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Spouse took etg urine test at 5pm today. Has not had a drink

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Spouse took etg urine test for alcohol at 5pm today. Has not had a drink but did take NyQuil (sick and congested and cough) over weekend for cough. Also read hand sanitizer and deodorants can cause issue. Should we be worried?
JA: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?
Customer: Probation is for breathalyzer in car but passes every time. NOT drinking
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should be aware of?
Customer: Healthy male. 55. Takes vitamins NO frugs
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.

Thanks for this question

Yes, nyquil, hand sanitizer and anything with alcohol can cause a positive ETG test

I would be worried for sure

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