Wednesday, October 26, 2011

alcohol poisoning

  • Question:-alcohol poisoning?
    could you get alcohol poisoning and not die from it? ive gotten so drunk before that ive thrown up for probably an hour and half....a shrink told me thats alcohol poisoning

    Answer:-Yes, and it can kill you too. Also, alcohol is the ONLY narcotic that can kill you if you are detoxing from it.No other drug can make that claim in and of itself.
  • Question:-Alcohol Poisoning?
    Yesterday, I had around half of a 75cl bottle of vodka, 2 half pints of whisky, and 2 half pints of vodka mixed with lemonade in less than 10 minutes. I was breathing slowly, being sick, and apparently my skin was bluish. I got a taxi home and went straight to sleep, but now I feel fine. May it have been alcohol poisoning?

    Answer:-You are fortunate to have woken up. Way to much to consume in short period of time. This is how people die...consume so fast that they go right past point of intoxication to death. Remember, alcohol is a poison.
  • Question:-Alcohol poisoning?
    I'm writing something and it is about alcohol poisoning and I basically know what happens and the symptoms but if you're taken to the hospital for alcohol poisoning what exactly do they do for you and how long will you be in the hospital for? Any other details would be greatly appreciated, I want to make my writing accurate. Thanks!

    Answer:-I would imagine you would recieve IV fluids to help re-hydrate your body. I have never been in this situation, so I couldn't tell you more than this.
  • Question:-Alcohol pOisoning?????????
    i had an alcohol poisoning 2 weeks ago
    can i still drink?

    Answer:-Not medical advise:
    Yes you can, but it would be a better idea to leave it abit!
  • Question:-How does alcohol poisoning affect you after you get it?
    A few weeks ago I got alcohol poisoning, it was horrible. Now, ever since then if I take a shot of vodka I automatically want to throw it up, when before I could handle shots. Also, I get sick the next morning for having way less to drink than I usually would.

    So I'm just wondering if after you get alcohol poisoning something physically happens to you where you can't handle stuff like you used to, or something.

    Thanks !

    Answer:-For whatever reason, your body does not react well to alcohol now. Maybe you should take that as a hint. Don't drink. Do you want to go through that again?
  • Question:-Can someone die from alcohol poisoning if they drink a 750 ml bottle of Vodka?
    I did that once and I am surprised I didn't die from alcohol poisoning.
    Nah I wasn't sick but it knocked me to sleep for the entire day.

    Answer:-I doubt you die, but depending on how long it took you to drink it, you'd be pretty sick.
  • Question:-What's the difference between acute alcohol intoxication and alcohol poisoning?
    At a party last night I drank too much too fast and past out cold. My friends found me unconscious and with shallow breathing and called 911. They didn't pump my stomach at the hospital, just gave me IV fluids, and potassium. In my discharge paperwork it said I suffered acute alcohol intoxication, is that the same as alcohol poisoning?

    Answer:-Typically when you hear the term acute put in front of a medical issue, it just means sudden onset. So, acute alcohol intoxication would just mean that a patient became intoxicated in a very short time period (shorter than typical). You have have acute alcohol intoxication and not have alcohol poisoning. People get intoxicated on an acute basis every day (think of college and drinking games, and there you go).

    It is when this acute alcohol intoxication exceeds the specific patent's specific threshold, when you run into alcohol poisoning, where it will be necessary to obtain medical care. Depending on the patent's condition (how bad the case of poisoning is) will depict what treatment they require.

    Most likely you did not have alcohol poisoning, as if you did, they would have listed that as your diagnosis. Instead they listed acute alcohol intoxication which like I said is not the same thing. Now had you not gotten to the hospital in time, then it is possible that you could have ended up with alcohol poisoning, but because they were able to rehydrate you in time, they were able to stop the progression of the alcohol's toxicity on your body.

    It is good that you are ok, but in the future just try to be a little more careful. Nothing wrong with having fun, just pace yourself and know what your limits are, and always have someone around who is sober, just in case such an event happens.

    EDIT: Just as an FYI these two are not interchangable, so I have to respectfully disagree, as the two have different chart codes and different treatment protocols. Please see below for general description:

    What is the treatment for alcohol intoxication?

    Replacing fluids that are lost as a result of the increased urination associated with drinking is often used to treat alcohol intoxication. Doctors frequently use fluids that contain sugars for that purpose.

    What is alcohol poisoning?

    Alcohol poisoning is the potentially fatal result of drinking excessive amounts of alcohol in a short period of time. It is caused by alcohol slowing down the body's functions (for example, breathing, heart rate, and gag reflex), thereby potentially leading to choking, coma, stopped breathing, stopped heart, and death. Treatment involves getting the person to the hospital immediately so he or she can be closely watched by medical professionals, given oxygen and fluids, and so that other measures can be taken in order to prevent choking, as well as stopped breathing or heart beat.

