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Hair Follicle Turning Black
Can I pass a hair follicle test after two months clean from marijuana? I was a heavy user, have a fast metabolism and thick black hair.
Probably not: If you've been a heavy user, your hair follicles will continue telling the tale for 90 days after last use. Best way to pass such tests is to not use at all. ...Read more
Changing a habit can be challenging. Now the question is:
is this a compulsion? Can you really control it? You'll have to answer this in a very honest way to yourself, because that will be the difference between the need on self training on not doing it or need for medication to control the impulse. ...Read more
6-8 of the hair follicles on the base of my penis in the pubic hair region have raised a bit and turned darkish-gray or black? Genital warts?
Possible cysts: Hard to say without more history and seeing photos of these lesions, but they could be due to clogged hair follicles - black color could be due to oxidation or old blood. I cannot rule out possibility that these are genital warts or something else. Go see your clinician asap for an exam, tests if needed, and appropriate management. Take Care. ...Read more
Rx Meds & Laser Tx's: To improve hair follicle function we typically recommend reducing hair loss risk factors (stress, diet, bad meds, illness) & add treatments like topical Formula 82M minox, LaserCap Laser Therapy, Vampire PRP Hair Growth, good nutritionals, etc. We track improvement w/ HairCam photos, scientific HairCheck trichometry to monitor improvements hair growth over time so we know what's working & where. ...Read more
Yes, don't use drugs: (duh, sorry). No, as even folks who attempt to evade test by shaving (as in everywhere and everything), still get nabbed for eyebrows / stubble / something, and the obvious attempt to "throw" the test is duly noted by the examiner, which depending on why being done can equate to a fail. Sorry, but sounds like you need to address your social situation and get treatment. ...Read more
This is just a curious question. Is it normal to have more than one hair strand in a hair follicle? Or is that now a condition to go get checked?
A normal variation:
Having more than one hair in a follicle is not a disease.
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
?: Anecdotal reports around that attest to the validity of the macujo method. I don't know a nor can I attest or find any scientific validity it has. Why try to beat he system? The truth is better, or compliance with the rules of an employer willing to pay you. ...Read more
Ask away!: Not sure what you are asking. Hair follicles can be examined by doing a scalp biopsy. There is also a test called a "hair pull" or "trichogram" to help evaluate hair loss. A dermatologist may use either or both of these (or none) to help evaluate problems with the hair. If you have a specific question then perhaps you could submit it separately. ...Read more
Very: In comparison to a urinalysis drug test, cocaine, PCP, opiates, and methamphetamine have proven hair analysis far more effective than urine testing in identifying low-level drug use over an extended period of time since these are normally out of the bloodstream in within 3-7 days The detection of marijuana is currently less sensitive than the other drugs in identifying low level drug users, ...Read more
Yes it would: Yes, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is an amphetamine and would show up in drug testing. If you have a prescription for this drug you can simply show it when you go for your test. If you've been taking non-prescribed medication, you could face a different outcome. ...Read more
Avoid if possible:
At least one study says no. Note: hair always gets a little damaged when applying color, even if you're going back to your natural hue. Both permanent and semi-permanent dyes contain hydrogen peroxide, which chemically changes the color of the hair pigment.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/11982643. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on how long your hair is, and how long ago you drank. Hair-testing looks for ethyl glucuronide, and every time you drink, there is a band representing ethyl glucuronide laid down in the hair follicle. Hair grows about 1/2- I inch per month, so if your hair is 8 inches long, the hair furthest from the follicle will give anywhere from 4-8 months of info. Other hair grows slower (body hair). ...Read more
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It the follicle of: The hair that is being tested - not the shaft. ...Read more
3 months or longer: Usually, consumed drugs can be found in scalp hairs for 3 - 5 months and in body hairs for 6 - 9 months. This may vary from lab to lab also. ...Read more
Don't understand?: Why would YOU be waiting for a test. Hair follicle tests are done by employers and other authorities to determine if someone has used drugs over a long period of time. Depending on the length of hair they sample, it can detect use up to 6 months back or longer. If you are due for a test, even if you stop using drugs now, it can be detected 6 months later. Get help for your drug problem please. ...Read more
Depends: Depends upon the length of your hair ...Read more