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Alcohol Poisoning



Alcohol Poisoning Causes


Alcohol poisoning may result from accidental — and, in some cases, intentional — ingestion, particularly among children: Ethanol, Isopropyl alcohol, Methanol


Alcohol Poisoning Definition


Alcohol Poisoning is a serious — sometimes deadly — result of consuming dangerous amounts of alcohol. Excessive alcohol intake can create a direct and devastating impact on the central nervous system. Alcohol can lead to serious conditions including slowing your breathing, heart rate and gag reflex. These occurences can result to severe implications like choking, coma and even death. Alcohol poisoning is life-threatening condition that is usually brought about as a result of drinking excessive amounts of alcoholic beverages within a short period of time.


Alcohol Poisoning Diagnosis


In accumulation to checking for noticeable signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning, your doctor will likely order blood tests to check blood alcohol levels and distinguish flag signs of alcohol toxicity including relatively low sugar level in the blood. A urine test is an effective clinical laboratory procedure to confirm diagnosis for alcohol poisoning.


Alcohol Poisoning Symptoms and Signs


Confusion, stupor, vomiting, seizures, slow or irregular breathing, blue-tinged skin or pale skin, low body temperature (hypothermia), unconsciousness ("passing out"), slow breathing (fewer than eight breaths per minute)


Alcohol Poisoning Treatment


Alcohol poisoning treatment usually involves supportive care while your body rids itself of the alcohol. It consists: Careful monitoring, Airway protection to prevent breathing or choking problems, Administration of fluids through a vein (intravenously) to prevent dehydration.


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