A 45-year-old member asked:
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can drinking alcohol affect the rate at which my foot heals?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Yes: It can. It can cause swelling, it can cause neuropathy, it can cause vitamin deficiency etc etc, .
Answered on Apr 25, 2014

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