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Doctor insights on: Dry Cracked Lips Vitamin Deficiency

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Dr. Bernard Seif Dr. Seif
Clinical Psychology
36 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Lips suddenly became dry, tight (at corners)& very chapped. Had angular cheilitis before so is this a recurring condition? No known vitamin deficiency

Lips suddenly became dry, tight (at corners)& very chapped. Had angular cheilitis before so is this a recurring condition? No known vitamin deficiency

Low oil in the: diet can produce dry and cracking skin. Check w/doc first but 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil daily may be helpful. You can dip bread in it, take it off the spoon, or put it in a shake. Avoid skin creams containing alcohol. I see that you also have dry hair. This may help w/that also. Peace and good health. Most make up is bad for skin, e.g., lipstick. Use a brand from the health food store.

Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Tracy Lovell Dr. Lovell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
17 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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Could my chonic dry eyes and the dryness at the corners of mouth be caused by vitamin deficiency?

Could my chonic dry eyes and the dryness at the corners of mouth be caused by vitamin deficiency?

See below: Possibly, but a number of conditions can be associated with with this such as sjogrens, hypothyoidism, and other conditions. See your doctor to be further evaluated.

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Dr. Ayisha Gani Dr. Gani
Internal Medicine
years in practice
Madurai University, Tirunelveli Medical College
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If you have a vitamin deficiency will it cause head parethesia or a head tingling sensation? If so what vitamin would you be deficient in?

If you have a vitamin deficiency will it cause head parethesia or a head tingling sensation? If so what vitamin would you be deficient in?

Vitamin deficiency: Vitamin deficiency can cause neuropathy not particularly head tingling or paresthesia. Usually b12 and folic acid are reported with neuropathy symptoms. You can try them but have it checked out, as this alone may not be the reason for it. Even if you take vitamins its not harmful

Dr. Inaam Schneider Dr. Schneider
Internal Medicine
40 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Please tell me what vitamin deficiency causes head aches, sleepiness, and pale skin?

Please tell me what vitamin deficiency causes head aches, sleepiness, and pale skin?

Iron Def Anemia: This is Iron Def Anemia., Most likely due to blood loss. In women in the reproductive age, it could be due to heavy menstruation. Other causes, maybe due to blood loss from the Gastro intestinal tract. It is detected by having a blood count. If YOU think you have any type of ANEMIA, please see your PCP for work up & Diagnosis.

Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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While stress/thyroid/vitamin deficiency can cause hair loss, is hair loss around the crown of the head normal?

While stress/thyroid/vitamin deficiency can cause hair loss, is hair loss around the crown of the head normal?

Male pattern loss: Hair loss around the crown of the head in men, is usually part of male pattern hair loss -- and while upsetting to many men, is "normal." http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/hair-loss-introduction-mens some research is now developing about vitamin d in this situation -- it's not ready for clinical application yet, as it's only gone as far as animal research.

Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Tingling all over whole body all the time now for over A week. It's in both arms, legs back, neck, head n moves. This must be a vitamin deficiency?

Tingling all over whole body all the time now for over A week. It's in both arms, legs back, neck, head n moves. This must be a vitamin deficiency?

Could be: A vitamin b 11 deficiency and can easily have it checked by a blood test. It does not sound like that however. You should probably have a full evaluation by your doc and maybe a neurological evaluation

Dr. Harold Fields Dr. Fields
Family Medicine
57 years in practice
University of Glasgow Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Sari Nabulsi Dr. Nabulsi
Pediatrics
years in practice
Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology
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Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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Would dry hair on babies mean vitamin deficiency?

Would dry hair on babies mean vitamin deficiency?

Dry hair: Dry hair in an infant could indicate an iron deficiency, vitamin A deficiency or a biotin deficiency

Dr. Deborah McGregor Dr. McGregor
Preventive Medicine
40 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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My hair is super dry n tangled and breaking from middle. Don't hv vitamin deficiency. What do I do plz help?

My hair is super dry n tangled and breaking from middle. Don't hv vitamin deficiency. What do I do plz help?

Consider pre-shampoo: Thank you for your question regarding dry and tangled hair with mid-strand breakage. Consider as a first step pre-conditioning your hair with generous swaths of coconut oil - root to tip- before using a gentle shampoo. Wash and condition as usual and note the effect for a month. Increase your intake of water and favor balanced meals. Let me know how this works for you.

Dr. Damien Luviano Dr. Luviano
Ophthalmology
14 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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My eyes are often sensitive to light, feel dry and they hurt. Is there a vitamin deficiency causing this? What can I take to better my eye health?

My eyes are often sensitive to light, feel dry and they hurt. Is there a vitamin deficiency causing this? What can I take to better my eye health?

