiency) contributes to liver toxicity. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vomiting (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having an urge to vomit. Vomiting is forcing the contents of the stomach up through the esophagus and ...Read more


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My son is 5. He has been vomiting everything in his system up since 8:30am today. Even water. What should I do?

My son is 5. He has been vomiting everything in his system up since 8:30am today. Even water. What should I do?

Vomiting: Do not give your son anything for at least 1 hour after he last vomited. Then, give him sips of gatorade every 10-15 minutes for an hour. If he tolerates that for an hour or so, you can slowly increase the amount of gatorade given. Take it slow though and don't worry about solid food. Do not give any dairy (milk, yogurt). Once tolerating liquids, you may offer banana, applesauce, crackers. ...Read more

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I woke up with discomfort and began vomiting all within two hours. There is no more food in my system, so will it stop? Should I take a Pepto pill?

I woke up with discomfort and began vomiting all within two hours. There is no more food in my system, so will it stop? Should I take a Pepto pill?

Should stop yes: You probably have a virus which is causing the vomiting. You may vomit just bile juice. It is your body's way of getting over the bug. It should pass on it's own. I don't think pepto bismal will give you any relief. ...Read more

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Im on rivaroxaban if I have a vomiting bug a how long does the drug need to be in my system to be effective?

Im on rivaroxaban  if I have a vomiting bug a how long does the drug need to be in my system to be effective?

Question unclear: Rivaroxaban is an oral anticoagulant and the first orally active direct factor xa inhibitor. It is well absorbed from the gut and maximum inhibition of factor xa occurs four hours after a dose. The effects lasts 8–12 hours but factor xa activity does not return to normal within 24 hours so once-daily dosing is possible, the maximum effect in the first 4 hours. ...Read more

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Could problems in resp.System (problems in lungs specifically) cause vomiting even when there's no apparent wheezing/coughing?

Yes and no: Ig you are having severe cough due to respiratory illness, then that could lead to vomiting. But it is better you consult a doctor to evaluate both respiratory problem and vomiting. ...Read more

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I have a fear of vomiting so I compulsively wash my hands and disinfect my house. Will this negatively affect my immune system in the future?

I have a fear of vomiting so I compulsively wash my hands and disinfect my house. Will this negatively affect my immune system in the future?

Likely not at 17: This will not likely affect your immune system but excessive exposure to disinfectants and chemicals may adversely impact your health and encourage the growth abx-resistant bacteria. ...Read more

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Having sharp pains in my back bottom left. Other systems condtipation cramps diarea bloating vomiting head aches pain in left side stomach by ribs?

Having sharp pains in my back bottom left. Other systems condtipation cramps diarea bloating vomiting head aches pain in left side stomach by ribs?

Stomachache : Being constipated can cause most of your symptoms but not the weight loss. However, a stomachache in the upper abdomen that shoots to back, weight loss and odd-looking stools may indicate a pancreas problem. Please see your doctor asap. ...Read more