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Your teen has had treatment to help his or her body rid itself of alcohol. Too much alcohol upsets the body's fluid balance, so your doctor may have given your teen fluids and vitamins.
For some people, drinking too much alcohol is a one-time event. For others, it is an ongoing problem. In either case, it is serious and can be life-threatening.
The doctor has checked your teen carefully, but problems can develop later. If you notice any problems or new symptoms, get medical treatment right away.
Follow-up care is a key part of your teen's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your teen is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your teen's test results and keep a list of the medicines your teen takes.
Call 911 anytime you think your teen may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your teen's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: February 5, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Christine R. Maldonado, PhD - Behavioral Health
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