How to Treat Alcohol Poisoning

  posted by: Rio Dianne



treat alcohol poisoningSure having fun and drinking till you puke your guts out is a great way to spend your Saturday night. While drinking may give you relief from the stressful week ahead of you, you still have to be careful as having too much alcohol more than your body can process can lead to alcohol poisoning, and alcohol poisoning is extremely detrimental. Also known as alcohol abuse or overdose, the condition has a great effect on your system depending on your blood alcohol level. Know about the dangers of alcohol poisoning, find out its symptoms, and learn how to treat alcohol poisoning by reading the entire article below.

Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Poisoning

  • Vomiting
  • Absence of gag reflex
  • Mental confusion
  • Slurred speech
  • The person can’t be woken up
  • Seizures
  • Irregular breathing
  • Hypothermia, skin is cool to touch

How to Cure Alcohol Poisoning

The first thing to do on how to treat alcohol poisoning is to be aware of the symptoms. When the patient has lost consciousness and has passed out already, seek medical attention immediately. While waiting for the ambulance or when on your way to bring the patient to the nearest medical facility, check the victim’s level of consciousness by calling his name out or tapping him by the shoulders. Check for the vital signs as well.  If the patient is not responding be prepared to give CPR.

One must also provide a warm environment to the patient by covering him in warm blankets and thick clothes so that his temperature will not drop down. Be aware that treatment may include pumping the victim’s stomach to pull out its contents. Oxygen may also be administered to facilitate breathing. Since dehydration is another cause of alcohol poisoning, note that hydration therapy via intravenous fluid may be given to the victim.

On the other hand, when toxicity to alcohol has gotten in control and the victim’s level of consciousness seem to be perfectly fine, you can try some of the home remedies below:

  • Give the person plenty of water. Although this will make you urinate more, it will help you flush out alcohol from your system as well.
  • Let the patient rest in a comfortable position, but try to keep him awake as possible since the danger of being in coma is high.
  • Sports drink may also be given as rehydration therapy since they contain electrolytes needed to be replaced on the system. Stay away from caffeinated drinks because they can put you at risk for dehydration more.

There you go. Here are some things you can do on how to treat alcohol poisoning. if you’re able to surpass the poison of alcohol after having too much to drink, then you are darn lucky, but be prepared though to experience hangover, big time!


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One Response

theaspiringCEO Says:August 16th, 2011 at 5:23 am

i had alcohol poisoning a year ago and was brought to an alcohol treatment facility because of it.

i was able to recover but i don’t wanna drink any amount of alcohol anymore. learned my lesson the hard way

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