Originated From
AOL Search

What to do for accidental ingestion of rubbing alcohol?

Liked this question? Tell your friends about it

2 Answers

Order by
Oldest to Newest
Newest to Oldest
Votes

It depends on how much you ingested. A little shouldn't hurt but could make you sick for awhile.. more than a cup you should go to the emergency room and get a clean slate (or have it pumped out).. Rubbing alcohol is basically akin to clear liquor but it's got some ingredients that could harm some people. A check-up would be wise.

What was the question...?

askmann is correct inasmuch as you should seek medical attention for ingestion of anything over a cup in the adult.

 

While ethanol undergoes metabolic breakdown to form acetaldehyde as an intermediate, isopropanol, because of the extra methyl group on the -OH bearing carbon, is broken down into acetone, which is quite toxic. No one I know of willingly drinks fingernail polish remover.

 

Here is a site with TMI- http://www.inchem.org/documents/pims/chemical/pim290.htm

Gratitude as a discipline involves a conscious choice.....* Victims of circumstance owe it to fate. Victims of choice owe it to themselves.*One of the widest gaps in human experience is the gap between what we say we want to be and our willingness to discipline ourselves to get there.

Related Questions

Other people asked questions on similar topics, check out the answers they received:

Asked: Do you have to take with food?

Do you have to take with food?

Asked: Where can I buy south of the border drink ...

Where can I buy south of the border drink buckets?

Asked: What is the food in China?

What is the food in China?

Be The First To Answer

Other people asked questions on various topics, and are still waiting for answer. Would be great if you can take a sec and answer them

More Questions

Is Alcohol More Dangerous Than Marijuana?

What is wrong with the weirdo? It seem that anyone who doesn't share his hateful views is a Muslim, a child molester. an Atheist or a liberal. It would be nice if we didn't have to see him or her post it every hour. Maybe you should try and find a job or a hobby. He has been posting for over 15 ...

What to do if 8lb cat accidentally ingests 25mg of ...

THANK GOD!!!! WHEW! F.A.B. ~MICKI~

How does alcohol effect a diabetic?

If you're diabetic and is taking insulin or other meds, binge drinking is not a healthy way to keep your well-being. Alcohol in your bloodstream means steeping up the duties of your liver, which often result to low blood sugar levels. Being sober, is in fact recommended by the American Diabetes ...

Can you help me in clearing a doubt about alcohol abuse?

Alcohol abuse is sometimes referred to by the less specific term alcoholism.According to research done through international surveys, the heaviest drinkers happen to be the United Kingdom's adolescent generation. Aftercare Sober Solutions