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Letter to the Editor

Sometimes Isopropanol Doesn't Do the Job

doi: 10.1097/01.EEM.0000554860.79400.f6
Letter to the Editor


An anesthesiologist tried isopropyl alcohol for my post-op nausea and vomiting as suggested by Dustin Ballard, MD, and David Vinson, MD. (“Nauseated Patient? Inhaled Isopropanol Does the Job,” EMN 2019;41[2]:31;

I immediately vomited all over him. I found the odor to be an incredible trigger to my chemoreceptor trigger zone.

Cynthia K. Aaron, MD


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