History Main / HealItWithBooze

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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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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* In ''ComicBook/WildsEnd'' liquor is used to sterilize a character's burned hands as seen in the page image.
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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.
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