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Are products with ceramides, hyaluronic acid, cholesterol and niacinamide generally helpful for oily, sensitive facial skin Dx seborrheic dermatitis?
No: These are very useful for DRY skin and eczema. Seborrheic dermatitis will respond to an azole cream such as ketoconazole, clotrimazole, or miconazole. Topical steroids are very effective but on the face calcineurin inhibitors are preferred. Washing with a dandruff shampoo, typically in a shower, can be very beneficial. Some meds and vitamins aggravate it. ...Read more
For what condition?: Jamieson's b complex 100 mg is a timed-release product. B vitamins are also water-soluble, so that any excess your body does not need will be excreted. Taking vitamin b6 (pyridoxine) at 1-6 grams (not milligrams as in this preparation) per day over many months can cause a sensory neuropathy. For most people, the 50mg b complex would be enough -- if you have poor diet & stress, maybe need more. ...Read more
Would it be a good homemade topical moisturizer, to combine coconut oil with vitamin C powder (ascorbic acid)?
B Complex: Niacinamide, another byproduct of vitamin b, serves as an effective skin-lightening agent. In one clinical investigation, patients with hyperpigmentation applied a moisturizer containing five percent niacinamide. Four weeks later, computer analysis of the hyperpigmentation and skin color revealed a decrease in hyperpigmentation along with an increase in skin lightness. ...Read more
Would it be good to combine vitamin C crystals (absorbic acid) with coconut oil for a good topical antioxidant combination?
Hmm..: There is actually liposomal glutathione available that can be applied to skin. Sometimes it is combined with superoxide dismutase. ...Read more
Olive leaf extract: There is always a sales pitch for otc cures which have not been subjected to controlled trials, and the snake oil purveyors still make a profit. Not to say this may not work for some people, but don't you think if it were beneficial that you would not have to ask this question? Try it, you have nothing to lose but your $. ...Read more
Hypoparathyriodism...Any new studies for hope? 24 pills a day is taxing. Cacitriol, calcium, fish oil, water pill to absorb, multi vit., potasium.
Is handmade cosmetic (often has olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, vitamin e, ...) safe and good for our skin? I'm going to use a handmade soap.
What is this rash? I've used salicylic, hydrocortisone, vitamin E oil, coconut oil, corn starch, baking soda - not sweating.
Is b complex vitamin good for cancer patient ? And does surbex xt medicine contain b complex vitamin?
Unknown &controversy: There is not enough science to answer this definitively. I think yes. One of the best studies was done by abam hoffer md who showed dramatic increases in survival in cancer patients who took high doses of b complex, beta carotene, e, c, selenium & zinc. See http://cancertherapies.Org/bkinfo.Htm no one has studied b vits alone. Surbex xt has four b vitamins but not the full b complex. ...Read more
Can I use homemade natural moisturisers consisting of only oils and aloe vera, daytime, replacing it with creams with chemicals available in market?
Sure you can: But they will be less effective. They will not be safer or cheaper. ...Read more