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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. Gregory Moneta
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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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