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    ok my brothers just come home, hes absolutely wasted, my mum and dad are really really worried, we've put him in the shwoer, and my dads giving him salt water, hes been sick a few times. Should we take him to hospital or what?? helllp everones getting all shouty and worried
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    Try phoning NHS Direct at 0845 4647.
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    If it gets very bad, phone for an ambulance - if not you could try and phone 0845 46 47 which is the NHS direct line.
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    I don't think he should be admitted; just make sure he takes in a lot of fluids (he'll lose quite a bit through vomiting) and make sure he lies down on his side.
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    Make sure he drinks water and doesnt close his eyes
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    Ehhh give him water and watch him being sick. What age is he? No use wasting the hospitals time time is the best cure, just sit it out, and try to keep everybody calm. These things happen.
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    There isnt alot that the hospital could do incase he is *really* bad. Try and get him to drink plenty of water - and he is probably best sleeping it off. It might be worth someone keeping an eye on him though, and trying to get him to sleep on his side - so that if he is sick again he won't choke on it! He will probably have one heck of a hangover in the morning though!
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    Not as bad as my brother waking up in hospital on a drip not having a clue how he ended up there :eek: apparantly he woke up and just started laughing at the situation, then got a big lecture off some fit nurse :p: cambridge students... :rolleyes: pfft. My parents still don't know. He should be fine! It happens to everyone once in a while..good luck with him xx
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    Give him more alcohol.. I heard it initiates an 'auto-purge' system.. according to 'The New Scientist' ofcourse.
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    Give him lots of water as salt aids dehydration. I take it that it's the salt which is making him sick? If you are concerned I would phone for an ambulance, just to make sure that everything's alright.
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    i feel sorry for him, hes probably gna get a right *******ing when hes better.

    how is he now?
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    I wouldn't recommend the salt water, why is your dad doing that? If he's been vomitting get him plenty of water or diluted juice, put him in the recovery position and sit it out.
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    Just give him plenty fluids to drink (water though), worry if he passes out and if he does go to sleep stay with him for a while and make sure he is sleeping on his side so that he doesn't choke on his sick.
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    How is he?
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    make sure he is lying on his side while he is vomiting with his chin pointing upwards- this way the trachea remains open and he will not cough/choke on vomit. give him salt water as others said and avoid lights. an ambulance would not be a bad idea. just to make sure, thats what i always say
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    Not salt water! That'll only make him vomit more, and if there's nothing left in his stomach, that's not good! Just plain water is what he needs now.

    I really doubt he needs an ambulance unless he starts having breathing difficulties or vomiting blood or anything like that.
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    Not salt water! That'll only make him vomit more, and if there's nothing left in his stomach, that's not good! Just plain water is what he needs now.
    Perhaps as a first thing it'd help; vomiting a couple of times is unlikely to be damaging and will empty the rest of the alcohol from your stomache to stop you absorbing anymore? As long as you replace the lost fluids with (non salt) water, you should be ok. That's just my perception, I've not heard of giving people salt water before, but I can see some logic.

    Unless he loses consciousness or begins to fit, I'd say you won't need an ambulance (even though it'd be too late now anyway), just keep an eye on him.

    Good luck, hope he's ok but wakes up with enough of a headache tomorrow to realise it wasn't a good idea!
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    ok sorry its been really hectic. We rang NHS direct, was kept on hold forl ike 10 minutes, they asked loads of Qs and then said its best to take him into hospital because of his age (he's 15). He only went out at 7, just said he was going to a mates, his friends brought him home about 9.15 said he'd fallen over and he'd bene drinking vodka, they said he hadn't taken anything else. Cue stress and shouting, my mum was all crying and upset and my dad was all shouty, my dad said bung him in the shower and make him drink salt water, which we did and he was sick so think hes sicked most of it up.then we gave him some normal water. He couldn't stand up and couldn't talk properly, he asked me who i was and what i was doing there. So yeh they've gone to A&E now, and I'm left cleaning the sick. I am absolutely going to kill him tommorow, he was a ****** before but hes really put the cherry on the cake this time. AND its my mums birthday thursday grrrrr. Rant over sory
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    (Original post by naelse)
    I wouldn't recommend the salt water, why is your dad doing that? If he's been vomitting get him plenty of water or diluted juice, put him in the recovery position and sit it out.
    the salt water was to make him sick, to get it all out his stomach, we didnt know we were going to have to take him to hospital at that point
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    Oh god you've had a fun night then. Poor you. xx
 
 
 
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