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is it safe to take hair skin nail vitamins while pregnant

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Bernstein
10 years experience Family Medicine
Better to be safe: Although some OTC herbal/vitamin products are considered safe, there is very little regulation by the FDA. This product has vitamins as well as other ... Read More
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Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Better not: Although dietary supplements OTC deem safe, there is no reliable process to report harmful effects, and being "dietary" so perceived as safe, while e ... Read More

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ask your OB MD: Your treating OB MD is the person you should ask this question as they will have done your history and examined you and will know the appropriate answ ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Skin and nail: You may be taking more Vitamins than you need. The Prenatal Vitamin likely has everything you need. Too many Vitamins can actually cause more harm tha ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes as long as...: A good skin hair and nails vitamin will have many of the same vitamins in a good prenatal. But it is important that the total amount of preformed Vit ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
As long as you don't: have a problem tolerating the iron- that is fine. Take care.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
24 years experience Integrative Medicine
Depends: Stay away from folic acid. Use metafolin instead, and 400-800 mcg once a day is enough. I usually do not recommend that much biotin unless there is a ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably: But why? These supplements have not been tested in pregnancy and there is a chance of an issue. Take a prenatal vitamin with dha. Vitamin supplement ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Hair loss. : If you’re continuing in family planning mode, then resume the prenatal vitamins. If not, then the hair and nails formulation would suffice. Regardless ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes it may: Try biotin too.Minimize stress, get enough rest, eating fresh fruits and veggies , exercise and quit smoking if u do -may help maintain healthy skin, ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
You should: You should ask your obstetrician because they want you to do certain things while you are pregnant.
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