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Does Biotin Make You Break Out
Not supposed: Biotin or other inert compound in the same pill as anything else may cause allergies especially if taken from animal origen. What kind of breakout is giving you? Itchy wheals scattered throughout the body? Swelling of lips, tongue or throat? Wheezing? Depending upon how fast the reaction is after intake the more serious it is. Consider other causes too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My hair hasn't grown at all in 3 years. I tried biotin and it didn't work and made me break out. How do I make my hair grow? And fast
Dermatologist: Visit a dermatologist who will evaluate your hair situation and order any advisable tests such as thyroid function. If no medical problems are uncovered and no specific treatment is needed, see a skilled hairdresser who will advise you about your current hair situation and its proper care. ...Read more
Is it true that taking biotin can make you break out? What are the side effect of taking biotin? I just want to use it for hair growth.
There are reports: from people that they broke out on it. There are reports it treats acne http://www.progressivehealth.com/biotin-acne.htm First, note that it is a required vitamin that is always present in you. Second, realize there is zero scientific or even slightly organized data to support either view. Might be helpful for hair if you have a deficiency. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20690572 cannot say ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ppl say biotin breaks ppl out alot. Some say b5 vitamins helps clear it. What b5 vitamin should I buy? & is it bad at 17 to take 1 of each everyday?
Listen to your body: Every one is different. Many factors can influence acne breakouts. Biotin can aggravate acne in some people. Pantothenic acid can help some people with acne prone skin. Start with lowering stress, a good night sleep, eating healthy fresh vegetables and fruit , and getting good exercise through the day. ...Read more
No: However, if you have a rash for more than 2 week or you're systemically sick or the rash is obviously dangerous-looking, get seen. And be sure you know what you're really taking -- somebody who'd recommend "biotin for hair and nails" may actually be selling you goodness-knows-what. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After wearing fake nails for so long my nails are weak and break very easily. Will a biotin supplement help and if so how much should I take?
No: Biotin is a waste of money at any dose. A nail is not a living tissue. It cannot repair itself. You will grow a complete replacement nail in 6 months. The quality of that nail is largely related to how successfully you avoid injuries to it. Avoid glue, solvents, tapes. Minimize wet work. Never push or pinch or cut the cuticle in any way.Keep nails very short and do not attempt to clean under them. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On hair, skin and nails vitamins with 3000 mcg of biotin for at least 4 years now.@1daily for 2 months and then a break.can I go up to 5000 mcgbiotin?
Yes, totally safe: Biotin is extremely safe, in fact there is absolutely no known toxicity from any amount of biotin. 5000 mcg may sound like a lot, but it's the same as 5 mg, which may not sound like much. Whether it helps you is another question; it will help if you are deficient but deficiency is uncommon. Advise continuing the Skin, Hair and Nails vitamin too. See http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/vitamins/biotin ...Read more
Yes: It is indicated for biotin deficiency. Their is no standardized test for Biotin deficiency. Hence clinical signs like hair thinning, rash, depression, tingling of arms and legs. May be associated with Diabetics, pregnancy, rapid weight loss and malabsorption. Doses are adjusted for age ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Biotin: Biotin is vitamin b7, and is water-soluble. It most often comes in "mcg" doses -- there are 1000 mcg in 1 mg. Deficiencies are rare, as daily needs are small (around 50 mcg/day in adults) and it's abundant in food. Long-term antiseizure meds or antibiotics, intestinal malabsorption, & eating raw egg whites can lead to biotin deficiency. If you have one of these issues, 1mg is okay. ...Read more
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