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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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Any risk to the fetus if alcohol consumption in only 1~2 month's pregnancy

I didn't know I have been pregnant for one month (to be exact, the last time I had sex with my husband was about 40 days ago). Just a few days ago, I found my menstruation stoped and after medical ...
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How does ethanol get metabolised into 'metabolic energy'?

Having read the question Is drinking alcohol a form of energy intake?, an answer cites the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition which claims Alcohol has a 'metabolic energy' (ie energy that gets ...
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Does alcohol raise ketone levels in healthy subjects?

In a healthy person, does consumption of alcohol raise ketone levels? And if so, is there a positive correlation between amount consumed and ketone levels? My findings so far include this article from ...
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How soon can alcohol withdrawal symptoms (delirium tremens) start after cessation of alcohol intake?

From what I have read on Wikipedia, alcohol withdraw symptoms shouldn't kick in for a few days. When it occurs, it is often three days into the withdrawal symptoms and lasts for two to three days.&...
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Is ethanol toxic to liver, in the absence of ethanol metabolites resulting from inhibiting alcohol dehydrogenase(ADH) enzyme?

Humans have been drinking alcohol for its intoxicating effects. For intoxication a small amount of alcohol is sufficient, but because the liver is very efficient in filtering it, we need more of it to ...
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What effects does alcohol have on underage children?

In most countries, there is a legal drinking age: 21 in the U.S., 18 in most European countries. I've always been told that legal drinking age is in place because alcohol has harmful effects on ...
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Preemptive treatment for alcohol

It's commonly accepted that most treatments for enteral poisons aren't very useful for alcohol, because it is absorbed so rapidly. For example, by the time a hospital could administer activated ...
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Can an individual survive methanol poisoning if the drink is mixed with isopropanol? [closed]

I have a friend who last year suffered severe drug addiction and decided to consume windshield washer fluid that contains methanol/isopropanol. He drank it from Saturday to Wednseday before being ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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What is the healthiest way to drink alcohol excessively and chronically?

If someone who is otherwise healthy decided to drink fairly heavily and consistently over a long period of time, what is the healthiest way to do so? Example: Stay extra hydrated by drinking more ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do higher amounts of alcohol (beer) help gastritis?

I was at a party and despite my gastritis symptoms I decided to have a couple of drinks. I drank 1.2l (5.US customary cups). At first (after one or two cups) I felt pain and bloating, but after ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How much alcohol intake is required to trigger withdrawal?

Daily heavy alcohol users frequently experience a withdrawal syndrome if they suddenly stop drinking. I’m pretty confident that 2 standard drinks per day is rarely enough to trigger withdrawal, and ...
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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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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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How Consistently Does Alcohol Affect Reaction Times?

I've always been told that alcohol will reduce reaction times. There are lots of sources for this online. For example: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/10/101019162149.htm http://www....