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should i cut my hair before a hair test

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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes : Yes, I think it would be ok to get a hair cut. It would be extremely unlikely that even a "rough" haircut would cause an issue. You might just let y ... Read More

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Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience Family Medicine
See below: THC is incorporated INTO the hair and remains there until one of two things occur; it falls out or that section is finally cut off do either of the a ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Recovery: The physicians here are interested in assisting you to a clean and sober life. We are not interested in any way to help you continue to abuse or misus ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hair Follicle Test: By testing the hair follicle - cannabis use for approximately the last 3 months can be detected. The chemical is encased in shaft.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
I Wouldn't Worry: Depends on what you drank, and how much. But if you mean plain ol' hootch (that's alcohol, the drinkin' kind, like Jack Daniels or Ripple, etc) don't ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Sadow
16 years experience Pathology
Only if you want to: The pap smear is assessing your cervix lining and has nothing to do with your pubic hair. After that, it's a personal style/fashion question, and you ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Drug testing: There is a good chance that you will not pass as hair can be + for months.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Leave them alone: Leave any hairs that are under the skin, alone. Be prepared for itching and drying of your skin, because pubic hairs have a protective function that ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marshall Seligmann
13 years experience Pediatrics
Clippers: Using clippers to shave your head is a cosmetic choice; it should not have any negative health effects.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. There are many different causes of hair loss.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Bad decision: Washing your hair is as important as washing the rest of your body. Dirt and bacteria build up in your hair and cause scalp and health issues.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Morse
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It is safe to get your hair highlighted during pregnancy.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miguel Cano
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Spit: Not a problem.... You'd have to eat a lot of hair to cause a real problem.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Hot curling iron? : Curling iron or high-heat blow dryer can cause burning and thus smell in the hair which may take several days to get better. Also, hair dye can do sam ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No: One would have to cut her hair super super short in order to easily prevent lice, by easily seeing lice and nits (and thus getting rid of them). If o ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
12 years experience Emergency Medicine
Avoid: Repeated shaving in a male causes increased irritation. We have thicker hair and more of it than women. It takes more force and the razor gets clogged ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anwaar Randhawa
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Pubic cyst: there are multiple possibilities including infection vs pilonidal cyst . if it is painfull and redness around it see a physician for antibiotics and ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Normal: it is normal to lose fifty - one hundred hairs a day. The less often you wash your hair, the more you will lose when you do wash it.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Hair loss: See your doctor to check your thyroid. You may be hypothyroid.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Drop in estrogens: Pregnancy is associated with a rise in estrogen levels that make pregnant women's hair thicker and more luscious. The downside is that after delivery ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Highly unlikely: Unless the barber is grossly unhygienic, it is highly unlikely that you will get infected with HIV in this manner. Shaving cream is also not friendly ... Read More
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