    Once you have consumed even a few alcoholic drinks you are "intoxicated" as you have consumed a toxic compound. So if these two terms were truly interchangable then you would have to then say that someone suffering from accute alcohol intoxication (maybe they drank 2 beers in an hour) would also have alcohol poisoning, and of course this is not going to be the case at all.

    Acute alcohol intoxication (symptom description): Acute alcohol intoxication is listed as a type of or related-symptom for symptom Alcohol abuse.

    Acute alcohol intoxication (symptom description): For a medical symptom description of 'Acute alcohol intoxication', the following symptom information may be relevant to the symptoms: Alcohol abuse (type of symptom). However, note that other causes of the symptom 'Acute alcohol intoxication' may be possible.

    Alcohol poisoning: A condition in which a toxic amount of alcohol (ethanol, ethyl alcohol) has been drunk, usually in a short period of time. The toxicity is related to the blood level of the alcohol.

    The individual may become extremely disoriented, unresponsive or unconscious, with shallow breathing.

    Because alcohol poisoning can be fatal, emergency treatment is urgently needed.

    Treatment for alcohol piosoning:
    Once medical personnel have responded to the call for assistance, the drinker will almost always be taken to a hospital where the treatment for alcohol poisoning consists of pumping the person's stomach. Pumping the stomach, also known as or gastric lavage or gastric irrigation, involves inserting a tube in the person's nose or mouth and passing it down into the stomach. After the tube has reached the stomach, the administration and removal of small amounts of warm water or saline is repeated until the returning fluid does not contain any more gastric contents.

    Basically it is a fine line between the two. They have two codes, and two protocols for treatment and therefore are technically different. You can be admitted with acute alcohol intoxication and usually just get some IV fluids and have a little counsel session from the hospital counseler. Whereas with the acute acohol poisoning you are looking at more serious treamtment protocols, because the patient is in more serious of a condition. This is all based on your serum or blood tox screen levels of ethyl aclohol and metabolites present, your age, weight, medical condition and history, as well as metabolic rate and other patient specific criteria.

    The line is hazy, and one can present with acute alcohol intoxication and it can progress into alchol posioning rapidly if the patient has not gotten medical treatment in time.

    Peer-Reviewed Journal Article for more information:
  • Question:-Is it possible to give a tick alcohol poisoning before you have alcohol poisoning yourself?
    I had a tick on my leg just this morning, and because the tick uses my blood to feed itself, I was wondering if ticks could get alcohol poisoning. I guess it's important to know if the person consuming the alcohol is at risk too.

    By the way, I won't try this out, and neither should you. This is just curiosity.

    Answer:-no... you become poisoned by alcohol before it enters your bloodstream.
  • Question:-What constitutes alcohol poisoning? How many shots of 80 proof liquor can one have without being poisoned?
    I'm 23, male, 5'9'', 165lbs, American of Cuban & Irish ancestry, in shape and a moderate drinker (at most I drink to intoxication once a month).

    How many shots of 80 proof liquor would it take to give me alcohol poisoning?
    Kassie18: I'm asking in order to AVOID being poisoned.

    Answer:-There is no correlation chart for amount of alcohol consumed and drunkenness/toxicity depending on height, weight, and ethnicity. The only thing that matters is how much you consume and how well your liver metabolizes the alcohol. I have been drunk under the table by a 24 year old 5'8" 145lbs guy that looked like a kid. There has been some very slight correlation between size and metabolism, but that is not something you can really rely on. The best person to ask is yourself. You know when you are drunk and usually alcohol poisoning does not trail far behind being very drunk. Once you get flashbulb memories (having gaps in between your memories while you are awake) you should stop for the night. Just keep track of your own drinks and monitor your own level of drunkenness and you will be alcohol poisoning free.

    Be safe, but have fun.
  • Question:-How long does it take to die from alcohol poisoning?
    Theoretically, can a person died of alcohol poisoning within an hour of losing conscientiousness? If not with in an hour, how much longer? Also, can a person die before losing conscientiousness?
    I understand there are many factors contributing to alcohol poisoning (i.e, body weight, number of drinks and how it was consumed, metabolism, etc). I also understand these factors make every case unique as far as fatality is concerned.

    Answer:-how would someone die before losing consciousness? Conscientiousness is the trait of being painstaking and careful btw not awake and aware. yes you can die pretty quickly from alcohol poisoning. and it is different in everyone. i saw heavy drinkers with a .48 bac that didn't die and then some relatively non heavy drinkers die from under .4 bac.

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