i’m so curious

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    • #8549
      whizzbee
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      Today, at school, one of my friends was sick. his fingers and legs were stiff and he nearly fainted in class. My teachers came, one of them took the alcohol and smeared it to all over his body and this thing aroused my curiosity.

      My question is, does it work, how does it work or what’s the effect by smearing the alcohol? does it reduce the pain or what?

      there’s nobody to ask that time meanwhile I am sooo curious about this!!! can somebody tell me please 😕

      Thanks a lot!! 🙂

    • #77634
      daviddiken
      Participant

      i am not sure that can work take ur friend 2 d clinic 4 test

    • #77636
      wannabeaditz
      Participant

      i have never heard of doing that kind of thing iknow u put alcohol on wounds etc …….

    • #77648
      kotoreru
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      The only thing I can think of is the fast cooling action that rubbing alcohol over a person’s body would have. Alcohol as a chemical being quite volatile (i think). Perhaps your friend was very hot and the teacher wanted to cool him down quickly…

      Sounds very suspect though….

    • #77674
      whizzbee
      Participant

      hmm..that’s right i think because it happened right after the PE, it made his condition worse and hotter then i think..

      thanks for your posts guys…

    • #77932
      mcar
      Participant

      It soothes. The alcohol is cooling.

    • #77946
      AstusAleator
      Participant

      just don’t light a cigarette anywhere near him for a while 😀

    • #78023
      enhancer chen
      Participant

      my experience shows that the use of acohol has two functions: kill the bacteria on the surface of skin; get your musle warmed by massage your musle with acohol. stiff musle would be eased. 😀

    • #78032
      whizzbee
      Participant

      hm…ok, thanks all, but then, here come another questions in my mind, what causes the stiffness?? why is it hot and needed to be cooled?

      and enhancer chen said that the muscle is warmed, isn’t the alcohol cools down the muscle?

    • #78072
      h2so4hurts
      Participant

      That’s pretty odd. Covering yourself in alcohol is a pretty bad idea because it dries out the skin and makes it more susceptible to viral infection and injury.

    • #78077
      woolleyy
      Participant

      I think it might be a case of the person in charge was a typical school nurse (at least where I come from), who really knew very little about first aid. "Just pour alcohol on her!". Our school nurse used to give everyone who came in a glass of water, no matter what…

    • #78089
      enhancer chen
      Participant

      look, when you get stiff, your muscle should not be hot and needed to be cool down. alcohol may firstly make you feel sharp cool for one second. keep massage and you will feel warmed. we may use alcohol to cool down your forehead if you got fever. but not stiff muscle!

    • #78172
      ladykat324
      Participant

      Well, there are a few reasons I can think of why the teacher used alcohol on the student…

      First of all, alcohol is a germicide so it would kill bacteria on the affected area. The initial effects of alcohol rubbed onto the skin is a cooling and drying sensation. Alcohol is commonly wiped onto the skin to reduce a fever (my mother used to do this to me when I was a child). Rubbing alcohol dilates blood vessels when it is massaged vigorously into the skin. This is why sports massage therapists rub down their clients after hard workouts with it. The massaging breaks down lactic acid buildup and increases blood flow to the area (which causes the heat everyone is referring to). The teacher probably thought it would be the best way to help bring blood flow back to the areas that were tingling/asleep.

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