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Dr. Thomas Namey
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How do I know exactly what will biotin do for my hair, skin and nails?

Dr. Thomas Namey
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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How do I know exactly what will biotin do for my hair, skin and nails?

Necessary!: It promotes skin and hair health. One of the first things you will see is vanishing hangnails, if you have them. It promotes hair health and shine. It will not grow hair if your follicles are gone (shoot!), but it also helps dry skin! ...Read more

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Dr. Yaw Boateng
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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What will biotin do for my hair, skin and nails?

Dr. Yaw Boateng
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
33 years in practice
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What will biotin do for my hair, skin and nails?

Diabetes, HTN: The commonest cause of kidney disease leading to dialysis is diabetes. Hypertension is a close number two. If you have either of these, it is important to have your kidney function checked yearly at the least. Certain drugs like nsaids-(ibuprofen family) can lead to kidney disease when used frequently over a long period. There many other causes but the these 3 are the ones you can do most about. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
12 years in practice
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Is a Biotin supplement better than a hair, skin, and nails pill for hair health? What's best?

Dr. Adam Smith
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
12 years in practice
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Is a Biotin supplement better than a hair, skin, and nails pill for hair health? What's best?

More or Less the Same: A biotin tablet will support healthy hair, nails and skin. a tablet marketed for hair, skin and nails may contain other ingredients. ...Read more

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Dr. Ayisha Gani
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Randy Baker
Board Certified, Holistic Medicine
35 years in practice
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What is better biotin pills or hair skin and nails vitamins?

Dr. Randy Baker
Board Certified, Holistic Medicine
35 years in practice
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What is better biotin pills or hair skin and nails vitamins?

Hair skin & nails: Many nutrients are needed for healthy hair, skin and nails. While biotin may help with those who are deficient, biotin deficiency is rare. Hair, skin and nails vitamins generally contain biotin along with a mulitivitamin and other nutrients that support health. There may be multiple products named Hair Skin and Nails but one of the better ones is Nature's Bounty Optimal Solutions. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Board Certified, Dermatology
52 years in practice
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Can taking biotin with other vitamins that aid in the growth of hair, skin and nails be harmful together?

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Board Certified, Dermatology
52 years in practice
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Can taking biotin with other vitamins that aid in the growth of hair, skin and nails be harmful together?

Not harmful: Also not useful. You are wasting your money. No vitamins do what you describe. Biotin is strictly a sucker game. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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If I'm trying to keep my hair healthy, should get biotin supplements or vitamins specific for hair skin and nails?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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If I'm trying to keep my hair healthy, should get biotin supplements or vitamins specific for hair skin and nails?

Healthy hair: Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat, v carbonated drinks, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (like walnuts),vit.E (fruits & veggies), D & B vitamins, biotin & zinc. Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos, excessive blow dry heat & curling irons. ...Read more

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Dr. Frank Kuitems
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Dr. Julie Abbott
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
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Would hair skin and nails vitamins be more beneficial than biotin pills? (heard online that biotin pills cause hair growth in areas such as legs, arms

Dr. Julie Abbott
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
40 years in practice
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Would hair skin and nails vitamins be more beneficial than biotin pills? (heard online that biotin pills cause hair growth in areas such as legs, arms

Now, think about it: You want something to help hair/nails/skin but you are worried that it will cause hair growth where you don't want it. Certainly no supplements will preferentially aid growth in only specific areas! There is some evidence that biotin does improve keratin infrastructure important in healthy hair/nails. But not clear any better than the right amount of other B vitamins best obtained in healthy diet ...Read more

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Is it safe to take a hair, skin, and nails (contains biotin and vitamin c) pill, while I am taking doxycycline 100mg for my acne?

Dr. Bac Nguyen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
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Is it safe to take a hair, skin, and nails (contains biotin and vitamin c) pill, while I am taking doxycycline 100mg for my acne?

Should be OK...: Fortunately Doxycycline does not have too many drug interactions and should not interfere or be significantly affected by your use of the supplement described in your question. But like all else, unexpected reaction can occur and so if you experience any significant symptoms, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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