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does too much vitamin c cause itching

A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Wick
Dr. Mark Wick answered
Specializes in Pathology
Anal itching: No.

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Davidson
23 years experience Family Medicine
Not enough: Shellfish allergy can be life-threatening, especially if you have breathing difficulties when you eat it. Taking vitamin c is not enough to guarantee ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. G Jason Hunt
15 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rare: Most people do not commonly experience side effects with vitamin d, unless too much is taken. Some side effects of taking too much vitamin d include w ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: Vitamin C intake would not cause deficiency of potassium. Sources of vitamin C like orange juice also have potassium.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
31 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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 44-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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
No: Vitamin D toxicity is very rare; one generally has to take at least 40,000 iu/day for months to get toxic levels. Symptoms of toxicity include poor ap ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramsay Kuo
25 years experience Urology
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
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: I am not aware of anyone getting itchy from biotin.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
None: Vitamin c does not reduce, prevent or change anything about colds. This is one of those great health myths. I have seen at least one patient who was ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
33 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No: Can cause other problems but not kidney failure.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Allergic response: Hives are generally an allergic response not a sign of overdosage. I would wonder if you we're allergic to something in the compound. Since vitamin ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
No.: Excessive vitamin c can lead to kidney stones and colics, but has not direct relationship (causal or other) to pregnancy loss as far as i know. Take u ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Liver damage: If you have too much salt in your diet, that excess sodium won't cause liver damage, according to the National Library of Medicine. High dietary intak ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I don't know how: Red liquorice impacts the gut. However, black liquorice is sometimes used as a natural remedy for constipation.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
This is okay: It's unlikely to do you any good or harm. The people who get into trouble with Ascorbic Acid have taken more than ten times this much. I'm going to as ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
37 years experience Orthodontics
Cannot overdose: I do not know if it potentiates (makes more effective) to take rose hips. I do know that vitamin c is not fat soluble, and if taken in too much quanti ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Yes: Its possible to be having a contact dermatitis secondary to the zinc.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sonia Rapaport
29 years experience Family Medicine
Vitamin C: In citrus foods (or when taken in excess as a supplement) can cause loose stool, the fiber content in the fruit causes water to stay in the intestines ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Despain
36 years experience Dermatology
No: I cannot imagine how.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
51 years experience General Practice
Not likely: Oral supplementation of iron usually causes stomach and bowel upset if too much is taken. Since you have other allergies that are known, the hives ar ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
No, it does not: And it is very difficult to get too high a zinc level.

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