Questions tagged [alcohol]

Questions pertaining to a volatile flammable liquid that is the intoxicating constituent of wine, beer, spirits, and other drinks, and is also used as an industrial solvent and as fuel.

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Is water an essential ingredient of alcohol based hand sanitizers?

The two WHO formulations (ethanol and IPA) make up the volume with distilled or boiled water. But is this water essential for the best efficacy of the cleanser or is it only to bulk it out? In other ...
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Can alcohol prevent food poisoning?

I was on vacation this summer with some friends. At one point we bought and shared a large oyster platter. We were 5 people and all ate a lot, but a few hours later 4 of us got some serious food ...
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What are the differences and similarities of Sugar Alcohol and the Alcohol in Alcoholic Drinks? [closed]

Question part 1: In particular of Sugar Alcohols, I ask about Sorbitol. I am a 100% strict teetotaler. I do not care if a small dose will not intoxicate me, I am absolutely anti-alcoholic. Recently I ...
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How long after drinking alcohol is it safe to eat durian again?

I read on {1}: This study provides evidence that some component(s) of durian fruit inhibit(s) yALDH in vitro. Inhibitory action of the non-polar sulfury constituents of the fruit like diethyl ...
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Can I use a strong alcoholic drink (40 % of ethanol) to disinfect frequently touched surfaces against COVID-19? [duplicate]

Can I use a strong alcoholic drink (containing mostly water and 40 % of ethyl alcohol) to disinfect the frequently touched surfaces indoors or even packed food items I buy in the supermarket)? Vodka ...
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Adding an essential oil to WHO Handrub Formulation

I'm not a chemist, so I prefer to ask this question to some people, who definitely have knowledge in that area. WHO Handrub Formulation is available here. Ingridients: Ethanol 96%, Hydrogen peroxide ...
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Looking for an alternative for aloe vera oil for hand disinfectant

Due to shortages of supplies I need to make homemade alcohol based disinfectants. Basic recipe (and first one) was to add aloe vera (which I don't have) or some kind of essential oil (which also I do ...
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Blood alcohol concentration levels depending on volumes and alcohol percentage

Will the blood alcohol concentration level be the same after consuming 100 ml of a 40% drink (i.e. vodka) and 200 ml of a 20% drink (i.e. wine)? Can we make a more general statement: the blood ...
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Use of alcohol for keeping body warm

Recently I traveled to a cold place and after I drank alcohol there I could feel that this consumption of alcohol kept me warm. While feeling of coldness differs from person to person, I ask: Is it ...
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When alcohol is used to sterilize, what about it changes that it can't be re-used?

I read online that when you use regular household rubbing alcohol to soak something for sterilization purposes, you're then supposed to toss it out. I'm just curious why. Like, as long as there's a ...
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Is there an established recommended maximum intake of cigarettes?

Recommended maximum intake of alcoholic beverages tell you that it's up to 1 drink per day for women and 2 for men. Is there an equivalent for cigarette smoking?
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Can the neurological damage done by alcohol, specifically memory and cognitive performance, be reversed? [closed]

I read online that heavy alcohol consumption can lead to neurological damage, specifically in areas related to cognitive abilities and memory. But I haven’t found an article on reversing the damage ...
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How does alcoholism technically (chemically) kill you?

Moreover, chronic excessive alcohol use is the single most important cause of illness and death from liver disease (alcoholic hepatitis and cirrhosis) in the United States (1). Furthermore: The ...
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How to explain the theory of the influence of purine and alcohol on the incidence of risk for gout in light of contradictory evidence?

A common thought is that dietary restrictions are recommended for people susceptible to gout. These restrictions often focus on fructose, purines and alcohol: if a food or beverage is 'high' in these,...
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Why is some alcohol consumption healthier than no alcohol consumption?

