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How Safe Is It To Drink Hand Sanitizer?

The consumption of 'alcohol based hand gel' (hand sanitiser) is a relatively common problem in English hospitals. We admit a number of patients to the wards who use the opportunity to drink the sanitiser, it is readily available on all of our wards to attempt to reduce the incidence of hospital acquired infection. A patient of ours was recently found to have consistently raised blood alcohol levels despite being unable to leave hospital because of serious liver problems. After investigation, he was found to be drinking the hand sanitiser which was available in great quantities. EDIT:- the patients who tend to consume this in hospitals are usually substance dependent alcohol users and they are usually likely to drink large quantities. The products usually contain high percentages of ethanol and isopropanol. The toxic effects are reported by the poisons information centre as follows:- Ethanol Severe and potentially fatal 2000-4000 mg/L (200-400 mg/dL, 43.4 - 86.9 mmol/L) - Respiratory depression, hypotension, loss of protective airway reflexes (risk of aspiration), hypothermia, incontinence, coma, hypoglycaemia (particularly in children) which can lead to seizures. Polycythemia has b Continue reading >>

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  1. Abhishek Lariya

    If you are talking about whey protein then, if you complete your daily required protein goal then you can build muscle without whey.

  2. Renan Prasta Jenie

    This are good question, far more than what you might think. :)
    1st, remember that eliminating protein from your meals is near impossible. Even bread have protein. We disregard this for a bit just for the sake of question. ;)
    In general, several probable situation might happen.
    If you are consuming enough carbs, your body protein salvaging rate will slow down, but if not, bad news, muscle protein will be salvaged for glucose instead.
    Body protein salvaging takes precedence to body muscle repair, including organ muscle, like heart, so, bad news
    If more than 50 % body protein have been consumed, You shall be no more
    Our immune system also but on proteins, so They will be the first that affected. That means easier to get afflicted to various diseases
    Processing much carbs give heavy burden to Your liver and pancreas, and, without proper reparation, may leads to either deteriorate, metabolic syndrome or diabetes, to cardiovascular disorders or cancers.
    In absense of carbs, body will slow down protein salvaging with fat, which can lead to ketosis, can lead to ketoacidosis, and in long term can be dangerous if not fatal.

    What became smaller is Your muscles, and, depending on your carbs consumption, You may actually get bigger, mainly because accumulation of fat.
    So, no, dont do protein fasting :).
    Note.

    Consult local nutritionist for protein consumption proper amount based on your daily activity. :)

  3. Andy Bruchey

    If you don’t ingest the proper amount of protein for your body and your goals, your muscles will deteriorate in time. You may not get smaller, but your composition will certainly change.

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