Anonymous asked in HealthGeneral Health CarePain & Pain Management · 2 months ago

Can alcohol relieve strong pain? Is it as good as a prescription pain killer?


I have horrific pain on my right ribs. It all started due to a cough and I think bad sleeping positions. But yesterday a strong cough made it a million times worse. It hurts to breathe, move, and everything. OTC pain medicine and a heat pad isn't working, will alcohol do it? Like if I get really drunk

7 Answers

  • ron h
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
    Best answer

    That might get you through the weekend IF YOU"RE NOT TAKING any other drugs.  if it ain't tolerable by Monday, doctor time.  You might even call now to get a monday appointment  

  • Edna
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    The alcohol in several shots of Jack Daniels Black Label will probably make you feel as if it's relieving pain, but of course it won't be - but you'll no longer care if it is, or if it isn't...

    The alcohol in rubbing alcohol won't do a thing to relieve pain. It's a disinfectant; it's not a pain reliever.

  • In
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Alcohol only dulls the pain for a short period and does more harm than good, as my scarred liver can attest.

  • Marc
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It can relive pain but you have to consume a lot of amount that would be unhealthy. Pain killers are dangerously addictive but alcohol is not, unless you are an alcoholic. You dont want alcohol for pain....

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  • 2 months ago

    I guess you could drink yourself senseless and unconscious, but that would be dangerous. Not to mention the killer hangover afterwards, so no it's not as good as prescription pain killers.

  • Bob
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    back in the day when it was the only painkiller available maybe. today there are far better pain killers

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    No. It is not made for that.

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