All the time I see content online that says moderate alcohol consumption is good for you. Some even say it is better than no alcohol consumption. Other times there is conflicting information that says ...
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Food, recovered alcoholic and fallout

I am interested in mechanisms that can harm a recovered alcoholic. Question was born from a common saying: A former alcohol-addicted will never drink a drop of alcohol anymore, without fall again ...
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Should one avoid consuming durians when drinking alcohol?

I read on {1} that one may want to avoid consuming durians when consuming alcohol, as durians were shown to inhibit aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) in their in vitro study. Has this hypothesis been ...
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Has the (in)famous J-shaped curve with regard to alcohol consumption and life expectancy been finally disproven?

Firstly: I am aware of the other question: Is moderate alcohol consumption beneficial for maximizing life expectancy? Nevertheless, this question dates to 2015, and the recent campaign of medical ...
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What are the long-term consequences of binge drinking?

The CDC has a somewhat confusing [for me] page on alcohol. First, they classify binge drinking as excessive drinking: Excessive drinking includes binge drinking, heavy drinking, and any drinking by ...
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Why do you end up high on the Bristol stool scale when you are hungover?

Why do you end up high on the Bristol stool scale when you are hungover? What is it with alcohol that interrupts the normal processes in the bowel? Even if you drink plenty of alcohol, the amount of ...
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Does alcohol worsen the symptoms of benign prostate enlargement?

Googling suggests that men suffering from benign prostate enlargement are advised not to drink alcohol or caffeine containing beverages, but I have also found research articles suggesting that alcohol ...
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Hangover starting too soon? [closed]

I drank about 200ml of Lagavulin (whiskey) today and about three hours later headaches started. Usually a hangover takes some time to develop and after that amount of alcohol I do not have a hangover ...
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Alcohol NMDAR antagonism

If alcohol is an NMDA receptor antagonist, why doesn't it produce dissociative effects? As far as I am aware, all other drugs that antagonize NMDA receptors function as dissociatives, such as ketamine,...
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Drinking alcohol after tick-borne encephalitis vaccine

A friend of mine got a tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) shot yesterday, and the doctor said he mustn't drink alcohol for 3 days after getting the shot. Unfortunately, my friend forgot about that for a ...
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Are there physiological effects unique to the simultaneous consumption of alcohol and tobacco?

I'm aware of the various effects of alcohol and tobacco, but are there any effects which are only present during the consumption of both? A hypothetical example would be: alcohol causes vasodilation, ...
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What are the indications for ethanol?

I am preparing a paper on an unrelated topic, but a point I am arguing is contingent upon knowing what the clinical indications are for alcohol. Now, I am going to preempt the confusion by simply ...
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How harmful is it to drink a mix of beverages?

I remember a long time ago (perhaps 20 years ago) that an elementary school textbook on health said "mixing alcohol beverages exacerbates the strength of the alcohol in the drink, thereby potentially ...
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Is the interaction between alcohol and benzodiazepines additive or multiplicative?

There is a common saying that alcohol and benzodiazepines shouldn't be consumed together. Is it because alcohol and benzo have a synergistic effect? Or is it simply because alcohol and benzo are ...
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Can drinking alcohol release stored caffeine? [closed]

Several people in my family are sensitive to caffeine. I can't sleep if I have coffee in the afternoon, and dad won't even each chocolate. A few times recently I've noticed I can't sleep well at ...
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Does dipping something metal in alcohol sterilize it?

Since childhood, some people told me that wetting a metal utensil in alcohol could sterilize it. How true is this?
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Interaction of Trypsin or Chymotrypsin with alcohol

Does Trypsin + Chymotrypsin (100000 AU) tablet interact with alcohol? I have been prescribed this for a subconjuctival hemorrhage. Online searches led me nowhere on this.
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Being drunk, how does vomiting help become responsive?

