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Inhaled rubbing alcohol, sore throat, dry eyes. Should I be concerned?

We were using rubbing alcohol (70% isopropyl alcohol) to clean our sofa and I steadily inhaled about 30 min worth of fumes before I noticed that I was experiencing a stinging sore throat and dry eyes . I immediately stopped and it have been about 20 min and I still have a slight sore throat, dry eyes, and drowsiness. Should I be concerned? Is there any thing I should eat/drink to relieve the effects of the alcohol? Please answer based off of research/experience, not opinion! Thank you very much!
Asked On : Sat, 4 Aug 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Sep 2013
Thanks for the query to H.C.M. Forum.
Due to inhalation of alcohol ( fumes) , you are feeling dry eyes, sore throat ( allergic reaction) and drowsiness ( mild degree respiratory depression).
At once try 150 ml strong coffee without sugar and you will notice the result within one hour.
Good luck.
Answered: Sun, 2 Jun 2013
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