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NO! Rubbing alcohol is actually "wood alcohol". [Wood alcohol is Methanol, not Isporpyl Alcohol, which is what is typically considered "rubbing alcohol"]. Not at all the same as "grain alcohol" which is what is in Alcoholic Beverages. Wood alcohol can cause blindness or even death. Bad idea. You can have HORRIBLE intestinal pains, liver damage, other physical problems then probably a slow, horrible death.


If you do some research you will find that one of the components that Isopropyl alcohol breaks down into is acetone in your body, essentially you are drinking a poison which turns into a different poison (fingernail polish remover). You will have severe gastric distress with comsumption which will not be at all a pleasant experience.

The LD50 for isopropanol is around 15 grammes for a 70kg adult. It's metabolised to acetone, which is, however, only mildly poisonous, so i don't know why it's as toxic as it is. It's not wood alcohol, which is methanol, but is made using sulphuric acid and the petrochemical propene, a gas.


Rubbing alcohol is not wood alcohol, or methanol (which makes you blind at 10mL and dead at 30mL). It is simply an alcohol that is vaporized at a higher temperature than ethanol or drinking alcohol. It is not safe to drink by any means, but you dont need sulphuric acid to make it, or petrochemical propane. It can be produced by vaporizing a fermented alcohol at above 82oC. As said before, it can kill you or cause heavy liver damage. dont do it!

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Can you drink rubbing alcohol as an internal disinfectant?

Do NOT Drink Rubbing Alcohol It can cause blindness. Rubbing alcohol is "isopropyl" alcohol, not the same chemical as grain alcohol, ("ethyl" alcohol). Don't drink it! Rubbing alcohol is POISONOUS to drink!

Can rubbing alcohol kill cats?

yes if they drink it do not feed cats rubbing alcohol

What is rubbing alcohol made out of?

It is a mixture of denatured alcohol, water and agents added to make the alcohol unpalatable to drink and sometimes colorants. There are two common types of rubbing alcohol, Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol and Ethyl Alcohol Rubbing Alcohol.

Is rubbing alcohol different from drinking alcohol?

Very much so. Drinking alcohol is called ethanol. Isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) on the other hand is very hazardous if consumed. DO NOT try to drink rubbing alcohol.

How can you protect yourself from rubbing alcohol?

It is not recommended to drink rubbing alcohol; the bottle must be clearly labelled.

Is it bad to taste rubbing alcohol during pregnancy?

It is always bad to drink rubbing alcohol. It's poisonous.

If you licked your finger after touching rubbing alcohol are you poisoned?

No, a person will not be poisoned after licking a finger that once touched rubbing alcohol. Only if you drink the rubbing alcohol will you get sick.

How much rubbing alcohol will cause alcohol toxicity?

You shouldn't ever drink rubbing alcohol. It isn't the same as the alcohol in beer, wine, whiskey, etc. Rubbing alcohol is very dangerous and cause things like blindness and death.

Is it bad to swallow rubbing alcohol?

Usually rubbing alcohol contains methyl alcohol. It will kill you or at-least make you blind. Never use rubbing alcohol for drinking purpose. Specially when you have so many good alcohol beverages to drink.

What can happen if you drink rubbing alcohol?

Consuming drinking alcohol, which is highly toxic, can be fatal.

What is another name for rubbing alcohol?

Another name in trade for isopropyl alcohol is rubbing alcohol. RUBBING ALCOHOL is called ISOPROPYL alcohol and is for external use only. It's considered a RUBEFACIENT TOPICAL ANTIMICROBIAL and is NOT made from Ethyl or Grain (booze) alcohol. DON'T drink it!!

Can a cat get sick if they drink rubbing alcohol?

They could die.

Will rubbing alcohol show up in a urine drug test?

rubbing alcohol will not show on a drug test unless you drink it, which would not be a good idea.

Will you die if you drink rubbing alcohol?

Yes, first you will go blind and then you will die of alcohol poisioning :)

Can rubbing alcohol kill strep?

For gawds sake, don't drink this !!! It will kill YOU!!Consult a doctor. Rubbing alcohol is for external use only. Do not drink it!!

What happens if you drink 4 or more ounces of rubbing alcohol?

There is nothing good that can come of drinking 4 or more ounces of rubbing alcohol. You will get very sick.

Can you use rubbing alcohol after shaving your head if you are in an alcohol recovery program?

== == Yes sure you can ...if you won´t drink the alcohol. :)

How many ml of alcohol are presence in 50ml rubbing alcohol?

Commonly the concentration of ethanol in rubbing alcohol is 70 %.But because many recipes exist, read the label on the bottle; don't drink rubbing alcohol.

Can rubbing alcohol cause alcohol poisoning?

Typically the type of alcohol in rubbing alcohol is ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL. If someone were to drink this, the body would convert it into acetone. Acetone can cause problems by itself, not exactly alcohol poisoning, but acetone poisoning.

What can you eat to soak up the rubbing alcohol?

If you haven't already done it, don't drink rubbing alcohol. It's poisonous. If you have already drunk the rubbing alcohol, call the poison control center. Depending on the dosage, they can advise you how best to proceed.

Is rubbing alcohol haram or halal?

The word "alcohol" in the term "rubbing alcohol" is meant in the chemical sense. It is not the same kind of alcohol present in alcoholic drinks. Rubbing alcohol contains about 70% 2-propanol and 30% water. 2-propanol is actually poisonous, so you shouldn't drink it regardless.

What do you get when you mix rubbing alcohol and water?

Basically you get weaker rubbing alcohol. Rubbing alcohol is already a mixture of water and isopropyl alcohol.

What happens when you drink alchohol?

Do you mean rubbing alcohol? If so, you will become very sick.

Will rubbing alcohol kill apple snails?

maybe it wont but i think they drink water

Does rubbing alcohol have acetone in it?

No, rubbing alcohol has oil and isopropyl alcohol in it.