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How do you pass a finger nail and toe nail drug test.

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how do you pass a finger nail and toe nail drug test.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Drug Testing
Expert:  Family Physician replied 6 years ago.
When is this test being done?

What drug(s) have you used?

When did you last use, and how frequently did you use?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

on 7/8/2011


7/6/2011 every other day

Expert:  Family Physician replied 6 years ago.
I sorry to inform you that there really is NOTHING that you can do to pass a test based on the information that you have provided. The drugs/drug metabolites are incorporated into the nail itself as it grows. It is very likely that this test will be positive because of the frequency of use. If this was a single or rare use, or if the drug use had been much longer ago, then the test might be negative.

I could give you some answer that might fool you into believing that some home remedy would work, but the reality is, there is no scientific evidence or even scientific basis to support any method of removing the drugs from the nail (other than waiting for them to grow out over the next 3-6 months or more)

You can think of this much like adding something to concrete as it is being poured. Once the concrete dries, there isn't a way of removing the substance from the concrete. Washing the nails or applying anything to the nails isn't going to do anything. The chemicals are in the chemical structure of the nail.
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