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Can prenatal vitamins cure acne?

Can prenatal vitamins cure acne?

No: I'm sorry anyone told you something so foolish. They're good for you and for baby, but if you have acne while you are pregnant, your best choice is topical benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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Does prenatal vitamins help with acne?

Does prenatal vitamins help with acne?

No: Your mainstay of treatment is topical benzoyl peroxide; if this fails after two weeks, get a prescription from your physician. Acne is a serious, chronic disease that can be managed until it eventually remits on its own. You deserve effective treatment. ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins be used to cure acne?

Can prenatal vitamins be used to cure acne?

No: Acne results from oil overproduction (often due to hormones), clogged pores, p acnes bacteria, & resultant inflammation from your immune system recognizing infection. Effective acne treatments target these causes: benzoyl peroxide & antibiotics kill bacteria, retinoids decrease oil, salicyclic acid & retinoids unclog pores, oral contraceptives target hormones. ...Read more

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Best prenatal vitamins to take?

Best prenatal vitamins to take?

Ideally with 5-MTHF: Most prenatals are fairly similar but there's a subtle yet important difference. About 30% of people can't convert Folic Acid to its active form, l-5-mthf, so to be on the safe side it's best to take one with that form like prenatal nutrients (pure encapsulations), basic prenatal (thorne) or prenatal pro (designs for health). These also have biotin, which is important, & natural e, not synthetic. ...Read more

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When should you take prenatal vitamins?

When should you take prenatal vitamins?

Three months before: Three months before your pregnancy if you can anticipate. ...Read more

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When should you start prenatal vitamins?

Before pregnancy!: If you are planning on getting pregnant then it is wise to start prenatal vitamins before you are pregnant to assure you are getting adequate Folic Acid to prevent a birth defect called neural tube defect. Most people don't know they are pregnant until the fetus is 2-3 weeks old. It is crucial to have adequate Folic Acid in those initial days of development, so don't wait until you know for sure! ...Read more

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When should you stop taking prenatal vitamins?

When should you stop taking prenatal vitamins?

No rules: There is no benefit to you with the extra cost prenatal vitamins. Not sure why you would be taking them over any other brand of multi-vitamin. ...Read more

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What happen if you take two prenatal vitamins?

What happen if you take two prenatal vitamins?

Nausea?: Some pregnant women get anusea from prenatal vitamins taken during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Otherwise it's harmless. ...Read more

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Is it OK to give Sr citizen prenatal vitamins?

Is it OK to give Sr citizen prenatal vitamins?

Other option better: No harm in it, really, but a prenatal vitamin may not contain the amount of other vitamins and minerals (like calcium and vitamin d) recommended for this age. A multivitamin specifically formulated for older men or women would be a better option. ...Read more

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What is the best way to take prenatal vitamins?

What is the best way to take prenatal vitamins?

Any way: Chewables or tablet form, as long as you can tolerate taking the vitamins, that is what is important. Prenatal vitamins are SUPPLEMENTS to a healthy, well-balanced diet. In addition, if you are planning to conceive, best to start a prenatal or multivitamin supplement (extra folic acid) 2-3 months prior to conception and throughout the first trimester. I personally prefer DHA in the prenatals. ...Read more

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Is taking two prenatal vitamins a day truly unsafe?

Is taking two prenatal vitamins a day truly unsafe?

Its fine: No, it will be fine. It just might upset your stomach. ...Read more

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Are there any risks associated with taking prenatal vitamins?

No: Prenatal vitamins contain the exact amount of daily vitamins that are essential for you and the baby, to the contrary, multivitamins may contain more of some certain vitamins that may not be safe. ...Read more

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Are prenatal vitamins really all that important for women nowadays?

Are prenatal vitamins really all that important for women nowadays?

Good idea.: The neural tube closes during the first few weeks of pregnancy, often before a patient knows they are pregnant. Folic acid (found in prenatal vitamins) is important for correct closure. So I recommend taking them if you are planning to get pregnant. **. ...Read more

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Can there be something else I could take instead of prenatal vitamins?

Can there be something else I could take instead of prenatal vitamins?

Regular multi vit: Try a regular multiple vitamin with minerals
it is about the same thing. ...Read more

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I'm living in the philippines what kind of prenatal vitamins should I need to take?

I'm living in the philippines what kind of prenatal vitamins should I need to take?

One you like: Honestly there is very little difference from one prenatal vitamin to the other beside the color of the box. All have adequate folic acid. Find one you like and take it daily. ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins make you nauseated?

Can prenatal vitamins make you nauseated?

Trial and error.: Sure, many women report that prenatal vitamins increase their nausea. You can decide which pnv brand best suits your needs and causes the least nausea; many of my patients like the walgreen's pnvs. Centrum specialist pnvs are probably the best product. If you cannot tolerate any, you can simply take 1-5 mg of folic acid, 325 mg of ferrous sulfate, and 1-2 grams of calcium daily orally instead. ...Read more

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Can taking prenatal vitamins make you fertile?

Can taking prenatal vitamins make you fertile?

Unlikely: It is unlikely that your fertility hinges on your multivitamin intakes. Often your body is able to absorb important nutrients from the food we eat. A multivitamin may not be the determining factor. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of prenatal vitamins; any at all?

What are the side effects of prenatal vitamins; any at all?

Depends: Some people are sensitive to certain brands or vitamin combinations. Nausea, constipation, vomiting can occur with iron. Too much vitamin a can caused raised intracraniel pressure (headache vomiting or worse) magnesium can sometimes cause diarrhea. You can be allergic to any medication (rash or worse). ...Read more

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My daughter took one of my prenatal vitamins is that ok she is going to be 7 in October?

My daughter took one of my prenatal vitamins is that ok she is going to be 7 in October?

Prenatal Vit in 7 yo: She will be fine. Make sure she drinks plenty of water. However, I strongly advise that you keep all of your medications stored away from your child's reach. Many children are harmed/have accidental overdoses from taking adult medication. Safety and prevention is extremely important!! ...Read more

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Could prenatal vitamins be causing nausea?

Could prenatal vitamins be causing nausea?

Yes: Vitamins can sometimes cause nausea, especially some b vitamins and zinc, both of which are found in prenatal vitamins. Try taking after a meal. If that does not work try a different brand- you may tolerate some more than others... ...Read more

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Should I chew or swallow prenatal vitamins?

Either is fine: Whether you chew or swallow prenatal vitamins, should not effect the efficacy of the vitamin. Choose whichever method you are more comfortable with. ...Read more

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Should I take codliver oil and prenatal vitamins?

Yes but...: You can take both but be sure that the cod-liver oil is independently tested to have no mercury, pcbs and dioxins. This is true for everyone but especially if you plan to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Why are prescription prenatal vitamins so expensive?

Drug company profits: Pharmaceutical companies tend to charge a lot of money for their products. There is absolutely no advantage to taking a prescription prenatal vs. An over-the-counter, in fact many non-prescription ones are superior. Excellent brands like new chapter, designs for health ; rainbow light cost $20-30 a month but less expensive yet adequate brands are available. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be constipated from prenatal vitamins?

Is it normal to be constipated from prenatal vitamins?

Yes: Yes, constipation is usually due to the iron content in the prenatal vitamins. Some prenatal vitamins will contain a stool softener to help with the constipation. Remember also that pregnancy itself will at times lead to constipation due to the hormone Progesterone which slows the transit time through the bowels. Increased fluids and high fiber foods will help. ...Read more

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