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26th Aug '16 12:03:31 PM Dravencour
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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 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.]]

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In fiction, no one ever has TCP...TCP antiseptic... 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 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.]]
15th Aug '16 6:34:43 AM Greystone101
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* Happens multiple times throughout the ''{{Sharpe}}'' series, usually with rum.

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* Happens multiple times throughout the ''{{Sharpe}}'' series, usually with rum. Harper even christens the cure for a flogging 'Sharpe's Half-and-Half': half a pint in your belly, half a pint on your back.
10th Jul '16 10:38:20 PM Dimensio
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In ''Film/JustLikeHeaven'', the ghost of Elizabeth instructs Daryl (the only one who can see her) to use vodka as a sterilizing agent when performing impromptu surgery on a man in a restaurant.

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* In ''Film/JustLikeHeaven'', the ghost of Elizabeth instructs Daryl (the only one who can see her) to use vodka as a sterilizing agent when performing impromptu surgery on a man in a restaurant.
10th Jul '16 10:38:03 PM Dimensio
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In ''Film/JustLikeHeaven'', the ghost of Elizabeth instructs Daryl (the only one who can see her) to use vodka as a sterilizing agent when performing impromptu surgery on a man in a restaurant.
14th Jun '16 4:12:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* In one episode of ''TheHead'', a conveniently placed bottle of whiskey is used sterilize a mutant rat bite. The character who was bitten, being Russian, utters the immortal line "No whiskey! [[VodkaDrunkenski Vodka]][[LargeHam aaaa]]!"

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* In one episode of ''TheHead'', ''WesternAnimation/TheHead'', a conveniently placed bottle of whiskey is used sterilize a mutant rat bite. The character who was bitten, being Russian, utters the immortal line "No whiskey! [[VodkaDrunkenski Vodka]][[LargeHam aaaa]]!"
9th Jun '16 7:35:56 AM FuzzyBoots
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* Alcoholic beverages, such as hot toddy's and hot buttered rum were once used to treat colds and flus. Not so much anymore, since, as mentioned before, they dehydrate you. Still valid enough as a treatment as long as proper hydration is done otherwise, and NyQuil is actually effective ''because'' of its high alcohol + antihistamine content over anything else in the mixture. The reason? Vasodilation (which helps congestion clear up) and the ability to induce sleep - which is one of the best treatments for colds, the flu, and similar illnesses. That said, don't administer with acetaminophen unless you want liver failure.

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* Alcoholic beverages, such as hot toddy's and hot buttered rum were once used to treat colds and flus. Not so much anymore, since, as mentioned before, they dehydrate you. Still valid enough as a treatment as long as proper hydration is done otherwise, and NyQuil [=NyQuil=] is actually effective ''because'' of its high alcohol + antihistamine content over anything else in the mixture. The reason? Vasodilation (which helps congestion clear up) and the ability to induce sleep - which is one of the best treatments for colds, the flu, and similar illnesses. That said, don't administer with acetaminophen unless you want liver failure.


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* Alcohol is sometimes suggested as a "nightcap", to aid sleep, and it can help in some cases where sleep is inhibited by pain or anxiety, but heavy or longterm use is contraindicated as it can interfere with sleep patterns, providing unconsciousness, but not rest.
22nd May '16 2:54:21 AM Quanyails
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* VideoGame/NeoScavenger allows you to drink whiskey to temporarally relieve pain (while dehydrating you and making it worse afterwards), pour it on wounds to (painfully) clean them and quickly sterilise dirty rags to use as bandages.

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* VideoGame/NeoScavenger ''VideoGame/NeoScavenger'' allows you to drink whiskey to temporarally temporarily relieve pain (while dehydrating you and making it worse afterwards), pour it on wounds to (painfully) clean them and quickly sterilise dirty rags to use as bandages.
9th May '16 11:46:14 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', Esmeralda uses a bottle of wine on Phoebus' wounds.
-->'''Phoebus:''' Great, I could use a drink. ''[cries in pain as she pours it on wound]'' [=AAAH!=] Yes! Hmmm. Feels like a 1470 Burgundy. Not a good year.
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* In ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', Esmeralda uses a bottle of wine on Phoebus' wounds.
-->'''Phoebus:''' Great, I could use a drink. ''[cries in pain as she pours it on wound]'' [=AAAH!=] Yes! Hmmm. Feels like a 1470 Burgundy. Not a good year.
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22nd Apr '16 4:50:28 PM Dravencour
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* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', Krista pours a bottle of wine on Reiner's arm after a Titan mauled it. This leads to a sad moment [[spoiler:when Gerger finds the bottle and tries to enjoy [[OneLastSmoke OneLastDrink]] as a Titan grabs him. He starts crying when he realizes it's empty and demands to know who drank it all. It's doubly sad considering Reiner is actually a Titan Shifter with a HealingFactor, meaning Gerger was denied one last drink for no reason at all.]]

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* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', Krista pours a bottle of wine on Reiner's arm after a Titan mauled it. This leads to a sad moment [[spoiler:when Gerger finds the bottle and tries to enjoy [[OneLastSmoke OneLastDrink]] One Last Drink]] as a Titan grabs him. He starts crying when he realizes it's empty and demands to know who drank it all. It's doubly sad considering Reiner is actually a Titan Shifter with a HealingFactor, meaning Gerger was denied one last drink for no reason at all.]]
11th Feb '16 3:21:01 AM MacronNotes
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