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What can you do for someone that has alcohol poisoning and your waiting for the paramedics?
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Sean Baskin
Emergency Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Protect the airway
Try and keep them awake and their airway clear. If they pass out, or begin to vomit, roll them onto their left side.
Avoid giving him/her anything to eat or drink.

In brief: Protect the airway
Try and keep them awake and their airway clear. If they pass out, or begin to vomit, roll them onto their left side.
Avoid giving him/her anything to eat or drink.
Sean Baskin
Sean Baskin
Answer assisted by Sean Baskin, Medical Student
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Holly Barth
General Practice
2 doctors agree
In brief: Stay with them
As you mentioned, calling for emergency help is first and most important thing to do.
While waiting, stay with the person. Try to keep them upright in a sitting position. If they vomit, you do not want them to choke on it-that is probably the most important thing to do while waiting for help to arrive.

In brief: Stay with them
As you mentioned, calling for emergency help is first and most important thing to do.
While waiting, stay with the person. Try to keep them upright in a sitting position. If they vomit, you do not want them to choke on it-that is probably the most important thing to do while waiting for help to arrive.
Holly Barth
Holly Barth
Answer assisted by Holly Barth, Medical Student
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Dr. Donald Vierling
Also, try to keep them awake and active, talking.
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