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Will a person with ethanol poisoning recover?

Ethanol poisoning can be life threatening. However, if a person survives the first 24 hours, they will normally recover. Ethanol poisoning is typically associated with binge drinking rather than chronic alcoholism. If you are concerned that someone may have ethanol poisoning, contact the National Poison Center for advice at 1-800-222-1222.

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Can ethanol poisoning be prevented?
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The best prevention for ethanol poisoning is responsible drinking habits. In general, consuming more...
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How much alcohol can I drink before I am in danger of ethanol poisoning?
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Every person has different tolerances to alcohol. In general, drinking more than one serving of alco...
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Does ethanol poisoning affect children differently than adults?
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Ethanol poisoning is much more serious in children than adults. Their smaller body size allows for v...
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How is ethanol poisoning treated?
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There is no antidote for a person who has consumed too much alcohol. Coffee and other stimulants are...
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