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Can Biotin Help Acne
No: Often it makes acne flare up. You're almost a grown man now, and you need to manage it scientifically. Ignore all "pop" advice. Use topical benzoyl peroxide on affected areas as tolerated, or retoinic acid, or both. If you're not clearly improving in a few weeks, get with your personal physician who can add something stronger. Neglecting acne at your age is a serious liability. Best wishes. ...Read more
I took biotin 10, 000but it increase acnes in my face. So how can I reduce them? I've read some reviews of people taking it of that side effect of acnes
Manage your acne: This is famous for making acne flare. I'm wondering why you're taking the biotin -- trying to change your hair? Maybe you'll get a good result, but you'll want to do something about your acne. Topical benzoyl peroxide isn't pleasant but I bet it will help. Best wishes. ...Read more
Something that works: Despite all the pretty pictures and talk, "natural remedies" for acne will disappoint you (for acne and almost everything else), though biotin has some plusses. Benzoyl peroxide is otc, the other stuff (i'm partial to topical clindamycin) must be gotten from your physician. No young person should have to suffer with acne in the 21st century, or rely on our great-grand'arents' medicines. ...Read more
NO: It will not help anything else, either. Save your money. ...Read more
Anecdotal: But I'm impressed with what I've read, at least about acne flares. If you're taking it "for your hair" (and I can't guarantee it), you're welcome to start using benzyol peroxide on your face at the first sign of an acne breakout, or before; to avoid weight loss, hit the treadmill or your favorite fitness activity. ...Read more
I have severe acne & hairfall. I'm taking orofer, acutret and biotin tablets. Am I likely to see positive results?
Endocrine workup: You describe yourself as a young woman. With hair loss and severe acne, my first concern is whether you have for some reason too many man hormones on board. This needs to be addressed, if it has not been already. Isotretinoin will work in a few weeks; the others won't really help acne but you pobably have had them rx'd for a reason. Good luck. ...Read more
Best acne pills to make my acne disappear? I'm really looking for one. My acne is getting out of control ever sines I took biotin.
You have options: Depending on what type of acne you have, there are a variety of medications that can improve acne. Topical products can help as can oral antibiotics. If your acne is hormone related birth control or spironolactone can help. For severe acne, oral Isotretinoin has a strong record of clearing acne. Talk with dermatologist to decide which would work best for you. ...Read more
Hi, I have been taking biotin 5000 mcg for a little over a month and I just stopped it last week because I realized it was causing acne. Help!
For my hairs I want to take biotin but having little acne problem can biotin increase it to more?
I suspect so: I could not find a study, but if anecdotal evidence is to be trusted on the basis of a great many self-reports -- unlike most other nutritional supplements -- i'll trust the popular experience of humankind. Especially if you're taking it just for your hair, it may be wise to stop. A few folks must take generous amounts of biotin for a genetic illness; if so, consider prescription rx for the acne. ...Read more
Does biotin 5000mcg has any side effects? I have acne prone skill, I heard that it breaks people out..
It may!: Biotin is widely available as a supplement in a number of different preparations. The adequate intake for adults is 30 micrograms per day. Therefore, a 5, 000 microgram biotin supplement is very high potency. Scientists have yet to determine the safety of such high-potency individual vitamins. ...Read more
Why the biotin?: Who's told you to take biotin? Take an antibiotic for acne only on a physician's advice and NEVER as the sole treatment, only as an adjunct to topical benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid or salicylic acid. Acne is serious business especially now that you're getting older. You'll need guidance from your own physician here. ...Read more
I'm starting to take 5mg of biotin to help with my hair becoming thinner and thinner, I read 1 of the side effects of taking biotin is acne...But would this side effect occur with just taking a low dosage 5mg a day?
No one knows: The internet is full of accounts of folks who believe big doses of biotin help hair, cradle cap, diabetes and much else. 5 mg is 5000 micrograms, in the lowish-range. Seems safe. The online reports from users are anecdotal; anyone can have a single pimple or short acne flare at any time, and people taking huge doses don't predictably get acne. Suspect "faces in the clouds". Peace and health. ...Read more
Is it safe to use Cephalexin 500/twice a day against Acne for a period of 6 months. Should I use any Biotin at least?
Safe is relative: It is a utilized therapy for acne, as are several other oral antibiotics. But anytime you undertake long term antibiotic use, there is a chance of an adverse effect like antibiotic associated diarrhea, c.diff colitis, alterations in the natural bacteria of your body, resistant microbes. With that said, it's still rather safe. ...Read more
Been taking biotin as supplement everyday. It made me my skin more smooth, no acne anymore & hair grew fast! Is it a miracle vitamin? Love the changes!
