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Doctor insights on: Adding Vitamins Diet Pregnancy Control Skin Rashes

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Is it ok to take hair skin and nails vitamins during pregnancy?

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 A totals less than 10.000 iu a day. But it is fine to take as much beta carotene as you wish. I advise taking DHA also. and 4000-8000 iu of Vit D3 a day to attain blood levels of 50-80. ...Read more

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Hi, pure yellow Shea butter during all trimesters of pregnancy,is it safe to use onto skin or hair? They said it contain vitamin A,thank you..

Hi, pure yellow Shea butter during all trimesters of pregnancy,is it safe to use onto skin or hair? They said it contain vitamin A,thank you..

Normally safe: It's used for stretch marks and moisturizer. It's also has high anti-oxidant properties. As long as you're using it topically, you should be okay. ...Read more

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Use hair removal creams at the third trimester pregnancy, &vitamin c topically on the skin to whiten it during all trimesters of pregnancy,is it safe?

Use hair removal creams at the third trimester pregnancy, &vitamin c topically on the skin to whiten it during all trimesters of pregnancy,is it safe?

I do not recommend: using products on the skin while pregnant unless they have been tested in pregnant women, Vitamin C probably ok but no studies. No sure what this question is,looks like you are saying you have already used it. ...Read more

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Hair, skin and nails vitamins , green tea , glutathione , grape seed, alpha lipoic acid , msm , nac can I take them during pregnancy.

Hair, skin and nails vitamins  , green tea , glutathione , grape seed, alpha lipoic acid , msm , nac can I take them during pregnancy.

Pregnancy: A number of the supplements you mentioned are strong antioxidants and affect the redox potential in the cell. The process of cellular differentiation has been shown to be influenced by the redox status of the cell. While it is likely that small amounts of the substances are ok, it is prudent to stick with your prenatal vitamins and avoid substances whose effects are not fully understood. ...Read more

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I am 4 months postpartum and have been losing a lot of hair. I know hair loss after pregnancy is normal but I have noticed bald spots on my temple. Should I resume taking my prenatal vitamins or can I take a hair,skin, and nails vitamin?

I am 4 months postpartum and have been losing a lot of hair. I know hair loss after pregnancy is normal but I have noticed bald spots on my temple. Should I resume taking my prenatal vitamins or can I take a hair,skin, and nails vitamin?

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, the hair loss is expected, as you mentioned, and is related to rapid hormonal changes that occur at delivery. These changes occur quickly and self-correct very slowly. ...Read more

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Dermatology allergic skin rash from vitamin E cream, what to do?

Dermatology allergic skin rash from vitamin E cream, what to do?

Stop the cream: try OTC hydrocortisone and if not clear in a week or two see derm for higher strength prescription to clear rash. Add antihistamine for any itching ...Read more

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I started taking 2 weeks ago vitamin B12 sub ling and magnesium i'm also using jojoba oil on my skin after i bathe.But i got a rash and its spreading.

I started taking 2 weeks ago vitamin B12 sub ling and magnesium i'm also using jojoba oil on my skin after i bathe.But i got a rash and its spreading.

Allergic?: I'd first consider the jojoba oil. You may likely be allergic to it or a component of the oil mixture. Stop and give your skin a few days to see if it starts clearing. If not, see a doctor. ...Read more

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My 7yr old has white spots on her cheeks(& nowhere else). They seem to be under the skin, not scales/rash. Is it vitamin deficiency or something else?

My 7yr old has white spots on her cheeks(& nowhere else). They seem to be under the skin, not scales/rash. Is it vitamin deficiency or something else?

Pityriasis alba: It sounds like you're describing pityriasis alba. Pityriasis alba is a condition that results from dry skin and is very common in children. It is a patchy lightening of the skin (not a starchy white depigmentation of the skin). It is not scaly and is usually asymptomatic. It tends to look worse in the summer as the affected skin does not tan. Most cases resolve in puberty when skin becomes oily. ...Read more

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My skin is very sensitive. If I touch my chest, even lightly, I get red rash and bruise easily. Is this a cause for concern? Vitamin deficiency?

My skin is very sensitive.  If I touch my chest, even lightly, I get red rash and bruise easily.  Is this a cause for concern?  Vitamin deficiency?

Dermatographism?: ... is a skin disorder seen in 4–5% of the world's population and is one of the most common types of urticaria, in which the skin becomes raised and inflamed when stroked, scratched, rubbed, and sometimes even slapped. ...Read more

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54 yarold male skin rash/hives..Bone & joint pain vitamin d level 13ng/ml...

54 yarold male skin rash/hives..Bone & joint pain vitamin d level 13ng/ml...

Complicated: You have significant vit d deficiency and i would suggest that you take vitamin d3 instead of d2 and get another level in about 2 months to assess the status. Consider taking calcium supplement also. I have seen itchy skin lesions which subsided after adequate vitamin d3 supplement. You do need to check with your doctor and make sure that you don't have osteoporosis ...Read more

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In pregnancy, what are the most important vitamins needed trimester wise in addition to a healthy diet ?

In pregnancy, what are the most important vitamins needed trimester wise in addition to a healthy diet ?

Folic acid: is the most important. Need at least 400 micrograms a day. It prevents brain development defects (neural tube defects) in the fetus. ...Read more

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Dear doctor, are there any medications/diet/vitamins to reduce my constant tinnitus migraines, which are safe to take during pregnancy planning?

Dear doctor, are there any medications/diet/vitamins to reduce my constant tinnitus migraines, which are safe to take during pregnancy planning?

Consider acupuncture: Hello. Although you asked about meds/ supplements - i wanted to suggest another approach to your tinnitus with migraines. Chinese scalp acupuncture and auricular acupuncture are safe and effective approaches for both of these problems.. Chinese scalp acupuncture has been in use for over 5, 000 years. ...Read more

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Balanced diet during pregnancy now that aversions are gone. Vitamin has vitamin a from beta carotene only and no choline. 14 weeks. Deficiency?

Balanced diet  during pregnancy now that aversions are gone. Vitamin has vitamin a from beta carotene only and no choline. 14 weeks. Deficiency?

Should be ok...: A normal healthy pregnant woman eating a balanced diet and taking prenatal vitamins, in the United States or similar developed countries, does not need to worry about vitamin deficiencies. If she has a pre-existing disease that causes nutritional problems, then her ob-gyn and a nutritionist can investigate to see if changes in diet or supplements are needed. ...Read more

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I'm preparing for pregnancy and am taking a prenatal vitamin with 800 mcg of folic acid. Is adding an additional 200 safe? I want twins!!

I'm preparing for pregnancy and am taking a prenatal vitamin with 800 mcg of folic acid. Is adding an additional 200 safe? I want twins!!

Yes: 1000 mcg of folic acid is safe, but probably not necessary. 800 mcg is plenty, even if you want twins. (Folic acid will not increase your chances of having twins). Folic acid supplementation is for the prevention of neural tube defects (such as spina bifida). ...Read more

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Can i still be protected against pregnancy if i were to mix multi vitamin packs with my birth control pill?

Can i still be protected against pregnancy if i were to mix multi vitamin packs with my birth control pill?

Yes- beneficial : Yes. I recommend that all women on oral contraceptives take vitamins. There is recent evidence that vit c & e may protect against oxidative stress induced by oral contraceptives. B vitamins may also be beneficial- see www.Nutraingredients-usa.Com/research/vitamins-c-e-may-benefit-women-on-oral-contraceptives & http://orthomolecular.Org/resources/omns/v06n20.Shtml. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more