Self-medication with booze - good idea?
October 15, 2012 7:03 AM Subscribe
Does alcohol ("booze") have medicinal properties? what illnesses might it help? (Or is this just a myth?)
posted by thermonuclear.jive.turkey to Health & Fitness (29 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I have heard mention of alcohol having medicinal properties; that some folks might use neat spirits to treat infections (fever etc.) or GI issues, the notion being that alcohol has antiseptic properties, and in fact is a component of some medicines too (like cough syrup).
Is there any medical evidence for this? Or does anyone have anecdotal evidence that it helps? Or this this just a fable & myth?