Why does a person smell of alcohol?

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why does a person smell of alcohol if they just has one drink

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It's possible for urine to smell like alcohol if a person drinks too much.

What is the smell of isopropyl alcohol 70 percent?

Isopropyl alcohol has a rather strong alcohol smell. If you were to smell regular alcohol and smell 70% Isopropyl alcohol you would have the same smell. However, there is no general way to explain it other than a strong bitter and sometimes sweet smell. It depends on solely your olfactory membranes. Smell's are after all different to everyone.

Does the mere smell of alcohol constitute 'Under the influence' or does the person need to behave irrational?

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What can make your breath smell like alcohol and why?

-alcohol consumption -mouthwash -diabetic ketoacidosis. Not so much an alcohol smell, but a fruity smell as the body releases ketones to rid itself of severely high blood sugar. A person in this situation may appear to be intoxicated on alcohol because of the hyperglycemia. Blood tests would demonstrate a high blood sugar reading instead of a high blood alcohol level. This is a dangerous condition requiring hospitalization.

How much alcohol makes your breath smell?

One regular drink containing an ounce of alcohol will make your breath smell.

How can you smell alcohol?

Alcohol, if you think to ethanol, has a specific odor and taste.

What does alcohol smell like?

Because .. wen you drink you sweat the drink out soo you smell like alcohol

Why does your perspiration smell like rubbing alcohol?

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Why do drunk people smell?

Alcohol causes a person to perspire more, and the perspiration contains alcohol. Also, drunks tend to spill drinks on themselves, are more likely to have accidents in the restroom, and to be generally untidy.

Since alcohol addiciction is dangerous Is it okay to SMELL alcohol?

Is it okay to breath air?

Why do i smell alcohol on my zippo?

It can be one of two things (or possibly two of two things). 1. You dropped it in an alcoholic beverage and the wadding inside the lighter soaked up some alcohol. 2. Your sense of smell is especially sensitive to the potency of alcohol and your picking up the smell from wherever alcohol is being consumed.