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alcohol breath odor with a non-drinking subject

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  • Posted By: canuk1938
  • March 1, 2011
  • 04:04 AM

This is not for me, but for my youngest daughter. She can suddenly stagger and then almost collapse. When she is helped, there is a strong odor of alcohol. She can be with me for a whole day, not drinking (which she doesn't so anyway) and this can happen suddenly. She has been to Emergency after collapsing in the street, but doctors are not prepared to believe her because of the odor, and a very slight elevation in blood alcohol. Can someone help me find a cause. I know there is one, and it has a name, but I can't find it.
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  • Could possibly be candidiasis, here's more information:http://www.caringonline.com/eatdis/reports/nutrition/sugar_cravings.htmlThough I'm NOT an expert or anything!
    quelling 7 Replies Flag this Response
  • It could be Candidiasis, here's more information:http://www.caringonline.com/eatdis/reports/nutrition/sugar_cravings.htmlThough I'm NOT an expert on this or anything!
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  • This is not for me, but for my youngest daughter. She can suddenly stagger and then almost collapse. When she is helped, there is a strong odor of alcohol. She can be with me for a whole day, not drinking (which she doesn't so anyway) and this can happen suddenly. She has been to Emergency after collapsing in the street, but doctors are not prepared to believe her because of the odor, and a very slight elevation in blood alcohol. Can someone help me find a cause. I know there is one, and it has a name, but I can't find it.ThanksThere is a complication of diabetes, high blood sugar, that results in the breath having chemicals like ketones which are not too far from alcohol. So a breathalyzer might register those ketones as a high alcohol reading. But this is only a wild guess.
    jackrorabbit 113 Replies Flag this Response
  • There is a complication of diabetes, high blood sugar, that results in the breath having chemicals like ketones which are not too far from alcohol. So a breathalyzer might register those ketones as a high alcohol reading. But this is only a wild guess.Thanks for the reply. If only doctors would show an interest and ask the right questions and NOT take it for granted that she hasn't been drinking. I may have to go in with her and read the riot act.
    canuk1938 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thanks for the reply. If only doctors would show an interest and ask the right questions and NOT take it for granted that she hasn't been drinking. I may have to go in with her and read the riot act.Usually when dealing with symptoms that mimic alcohol/drug use having an "advocate" in the office will force the doctor to do more research. If that doc doesn't listen, then they are a BAD DOCTOR!!! Find a new one.
    jackrorabbit 113 Replies Flag this Response
  • Collapsing in the street? Strange breath odor? Young woman? Fad dieting and/or eating disorder pops to mind... Unbalanced nutrition can cause blood sugar issues and ketosis. Is the odor truly alcohol in nature? Or is it possibly acetone like? Acetone breath = ketosis, and ketosis comes from a lack of food, especially carbs. Good luck and GodSpeed to you both!
    synesthesia 87 Replies Flag this Response
  • This is not for me, but for my youngest daughter. She can suddenly stagger and then almost collapse. When she is helped, there is a strong odor of alcohol. She can be with me for a whole day, not drinking (which she doesn't so anyway) and this can happen suddenly. She has been to Emergency after collapsing in the street, but doctors are not prepared to believe her because of the odor, and a very slight elevation in blood alcohol. Can someone help me find a cause. I know there is one, and it has a name, but I can't find it.ThanksThis sounds like candida which is a yeast overgrowth in her body. This is becoming more and more common due to widespread use of antibiotics and high intakes of processed chemically altered foods. More people have this condition then realized and when severe causes the alchohol smell and blood alchohol level to rise.The good news is it can be cured and you don't need to go to the doctor for it. Go to a reputable health food store such as Whole foods, Good harvest or check the yellow pages. Our bodies need certain cleanses to function properly and ask the health food store which cleanse to use. I recommend she start out with a liver cleanse then go to the candida cleanse. On these cleanses its highly recommended you follow the diet and the length of time recommended. Along with all this garlic is great in helping kill off candida yeast and acidophilus, along with yogurt all help but the diet and cleanse will make all the difference in the world. Help this helps.
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  • Could possibly be candidiasis, here's more information:http://www.caringonline.com/eatdis/reports/nutrition/sugar_cravings.htmlThough I'm NOT an expert or anything!Thank you... many of the symptoms certainly fit with what's been happening.
    canuk1938 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • If doctors still refuse to help, you could probably kill the Candida with 1 gram of cinnamon (there are capsule pills available) a day, depending if she's old enough ofcourse to be allowed to take it.You can search on the net and find it's good for various things, I cannot post links cause they won't allow it here. (it's restricted here to a few sites as a 'good source of information')
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