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5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it safe to take vitamin supplements such as Vitamin E and Fish Oil?

5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it safe to take vitamin supplements such as Vitamin E and Fish Oil?

Fish oil ok;? Vit E: Nutrition requirements for breast-feeding mothers are similar to those during pregnancy. Special attention to intake of protein, calcium, iron and vitamin C is advised. Fish oil supplements are likely safer than eater fish because of toxins found in some fish, but too much could increase risk of bleeding. Evidence about the safety of higher doses of vitamin E is inconclusive, so not recommended. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Is it safe to use silicone gel/sheets or vitamin E oil for scar treatment while breastfeeding? Will either help with a keloid?

Is it safe to use silicone gel/sheets or vitamin E oil for scar treatment while breastfeeding? Will either help with a keloid?

Safe but ineffective: While these are indeed safe to use while breastfeeding, spend the money buying a toy or cute outfit for your new baby as they will not be very effective in treating keloids. See a dermatologist for more appropriate options for your keloids. ...Read more

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Is a level of 10.8 mg vitamin E okay for breastfeeding mother or should it be higher? . And if it should be higher, is it safe to supplement with more?

Is a level of 10.8 mg vitamin E okay for breastfeeding mother or should it be higher? . And if it should be higher, is it safe to supplement with more?

Forget it!: There is little reason to believe that taking vitamine would help anyone. To get blood levels checked is certainly excessive and unnecessary as there is no medical condition I can think of that can be helped by doing what you are doing. ...Read more

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Vitamin e oil, good for scars?

Vitamin e oil, good for scars?

Helps soften: Topical vitamin e is one thing that will help soften scars and help them be less noticable. ...Read more

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Is vitamin E oil good for acne?

Is vitamin E oil good for acne?

No: Acne is partially caused by the over production of oils. Adding more oil to your skin will only make the situation worse. There needs to be an appropriate oil balance on the skin otherwise more acne will be produced. ...Read more

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Is vitamin E oil good for acne and acne scarsto put on my face?

Is vitamin E oil good for acne and acne scarsto put on my face?

Will disappont: The oil is shiny and will make the scars less visible as long as it's there. It will have no long-term effect. I'm sorry that your acne was not managed properly and you got scarred in the first place. This would be a great time to get with your personal physician especially if your Retin-A is not giving you adequate acne relief -- there's much more we can offer. ...Read more

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Is vitamin E oil good for acne scars?

Is vitamin E oil good for acne scars?

No: The oiliness will make them slightly less visible while it stays on your skin. I'm really sorry that your acne didn't get treated when it should have been. Nothing you can do will affect your scars, but a dermatologist can make them less visible with dermabrasion, filler, laser or microsurgery. It's your choice; especially if you're a man, note that several hollywood leads kept their for "tough". ...Read more

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Is vitamin E good for dry skin? I have quite a dry face. Is putting vitamin E oil on your face a good idea?

Is vitamin E good for dry skin? I have quite a dry face. Is putting vitamin E oil on your face a good idea?

Vitamin E: I do recommend vitamin for some skin conditions. But, I like the oral vitamin e as you do not cover the whole body and it gets to the areas and is not messy. Quite inexpensive to buy over the counter. ...Read more

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Is vitamin E oil still good after the expiration date?

You didn't tell us: How far past the expiration date. Don't recommend. ...Read more

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For how to get rid of eczema scars and found out that vitamin E oil helps. But I was just wondering, is it good for all skin types?

For how to get rid of eczema scars and found out that vitamin E oil helps. But I was just wondering, is it good for all skin types?

Vitamin E and scars: There is proof that vitamin e helps scars at all. In fact, you could be allergic to it, and then you will get a rash. ...Read more

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Is handmade cosmetic (often has olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, vitamin e, . ..) safe and good for our skin? I'm going to use a handmade soap.

Is handmade cosmetic (often has olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, vitamin e, . ..) safe and good for our skin? I'm going to use a handmade soap.

Yes: Oil ingredients that are healthful to ingest are normally healthy to use on the skin where they are often absorbed into the body. Many commercial products contain preservatives that are actually toxic or alter hormone states. ...Read more

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Is it good to use vitamin E oil (1 time on face) for mild acne-prone skin? Does it clog pores and can breakout more? (m using it 4 light redness)

Is it good to use vitamin E oil (1 time on face) for mild acne-prone skin? Does it clog pores and can breakout more? (m using it 4 light redness)

Yes, BUT: It will not be of any benefit unless you wish to oil your face. The masturbation is not relevant. If you wish for less acne a dermatologist will help you. Meanwhile you can try using tiny amounts of benzoyl peroxide gel. Look for the lowest %. 5% or lower. ...Read more

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How good is vitamin E oil at getting rid of acne scars?

