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Does Extra Dietary Iron Affect The Skin
It can: In genetically susceptible individuals iron is absorbed in excess and gets deposited in many organs, including skin. It makes the person looks like having a persistent tan. However, damage to the liver, heart, pancreas, and adrenals can have far more serious implications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much does hard water affect my skin? Found out our house has iron & calcium , & I have worsening skin dryness regardless of cleansers/creams used
So called: "Hard Water" does not by ITSELF cause the situation you describe. You need to stop all the lotions/creams etc etc and CONSULT a BOARD CERTIFIED DERMATOLOGIST. There are a whole "host" of skin disorders which appear to be just "dry skin" and need Prescription treatments to "fix" Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does the hair skin and nails dietary supplement from It Works affect birth control pills? My pharmacist said no, but I still wanted to ask you all.
Dietary supplements: as with all dietary supplements, the ingredients listed are not evaluated or confirmed by the FDA (food and drug administration) for amount or quality. Prior to starting any new medication, even if over-the-counter or "natural", you should consult with your physician. This is especially true when you take other medications, like birth control, which may not be as effective because of supplements. ...Read more
Essential fatty acid: Dietary fats, especially in fish, contain essential fatty acids such as omega 3 and 6 which are essential to maintain the proper barrier function of the skin. Deficiencies in these lead to severe scaling and dryness. ...Read more
Dark skin: If an iron infusion leaks outside the vein, it can definitely darken the skin. Intramuscular iron injections can stain too. Iron from our own blood cells leaking out from weak veins in our legs can also make our ankles dark. That's why people with swollen legs and bad circulation often have dark brown ankles. ...Read more
My one year old was burnt from the steam from the iron and now the burnt skin is coming off....Is that normal?
Full Thickness Burn: This describes a full thickness burn. Your toddler needs medical attention especially if the burn is to the face, fingers, over a joint. Small children move especially fast- it is important to keep hot items away from them. Perhaps having your child in playpen or crib may be safest while ironing. ...Read more
Find cause: Your physician will pursue a workup to explain your apparent (not proved) iron deficiency -- it may be as simple as heavy periods or a few pregnancies, or as potentially deadly as a gut cancer or ulcer. I hope you are not on an unhealthy diet -- an unsupplemented vegetable-based and an empty-calories diet are equally likely to make you sick with iron deficiency. Good luck. ...Read more
Healthy diet: Sources of iron - egg yolk, molasses, raisin bran, raisins, prunes, dried apricots, figs, kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans, lentils, split green peas, enriched cereals, enriched macaroni, spinach, greens, broccoli, lima beans, avocado. Cook in a cast iron pan. The following foods can help your body absorb iron better: orange, cantaloupe, strawberries, grapefruit, broccoli, brussels sprouts. ...Read more
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