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A 27-year-old male asked:

Will vitamin/mineral deficiency cause eczema-like symptoms? (if yes, what vitamin(s) or mineral(s)?)

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Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Yes: Low zinc levels, low magnesium levels as well a deficiencies in vitamins c, b2, and b6. Along with low essential fatty acids can be associated to eczema. Do not forget the strong hereditary and allergic component.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Agree with Dr. R: Dr. R has listed the causes of nutritional skin rashes, however, if you are eating a regular mixed diet, nutritional deficiency is an unlikely cause of the rash. Allergies are a common cause. If the rash has lasted more than a couple of weeks, it would be prudent to see a doctor.
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