Stepwise approach: Causes are multiple so cause is investigated. Sometimes it is a local problem such as allergies. Systemic problems such as rheumotoid arthritis treatment is stepwise. Local treatment such as drops is first. Prescription drops are next. Punctual plugs interfere with restasis. Here is our approach http://one. Aao. Org/asset. Axd? Id=900d3edd-65ce-4fc2-8a58-1cf8e17c20d5.

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Dr. Kathy Robinson Dr. Robinson
Family Medicine
28 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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Cracked lips is the problem I am facing.....I am using lip balm and vitamin capsules but there is no use....please suggest a solution. ..

Cracked lips is the problem I am facing.....I am using lip balm and vitamin capsules but there is no use....please suggest a solution. ..

Some suggestions: First of all make sure that you are not licking your lips as this dries them out even more. Keep lip balm on them at all times and try these more therapeutic types of lip balm, Kiehl's Lip Balm #1 or Aquaphor Healing Ointment. Next make sure that you are drinking adequate water, at least 48 oz per day and more is better. Try to minimize caffeinated beverages. Avoid alcohol and tobacco.

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Dr. Laura Cozzarelli Dr. Cozzarelli
Ophthalmology
22 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Lack of what vitamins can cause cracked lips? Since I had gastric bypass (5 yrs ago), my lips have been chronically cracked. It's really bad. I take all my vitamins. Labs ok. Do I need more vitamins?

Lack of what vitamins can cause cracked lips? Since I had gastric bypass (5 yrs ago), my lips have been chronically cracked. It's really bad. I take all my vitamins. Labs ok. Do I need more vitamins?

May be food allergy: Riboflavin (b2), zinc, or iron deficiency can cause cheilosis (cracked corners of mouth), so it may help to take higher doses of these due to possible absorption problems. Check with your doc. In addition to what's been said, you could have a chronic food allergy causing your cracked lips. Common causes include gluten/gliadin (wheat), dairy, soy, and eggs. An elimination diet may help.

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Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
Holistic Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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Does ppi s cause B12 vitamin deficiency?

Does ppi s cause B12 vitamin deficiency?

YES!: Ppi's make it difficult for us to absorb B12 as gastric hydrochloric acid is needed to absorb B12 & minerals as well as digest protein. These drugs are dangerous to take for more than a few weeks! They increase risk of osteoporosis & serious infections. See http://bit. Ly/1607tg3 re: B12 & http://bit. Ly/1b1avqs & http://bit. Ly/1ach2tw re: the serious hazards of ppi's & safe &superior alternatives.

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr Dr. Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
37 years in practice
The Dental School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
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What problems can a vitamin Deficiency cause.?

What problems can a vitamin Deficiency cause.?

Depends on Vitamin: Vitamins extremely common all foods, reason humans have not retained just a single gene/protein to make each out of whatever we eat. Vitamins sales are big business with lots of marketing & exempted from scientific evidence in us: DSHEA act 1994. Best eat real food, not all the abundant processed pretend food. If specific Vit. Deficiency suspected, measure from within body, set goal&target/replace

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Dr. Steven Charlap Dr. Charlap
Holistic Medicine
33 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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What is the most common type of vitamin deficiency?

Vitamin D: Although there is quite a debate ranging on what level defines a vitamin d deficiency and therefore it is hard to say precisely how many people actually have one, the lack of sun exposure for many people and poorer conversion among the elderly seems to be making this the number one deficiency.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Can you tell me how is vitamin deficiency calculated?

There are different: Normative values for different vitamins. For instance - vitamin D. Does your blood value fall within the normal range or below it? Additionally, does the person demonstrate signs of deficiency?

Dr. Valencia Porter Dr. Porter
Holistic Medicine
17 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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How can you make sure you don't get vitamin deficiency?

How can you make sure you don't get vitamin deficiency?

Eat real foods: Eating a variety of fresh, unprocessed foods can ensure that you are getting vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that are part of a balanced diet. Eat fruits and vegetables in all the colors of the rainbow (not artificial colors) - the colors show that the food has phyto (plant-based) nutrients. To make sure you cover all your bases you can also take a food-based vitamin-mineral supplement.

Dr. Steven Charlap Dr. Charlap
Holistic Medicine
33 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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How to find out if I have some sort of vitamin deficiency?

How to find out if I have some sort of vitamin deficiency?

Blood test: The only way to know definitively if you have a deficiency is to check your blood. Vitamin d, b12and folate are routine tests available in most labs and covered by insurance. The other vitamins usually require a special labs, are more expensive, and may not be covered under insurance.

Dr. Terri Washington Dr. Washington
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
12 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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What do you do to find out if you have a vitamin deficiency?

What do you do to find out if you have a vitamin deficiency?

See you doctor: Vitamin deficiencies can be checked by testing blood levels, see your doctor if concerned.

Dr. Thomas Namey
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