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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Vitamin a in large doses can be toxic and lead to a condition called pseudotumor cerebri. It is reversible with decreasing dosage of vit a. Pseuotumor... Read More

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Retinoid: You are likely referring to a derivative of vit A called retinoids which works for many people with acne. Topical or oral vitamin A would not do the j... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Colored vegetables: The precursors to vitamin are in higher concentrations in colored vegetables, especially carrots. Liver also concentrates vitamin a and extracts of l... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
A&E foods: Vitamin a foods: papaya, mangoes, green peas, tomatoes, peaches, red peppers, fort. Milk, egg yolks, fort. Oatmeal. Vitamin e foods: sunflow... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 24 years experience
Orange: Just eat lots of orange colored fruit and vegetables. Those are highest in beta carotene which is converted to vit a.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
See list below : Vitamin a: liver, vitamin a fortified milk and dairy products, butter, whole milk, cheese, egg yolk. Provitamin a: carrots, leafy green vegetables, ... Read More
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Dr. Anthony Leazzo
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Vitamin A: Helps with eyesight. However it is one of the few vitamins that can be toxic if you take too much. Please do not exceed the daily recommended dosage... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
No effect: On the sinuses.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Sesame oil: can be applied directly on the skin. Hope it helps. Peace and good health.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Don't do it: You are asking for serious health problems up to pseudotumor cerebri. / brain injury. This is serious stuff. If real, scientific acne treatment that y... Read More

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