Not effective: Acne scars are forever. Vitamin e oil in my experience is not good at treating these scars. The most effective means to treat acne scars (there are 3 types of acne scars) is usually to have skin resurfacing with an instrument called fraxel. You will need several treatments and they aren't cheap, but they are among the most effective and safest ways to treat acne scars. ...Read more

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Does vitamin E oil go bad?

Yes it can: Being a fat-soluble vitamin, vitamin e can go rancid. ...Read more

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Does 100 vitamin E oil really expire?

Vit E: Some oils, even the oils we use in cooking, can become rancid if too old. Best to check the dates of expiration on all oil products, including vitamins e, flaxseed oil, and the omega 3's. ...Read more

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Is it bad to use expired vitamin E oil?

Just not as effectiv: All chemical compounds deteriorate with time and become less potent. Generally, medications have a predicted effective-shelf-life. Fortunately meds often don't spoil, but can become less and less effective being left in cabinet too long after expiring. So, it may not be bad to take, but it may not have as much therapeutic value if expired too long. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can taking vitamin E oil do for you?

Nothing!: I would avoid anything focussed on vitamin-e...It is not required for good health. It actually might be harmful! ...Read more

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Can Vitamin E oil be prepared from evion Vit E capsule?

Can Vitamin E oil be prepared from evion Vit E capsule?

Yes.: Vitamin E (tocopherol) is a fat-soluable nutrient and antioxidant. It is naturally oily which is what makes it fat-soluable. Thus, yes Vit E oil can be prepared in part from Vit E capsules. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am allergic to vitamin E oil?

How to tell if I am allergic to vitamin E oil?

Exposure & symptoms: Theoretically, if a product is only oil without protein or carbohydrate, it would be highly unlikely to have trigger an allergic reaction. If symptoms occurred after ingestion or application and improved with avoidance of the product, then this is suspicious for an adverse reaction. An allergist can review the other ingredients as it may be a hidden allergen. ...Read more

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Can castor and vitamin E oil heal a scar?

Can castor and vitamin E oil heal a scar?

Massage is Good: The skin is a great barrier, and most oils cannot penetrate to the living cells. The massaging action of application does help. Vaseline works well to, better than mederma, and much less expensive. ...Read more

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Is rubbing fish oil and vitamin E on your butt safe?

Is rubbing fish oil and vitamin E on your butt safe?

Fish oil: If you rub fish oil on your butt and then try and sit, you might slip off the chair and get hurt. Not sure what good effects you'd expect from putting fish oil and e on your derriere. ...Read more

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Is taking vitamin E more helpful than taking fish oil?

Is taking vitamin E more helpful than taking fish oil?

Healthy living: There is no evidence that supplementation of vitamin E improves health outcomes in healthy children or adults. In patients without special indications avoid taking daily supplements containing high doses (>400 IU) of vitamin E. If you want to take fish oil supplement for healthy living then you could take 1 gram/day although longterm benefits are not proven. ...Read more

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Extra virgin oil contains vitamin e, is this safe for pregnancy?

EVOO is good: The amount of vitamin e that one would consume in a normal amount of food with extra virgin olive oil should be safe to consume. Just don't go and drink a whole cup of oil at once. ...Read more

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Can Mederma and vitamin E oil both be used on scars at the same time?

Can Mederma and vitamin E oil both be used on scars at the same time?

Certainly, but why?: A pretty good study has shown them to be equivalently effective, so why use both? Save your money and just use the vitamin e. ...Read more

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If you have an allergic reaction to putting vitamin E oil on your skin. What can I do?

If you have an allergic reaction to putting vitamin E oil on your skin. What can I do?

Stop using it: If you develop an allergic skin reaction to a chemical, first stop using it. If this is not enough, try Hydrocortisone 1% otc for a few days. If no better, see a physician. ...Read more

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Should vitamin E oil be applied before fade cream?

Can be!: Apply after! But can be apllied together, but the fade cream will be diluted and less potent. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could find vitamin E oil in a pharmacy?

Can you tell me if I could find vitamin E oil in a pharmacy?

Vitamin E: Yes, you can find bottles of vitamin E in most drug stores. They also have it in capsule form. Look for "mixed tocopherols" to get the best quality. Be sure to consult w/doctor first. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How can you use vitamin E oil on oily skin?

Vitamin e oil: Vitamin e may be beneficial when taken internally but it does not particularly benefit the skin. Some people use it to improve scars, but experiments show that it does not help and in fact a number of people became allergic to the topical vitamin e. ...Read more

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What does vitamin E oil do for skin and hair?

What does vitamin E oil do for skin and hair?

Not much...: ...Other than plug up some oil glands. Despite what you read on-line concerning its miraculous ability to heal scars and heaven knows what else, there is no credible evidence of any beneficial effects from topical application of vitamin e oil. Sorry, but that's the honest answer. ...Read more

Tocopherol (Definition)

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Dr. Alfredo Sadun
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Vitamin E (Definition)

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