When people get intoxicated with alcohol (as in: they had way too much), they sometimes feel very bad, and while they are awake, they stop being responsive and cannot communicate. In that state, ...
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Possible blood test after smoking weed

I'm going to a medical consultation early tomorrow (circa 5:45 AM) where might be a blood test. I was invited for a party tonight where I would drink and smoke marijuana (marijuana is illegal in my ...
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What level of alcohol in food is dangerous for children?

I've come across a number of food products that have some alcohol ranging from .04% to 2% they often don't have warnings and you only find by going through the ingredients. Some examples deserts ...
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Which type of specialist should we see for bleeding and possible liver damage after alcohol withdrawal?

My father (aged 53) has stopped drinking alcohol since January and due to this he has a low bp 110/60, when he goes to the toilet bleeding there is blood in the urine, hemoglobin is 6, stomach is ...
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Does moderate drinking cause damage to the liver?

It's fairly common knowledge that heavy drinking can damage the liver, causing scarring among other issues. Can moderate drinking, say one or two glasses of red wine a day, cause the same damage?
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Heartbeat pulse strength vs Alcohol

Recently the elevator got broken at my place and it's been a few days of using stairs. I live on the 5th floor. I noticed.. actually I didn't notice anything when going up and down the stairs during ...
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Which Alcohol is fine with upset stomach? [closed]

I have a sensitive stomach and it gets disturbed by outside food quite soon. Currently it just got over it (no alcohol involved yet) but I might have a party soon with unavoidable liqueur, so I wanted ...
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Law and Ethics - Refusing to treat intoxicated patients

I am a third year nursing student, currently writing an assignment on Law and Ethics, particularly refusing to treat intoxicated patients. I am looking for case studies relating to health ...
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Gluten in beer or not?

I've been trying to reduce my intake of gluten and have found that my bowels are much more stable and regular. Does beer have gluten in it? I haven't found beer to be a problem for me.
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Effects of microdosing alcohol on liver performance and the ability to metabolize toxins

Has there been any research on microdosing of alcohol? I did a cursory search but it didn't yield any viable information. Putting regular stress on various parts of the human body and its systems ...
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What are the health effects of drinking 1 beer a day?

What are the health effects of drinking 1 beer a day? How bad would this be for my body and would areas of my health and life would this affect? Long term as well as short term.
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Does the rate of ethanol absorption into blood stream slow down as you drink more?

My coworker and I were having a discussion over the rate of alcohol absorption. He argued that after you reach x number of drinks, your body stops passing as much ethanol into the bloodstream because ...
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How do I know if cider is hard or not?

There's some apple cider in the fridge and (given as I don't usually drink apple cider) I don't know if its turned "hard" or not. There are no visible bubbles, but it is kinda fizzy. I am not sure ...
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Spirit's tincture from medial spirit (which includes Chlorhexidine)

After a sunny summer I am going to make tincture from fresh fruits with spirit. Rectified spirit is expensive(because of taxes) so I was thinking about buying medical spirit. Medical spirit contains ...
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Foods/Drinks to avoid before and during a flight

I am a (recent) frequent flyer with at least 4 transatlantic trips/month. I have noticed that depending on the food I take just before or during the flight, this can have significant consequences on ...
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how does alcohol damage the brain?

I am constantly reading about how alcohol affects mostly the liver and secondly other organs and body functions as well as causing vitamin deficiencies, but I did not find much information about the ...
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Why alcoholic beverages packaging do not contain information about nutritional values and calories? [closed]

Majority of the food sold in the UK contain nutritional values, how much of a daily intake, how many calories, all that stuff. Alcohol, on the other hand, doesn't contain such information. Given that ...
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Pancreatitis and consumption of alcohol

If a person had an attack of pancreatitis in the past but is now in good health, is it advisable for him to consume alcoholic beverages? If yes, is there a limit to the amount that is safe?
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I'm 21. Is having a beer 3-4 times a week detrimental to my long-term health?

It is my understanding that there are many studies in which it is shown that alcohol consumption has a negative/(damaging?) impact on developing brains (youths). As a 21-year-old, 1) Is my brain ...