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29th Jan '16 5:32:39 PM nombretomado
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* Inverted in ''Liquidate Paris'' by SvenHassel. TheSquad have to do an appendectomy, advised by a doctor who's speaking to them over the radio. At one point the doctor tells them there should be a bottle of sterilizing alcohol in their first aid kit. The soldier who looks says, "There is! If I'd known that before, [[TheAlcoholic it wouldn't still be there!]]"
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* Inverted in ''Liquidate Paris'' by SvenHassel.Creator/SvenHassel. TheSquad have to do an appendectomy, advised by a doctor who's speaking to them over the radio. At one point the doctor tells them there should be a bottle of sterilizing alcohol in their first aid kit. The soldier who looks says, "There is! If I'd known that before, [[TheAlcoholic it wouldn't still be there!]]"
13th Oct '15 9:58:20 PM RevolutionStone
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* High-proof alcohol (35 percent ABV or above, such as whiskey/rum/vodka) ''can'' serve as a ''temporary'' dental anesthetic and antiseptic in the absence of proper dental care for a severe cavity or broken tooth if swished against the area or directly applied, to prevent a more severe infection or abscess. It doesn't work if you already ''have'' an abscess, though (when you will require antibiotics and draining), and can damage the root of the tooth, necessitating extraction when you ''do'' get to a dentist. It's also only a short-term solution, because exposure of the tissues of the mouth to alcohol (whether in liquor or high alcohol content mouthwashes) increases one's risk of oral cancer, especially if one also uses tobacco.
6th Oct '15 11:00:38 AM KingNine
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[[quoteright:339:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/burns.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:339:Eighty-proof first aid!]]

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[[folder: Comic Books]] * In ''ComicBook/WildsEnd'' liquor is used to sterilize a character's burned hands as seen in the page image. [[/folder]]
8th Sep '15 12:56:19 AM Odon
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* ''Film/CityHeat''. A mafia mook who gets shot in the ass goes to a BackAlleyDoctor for treatment. The drunken 'doctor' pours booze on his behind to disinfect it, and at that point our protagonists walk in and threaten to literally set his ass on fire if he doesn't talk.
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* ''Film/CityHeat''.''City Heat'' (1984). A mafia mook who gets shot in the ass goes to a BackAlleyDoctor for treatment. The drunken 'doctor' pours booze on his behind to disinfect it, and at that point our protagonists walk in and threaten to literally set his ass on fire if he doesn't talk.
8th Sep '15 12:55:31 AM Odon
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. Finch winces more than [[ActionGirl Shaw]] does when he sees her pour alcohol over a bullet wound in her shoulder.
30th Jul '15 5:45:13 PM eroock
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* It happens in ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'' (1995): Mel Gibson's childhood pal Hamish and his father Campbell have just helped Mel defeat the local English lord, but Campbell sustained a wound in the process. He's blind drunk on whisky awaiting his son and friends helping him to HealItWithFire. After a comedy moment where first one, and then a second clansmen say "Here, you do it, [cauterise the wound with the poker], I'll hold him down!", Campbell asks Hamish to pour some on the wound first: "Pour it straight in the wound, boy. I know it seems like a waste of good whiskey, but indulge me."
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* It happens in ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'' (1995): Mel Gibson's childhood pal Hamish and his father Campbell have just helped Mel defeat the local English lord, but Campbell sustained a wound in the process. He's [[LiquidCourage blind drunk on whisky whisky]] awaiting his son and friends helping him to HealItWithFire. After a comedy moment where first one, and then a second clansmen say "Here, you do it, [cauterise the wound with the poker], I'll hold him down!", Campbell asks Hamish to pour some on the wound first: "Pour it straight in the wound, boy. I know it seems like a waste of good whiskey, but indulge me."
26th May '15 5:46:07 AM DarthKieduss
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**Sam also did this to his arm in ''I Know What You Did Last Summer'' after he and Dean got smacked around by the demon Alastair.
9th May '15 6:41:11 AM Ifreann
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* Prior to 2010 Diageo, the company that owns Guinness, offered a free pint of the black stuff to anyone who donated blood to the Irish Blood Transfusion Service. This started decades earlier when Guinness was advertised as [[http://www.davidairey.com/images/posters/guinness-for-strength-poster-02.jpg giving one strength]], and popular wisdom in Ireland holds that Guinness would restore one's iron levels after giving blood.
30th Apr '15 3:18:44 AM ElegantVamp
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In fiction, no one ever has TCP... but everyone has vodka. This trope occurs when a character pours liquor on a wound to disinfect it, or drinks alcohol as an anesthetic. Note that in the later case this trope would only occur when the character is using alcohol specifically as an antiseptic right before [[AfterActionPatchUp having a wound stitched up]] or a [[WeHaveToGetTheBulletOut bullet extracted]] etc, and not when a character is just generally [[DrowningMySorrows self-medicating with alcohol.]]
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In fiction, no one ever has TCP... but everyone has vodka. This trope occurs when a character pours liquor on a wound to disinfect it, or drinks alcohol as an anesthetic. Note that in the later latter case this trope would only occur when the character is using alcohol specifically as an antiseptic right before [[AfterActionPatchUp having a wound stitched up]] or a [[WeHaveToGetTheBulletOut bullet extracted]] etc, and not when a character is just generally [[DrowningMySorrows self-medicating with alcohol.]]
27th Apr '15 7:51:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''City Heat''. A mafia mook who gets shot in the ass goes to a BackAlleyDoctor for treatment. The drunken 'doctor' pours booze on his behind to disinfect it, and at that point our protagonists walk in and threaten to literally set his ass on fire if he doesn't talk.
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* ''City Heat''.''Film/CityHeat''. A mafia mook who gets shot in the ass goes to a BackAlleyDoctor for treatment. The drunken 'doctor' pours booze on his behind to disinfect it, and at that point our protagonists walk in and threaten to literally set his ass on fire if he doesn't talk.
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