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Dry Lips 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. ...Read more
My hair is super dry n tangled and breaking from middle. Dont 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. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi there, I am suffering from very very dry lips for over 2yrs and cannot find any solutions.Chap sticks, vitamins, petroleum jelly.Nothing works?
Try Aquaphor: I've had a lot of success with this product. It has the right consistency, is non-irritating, and lasts awhile. It can be expensive, so try a small jar, or ask your doctor if she/he has a sample. Sometimes pediatricians get lots of sample of this. Feel better! ...Read more
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How long after a person stops taking a multivitamin might he get a vitamin deficiency in the u.S.?
It depends: Each vitamin is essential to your body for a different reason. A deficiency in one may have symptoms different than others. If you suspect a deficiency, speak to your physician. Most deficiencies, including vitamin d, can be addressed by a proper diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do you ask?: Nowadays, vitamin deficiency is only a rare cause of hair loss. If you make this assumption based on a charlatan's website, you'll end up buying something that won't work, and if you complain, you'll be told it was your fault. Biotin deficiency sufficient to cause hair loss is hard to get. Get with a competent physician if hair loss is a concern. ...Read more
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