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Can too much vitamin c cause hives or a rash

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 32 years experience
Possible: There are many causes of hives. Most likely, too much vitamin c is not the cause but rather something that contains vitamin c (like a supplement or a... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Possible but unlikel: If you are taking whopping doses which many people do, quite foolishly, then it is possible to have an adverse cutaneous reaction. Keeping the dose to... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Vit C Could: I think you are saying "diaper rashes" And yes the vitamin C could definitely cause a diaper rash due to its acidity. I would discontinue its use.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Khan
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Not really: diaper (nappy) rash usually occurs if soiled diaper or nappy remains in touch with skin for long time. You may also want to change the type of diape... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Not harmful: But likely not going to help either. Give it a try and see what happens after 6 weeks.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Maybe: That is not a typical symptom I am familiar with but too much anything will cause some symptoms. Best way to find out is to stop it and see if headach... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No: Vitamin C intake would not cause deficiency of potassium. Sources of vitamin C like orange juice also have potassium.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
No it does not: Though too much of anything is bad, but too much of vitc does not cause cancer.Daily requirement of vit c is 65to90 mgm daily, the maximum dose one ca... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramsay Kuo
Urology 26 years experience
2 grams daily: A study at UT Southwestern found that ingestion of 2 grams of vitamin C daily resulted in a statistically higher urinary oxalate concentration than in... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Vitamin C: Vitamin C is the chemical ascorbic acid, and acids can upset the stomach. Try taking it with food or an antacid (which won't have any effect on its po... Read More

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