What are the symptoms of alcohol poisoning?
Some of the symptoms are the same as those for a person who is “just drunk.” For instance, people who have alcohol poisoning can seem confused or have trouble standing up. But some of the other symptoms of alcohol poisoning are more serious. Alcohol poisoning can slow or stop a person’s breathing. It can also cause seizures or an irregular heartbeat.
Get help if one who has consumed alcohol:
What can you do at home to help keep someone safe? For people who have been drinking but do not seem to need emergency care, you can:
Is there anything doctors can do to get the alcohol out of your system?
No. Alcohol is absorbed into the body very quickly. It does no good to empty the stomach. There is nothing that can soak up or cancel out the effects of the alcohol. The only thing that gets rid of the alcohol in the body is time.
What will the doctors at the hospital do? If someone goes to the emergency room with alcohol poisoning, the doctors there can make sure that the person:
If someone you know drinks so much that you are afraid for his or her safety, that might be a sign of a drinking problem. When he or she recovers, it might be good to sit down and talk about what happened. Suggest speaking to a doctor, nurse, or mental health expert who can help diagnose and treat a drinking problem.
These tips are given to inform you only and are not intended to be exhaustive,
nor a substitute for your own doctor’s care.
Submitted by Dr Vishal R Maharaj