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If someone is showing alcohol overdose should you lay them flat on their back?
August 14, 2008 10:52AM
If you think someone has alcohol poisoning, you should call paramedics and take them to the hospital. They may need to get their stomach pumped.
Encouraging the person to vomit could help as well. Drinking lots of water is a must.
What should be done if someone is showing signs of alcohol overdose?
Should you give a person food if they are showing signs of alcohol overdose?
No. You should dial 911 immediately. We are talking poisoning here. Once symptoms appear, they will quickly get worse over time. You have NO time to lose. That is right but ipecac syrup or charcoal pills will help prevent more alcohol from being absorbed while the medics are on the way. Never have the person vomit on their back, as that is a major alcohol related cause of death if they are not conscious. Food can absorb some alcohol but call 911 first regardless.
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