Cause or coincidence: Now you know what a "testimonial" is. A testimonial is something you say happened to you, such as "I stopped eating plums, and my skin is much smoother". It often is a coincidence, the things that are happening, and are not "cause and effect". That means "not eating plums" does not cause skin changes, but both things occurred around the same time. Coincidences can fool you, if you let them. ...Read more
Green tea and acne connection? Recently I have been drinking large amounts of it coupled with high doses of Biotin. My acne scars are nearly gone.
Difficult to know...: There are many anecdotes that topical green tea bags cures people's acne, but there is little in the way of any research, let alone double blind, placebo-controlled trials, which are the gold standard of assessing a potential treatment. Nevertheless many people think that green tea cures acne, possibly due to antioxidants known to be in green tea. It would be useful to investigate this further. ...Read more
Does Nexplanon have interaction with Differin gel or Glycolic acid/ urea containing lotion for acne? How about with Biotin?
I have started biotin 3000mcg and folic acid supplements today. Will this cause cystic acne as I have been reading or is it safe?
No---BUT: Since you are never going to be pregnant, you will derive no benefit from folic acid. There is no valid evidence of any benefit to any person in any way for biotin. Biotin is promoted very aggressively, so there must be significant benefits to those who sell it. Folic acid is used when a person takes methotrexate, is clearly indicated for women who plan to be pregnant, and in rare cases of folic a. ...Read more
Is it safe to take vitamin C, biotin 1000 mcg and vitamin E daily to help with my hair growth and acne. If not what can I take to help?
Acne: Nothing that you mentioned really works.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it safe to take skin, hair, and nail vitamins (5000 mcg of biotin) with doxycycline (for acne)?
I take biotin 10, 000 mcg Solgar. And so far I'm breaking out so much and getting painful itchy back acne. Help? I need biotin for hair loss nd thining
Not the biotin: Biotin is used to help with hair loss and nail growth as well as some skin conditions. It should not cause back acne or rashes unless you are allergic to it. You can try decreasing the dose or holding it for a few weeks to see if your acne improves but if it doesn't you should see your doctor to discuss causes and treatment options. ...Read more
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
Can I take biotin together with vitamin b complex to tame my acne? Can I use benzoyl peroxide aswel? Which one is more effective, cream or gel?
I have severe acne for the past 4 month due to stress and hormone unbalance. I'm prescribed with vitamin H but it doesn't help. What else can I take?
Find other physician: "Vitamin H" (biotin) is an inappropriate choice for acne treatment. Acne is not caused by stress, and your hormonal milieu might be managed by going on the oral contraceptive pill, getting more exercise, and/or some other intervention. Bad acne requires topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid plus prescription-strength meds (antibiotic, spironolactone and/or isotretinoin). Get seen soon. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on why you are taking the supplement. The only condition that biotin treats is a true biotin deficiency. If you have this the recommended dose is 100-1000mcg. The recommended daily dose for dietary supplementation is 30mcg. ...Read more
Depends: Biotin deficiency is rare and there is no set daily allowance in the us. Biotin is also known as vitamin h or vitamin b7 and is necessary for cell growth, the production of fatty acids, and the metabolism of fats and amino acids. High dosages in the range of 5, 000 mcg are often used for hair loss, skin and nail problems and and to help with sugar metabolism issues. ...Read more
Not proven: Goldenseal is a herb found from the northeast to Arkansas. It contains berberine which has been used in several medical conditions without proof. Most of the constituents in Goldenseal are poorly absorbed and amounts off berberine are variable. There are much better treatments for acne available so check with a dermatologist ...Read more
High dose: It is a high dose and has been recommended by some dermatologists and alternate medicine practitioners for hair loss at dose of 2000 to 10000 micrograms. It is considered a safe supplement with minimal side effects like nausea, pain, stress;anxiety, diarrhea and chest pain.And rarely itching. ...Read more
"Healthy"? ..: It is not toxic; "healthy" is a very individual matter; what is healthy for one person may not be healthy for another. This is why physicians interview and examine patients before they recommend specific treatment. ...Read more
Lots of choices: It depends on what type of acne you have. Benzoyl peroxide, which is over the counter, is used for papular and pustular acne, which is the red inflamed acne. Tretinion is used for comedonal acne. Topical antibiotics are another choice for acne. More than one treatment is often needed depending on your skin. Your doctor will need to look at your skin to help you choose the right medication. ...Read more