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Hi...can using hair products containing fruit extracts as well as the alochols used in hair products cause a false positive for etg alcohol tests?

Hi...can using hair products containing fruit extracts as well as the alochols used in hair products cause a false positive for etg alcohol tests?

Unless U drink UR: shampoo, you should not test positive for an alcohol test. That's when you're drinking alcoholic beverages, not using shampoo. So you are safe! Fruit extracts also don't cause a positive alcohol blood test too. Thank goodness! Or we'd have a huge public health crisis on our hands with personal care products. Safe to continue using your fruit extract shampoos. ...Read more

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Can I use products containing various types of alcohol externally (face wash, shampoo, etc.) if not containing ethanol? Would Etg/ets test negative?

Can I use products containing various types of alcohol externally (face wash, shampoo, etc.) if not containing ethanol? Would Etg/ets test negative?

Not necessarily: Depending on the cut off level of the ETG test, use of alcohol hand sanitizers can produce a positive result. If you need to have a clean ETG test, stay away from alcohol in any form, skin products, mouth washes, cough syrups etc. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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What are the associations between Parkinson's disease and alcohol consumption? Are there compounds in red wine and beer that are helpful in preventing pd?

What are the associations between Parkinson's disease and alcohol consumption? Are there compounds in red wine and beer that are helpful in preventing pd?

Parkinson's disease: There is no protective effect from alcohol in parkinson's disease. There is a protective effect from caffeine and cigarette smoking. Obviously, this information perhaps suggests that one of the hundred toxins from cigarette smoking may have neuroprotective properties. This does not keep me from providing smoking cessation counseling to all my patients. For the moment, i just do my morning coffee. ...Read more

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Looking for the normal and abnormal amounts of amino acids in the blood stream in a person with maple syrup urine disease doing a project on maple syrup urine disease and have looking for the normal and abnormal amounts of amino acids in the blood and can

Looking for the normal and abnormal amounts of amino acids in the blood stream in a person with maple syrup urine disease doing a project on maple syrup urine disease and have looking for the normal and abnormal amounts of amino acids in the blood and can

Maple : Maple syrup urine disease is an inherited disorder of metabolism where people are unable to break down the branched-chain amino acids: leucine, isoleucine and valine. These are the three Amino Acids that build-up in high levels in the blood. The exact numbers for abnormal levels depend completely on the lab running the test. In one lab, anything over 10 might be abnormal where in another lab anything over 150 would be abnormal depending on how they run the test and the units used for each value. The exact numbers are not important - just knowing which Amino Acids are too high is the goal. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of a phytonutrient? Are they mainly antioxidants? I read olive fruit's hydroxytyrosol has the highest orac of antioxidants.

What is the purpose of a phytonutrient? Are they mainly antioxidants? I read olive fruit's hydroxytyrosol has the highest orac of antioxidants.

Beware of salesmen: People will try to sell anything, so watch out for products that claim to do beneficial things in lab studies, animal studies, very small studies, or studies that are not done in people like you. A phytonutrient is a plant-derived compound (chemical, protein, material) found to have positive health effects... But most are not studied, purified, nor quantified like real medicines have to be. ...Read more

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Can alcohol that has cleansing usage neutralize the small LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, etc contained in the urine i.E. Accidentally peed on the skin?

Can alcohol that has cleansing usage neutralize the small LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, etc contained in the urine i.E. Accidentally peed on the skin?

Can you clarify?: Maybe there is a misunderstanding. If your venipuncture site was contaminated with urine, it will not affect your labs. Urine does not ordinarily contain a significant amount of small ldl, cholesterol or triglycerides. If you think you have damaged yourself by getting urine on your skin, you should not be concerned. You may want to talk with a professional about these ; your listed concerns. ...Read more

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ETG test: Is there a list of pers. care ingredients that cause/yield incidental exposure to alcohol or its breakdown products? Is Phenoxyethanol one?

Don't know of a list: but phenoxyethanol would not be on it in any case. Ethanol is NOT absorbed through intact skin, and in this product, the ethanol is complexed with a benzene ring that does not allow it to become free. Only alcohol containing mouthwashes that are swallowed, and skin sanitizers that are inhaled can cause positive ETGs. If a sensible cut-off (250-500 ng/ml) is used, this eliminates most of them. ...Read more

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Is methanol in some kinds of household cleaning product, like medicine, solvents etc.?

Is methanol in some kinds of household cleaning product, like medicine, solvents etc.?

No: Methanol is a poison if ingested. The medical form used for human consumption is ethyl alcohol or ethanol. ...Read more

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Does the HGH homemade cocktail based on a 3 tomatoes and 250 grams of broad beans and 250 grams of cabbage mixed in a blender make you taller?

Does the HGH homemade cocktail based on a 3 tomatoes and 250 grams of broad beans and 250  grams of cabbage mixed in a blender make you taller?

No: There's no such thing as an hgh cocktail. Also, at your age you've already attained your maximum height. There are no magic foods that will make you grow vertically, only horizontally if you eat too much and become overweight. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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If acetaldehyde(listed as a group 1 carcinogen) occurs naturally in bread and coffee, does this mean bread and coffee are carcinogenic? Very confused

If acetaldehyde(listed as a group 1 carcinogen) occurs naturally in bread and coffee, does this mean bread and coffee are carcinogenic? Very confused

Exactly!: What's that telling you! Don't believe everything you read! When saccharin was banned as a sweetener in the US years ago because mice given it got a cancer most people didn't notice that the equivalent amount that a human would have to take was 50,000 packets/day for years, not likely but the law is written that it be banned for any sign of cancer. Also mouse metabolism is different than human so ...Read more

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Could a hemoglobin of 6.7 affect the absorption of alcohol (2 beers)? and subsequent breathalyzer making it seem like there was a higher consumption?

Could a hemoglobin of 6.7 affect the absorption of alcohol (2 beers)? and subsequent breathalyzer making it seem like there was a higher consumption?

It could: significant anemia can alter the partition coefficient of alcohol, which is more soluble in water than in the red cell component of blood, so if there is more water present - as in anemia - there can be a higher measured level of alcohol than actually may be present. This is usually fairly minor, so if you are talking about a DUI, it might mean a 10% difference or so. If you are anemic,DON'T DRINK ...Read more

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Will the sugar alcohol found in sugar free gums, sodas, sugar substitutes produce a false positive on an etg test?

Will the sugar alcohol found in sugar free gums, sodas, sugar substitutes produce a false positive on an etg test?

No: There isn't anything in sugar substitutes that will cause the etg (ethyl glucuronide) test to show positive. However, because etg test measures products of metabolism of ethyl alcohol from any source, it is sensitive to small amounts of alcohol. It will detect ingestion or exposure to alcohol in mouthwash, cough syrup and other medicated syrups, and possibly even hand sanitizers. ...Read more

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Their is alcohol in matol liquid can that effect the liver when used in daily?

Their is alcohol in matol liquid can that effect the liver when used in daily?

Probably not, but...: You can get just about all of the benefits by eating a banana or two a day. And as a GI doctor i recommend avoiding one of the ingredients, cascara, on a daily basis unless prescribed by your doctor. The amount of alcohol is probably negligible. For a point of view not written by the company selling it, see http://www.Rapidnet.Com/~jbeard/bdm/psychology/km/cure.Htm. ...Read more