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i had a beer yesterday evening with dinner, which means if i get the blood test it will have been a day and a half. will any alcohol show up on my test?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Depends on the test: Blood testing is actually not the best way to look for drugs, because most are short-acting and the amount of drug in blood is very tiny. Urine is the best body fluid, and saliva is increasingly being used as well. Hair and nail testing will detect some drugs for months. Newer alcohol tests (EtG, EtS, PeTH) can detect alcohol use for several days, if they are using those tests.

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My daughter is 14. She has double session tryouts for soccer. That equals 4 1/2 hours of soccer a day. She has horrible blisters on her feet. Her second toe has a blister under her tonail. Her tonail is off colored now. What should we do. She has two more

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She might try wearing two pair of socks on each foot and see if that helps. This was something I was taught back in high school by my coach and it worked for me. ( to prevent the blisters, not treat them.)
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