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I started taking 2 weeks ago vitamin B12 sub ling and magnesium I'm also using jojoba oil on my skin after I bathe. But I got a rash and its spreading.

I started taking 2 weeks ago vitamin B12 sub ling and magnesium I'm also using jojoba oil on my skin after I bathe. But I got a rash and its spreading.

Allergic?: I'd first consider the jojoba oil. You may likely be allergic to it or a component of the oil mixture. Stop and give your skin a few days to see if it starts clearing. If not, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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I have all symptoms for geographc tongue, it gets worse when I have vitamin B12 injections. \ have a rash on both wrists all the time too?

I have all symptoms for geographc tongue, it gets worse when I have vitamin B12 injections. \ have a rash on both wrists all the time too?

Eval needed: Geographic tongue is completely benign, not related to vitamins deficiency and does not need treatment. The rash on your wrists is not related to geographic tongue. Talk to the physician that is treating you for your B12 deficiency about your symptoms. ...Read more

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I m 18 yrs and I have deficiency of vitamin B12 and calcium and my skin is dull and I want healthy skin.

I m 18 yrs and I have deficiency of vitamin B12 and calcium and my skin is dull and I want healthy skin.

Hypocalcemia: Vitamin B12 is not uncommonly encountered in clinical practice & can be do to lack of dietary intake or poor absorption from the GI track. Low calcium is less commonly encountered in clinical practice and always requires further medical evaluation. If both calcium and vit B12 are low, chances are other vitamins and minerals are low as well. This should be discussed with a doctor in person. ...Read more

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Why does my vitamin B12 make my skin break out?

Why does my vitamin B12 make my skin break out?

What form of B12?: B12 can be replaced with liquid sublingual, pill for sub lingual or intramuscular shots. Yo can be alergic to something in the particular product you are using. Talk to your doctor. Have your blood level and CBC checked and keep the serum B12 above 350 throughout your entire life. ...Read more

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I have red bumps on left side of tongue. Not sore. I am also vitamin B12 defiency. What could it be. I'm getting injections every week. Then 3 months?

I have red bumps on left side of tongue. Not sore. I am also vitamin B12 defiency. What could it be. I'm getting injections every week. Then 3 months?

Vitamin B12 Deficien: Bumps on tongue can be caused by VitB12 Deficiency. Other causes are Smoking, Canker Sores and viral infections
Consult your doctor if it is painful and a concern for you ...Read more

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I took vitamin b12 days ago I don't know if this is related or not I drink Gatorade or go poop. I have a lot of pressure on the head. Got vp shunt.?

I took vitamin b12 days ago I don't know if this is related or not I drink Gatorade or go poop. I have a lot of pressure on the head. Got vp shunt.?

I'm not sure: What you are specifically asking about, the question is a little unclear, but if you have a VP shunt and are experiencing increasing headaches/head pressure, you need to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Do I have a vitamin B12 deficiency or MS? I'm 19, female with tingling, numbness in head/scalp, feet, legs, and hands. Muscle spasm? Anxiety maybe?

Do I have a vitamin B12 deficiency or MS? I'm 19, female with tingling, numbness in head/scalp, feet, legs, and hands. Muscle spasm? Anxiety maybe?

Most likely anxiety: Most likely anxiety but a good idea to get checked out by the physician and try to rule out some of those other possibilities ...Read more

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Dermatology allergic skin rash from vitamin E cream, what to do?

Dermatology allergic skin rash from vitamin E cream, what to do?

Stop the cream: Try OTC hydrocortisone and if not clear in a week or two see derm for higher strength prescription to clear rash. Add antihistamine for any itching ...Read more

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What mineral is part of vitamin b12?

What mineral is part of vitamin b12?

Cobalt: There is a tiny cobalt ion in the middle of this huge molecule. ...Read more

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What is the use of vitamin B12 in general?

What is the use of vitamin B12 in general?

B12: B12 injections are believed to boost energy, reduce stress symptoms & weight. ...Read more

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What all does vitamin B12 do for the body?

What all does vitamin B12 do for the body?

Vitamin B12: (cobalamin) supports development of myelin on nerves & red blood cells. It is sometimes called the "energy vitamin". REF: http://www. Vitamins-and-health-facts. Com/vitamin-b12-cobalamin-facts-benefits-overdose-deficiency-symptoms. Html ...Read more

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Is it possible to take excessive vitamin b12?

Is it possible to take excessive vitamin b12?

No: This is a water soluble vitamin and the body will lose excess by urination. However moderation is an important rule of thumb and there is no reason to take more than 1, 000 units a day even in documented deficiency. ...Read more

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Optional. How can I do vitamin B12 injections?

Optional. How can I do vitamin B12 injections?

Why?: If you think that you are B12 deficient, get it checked out. You don't take injections for fun or to "supply good health". ...Read more

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What does a high level of vitamin B12 do to me?

What does a high level of vitamin B12 do to me?

Nothing.: None toxic and will simply be urinated out, after your body's stores are filled. I take 2500mcg/day! For years! ...Read more

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Can a vitamin B12 cause someonr to forget words?

Can a vitamin B12 cause someonr to forget words?

B12 deficiency: Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause many problems, including anemia (along with folate (folic acid) deficiency); fatigue; weakness; weight loss; and neurological changes like numbness & tingling extremities, trouble with balance, and confusion, depression & dementia. The latter 2 can produce cognitive changes including trouble w/memory. Workup of this includes checking B12 & folate (folic acid) levels -- your doc can help! ...Read more

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What are the best natural ways to get vitamin b12?

Organ meats: Yes that's right. Organ meats such as liver are great sources. But unless you enjoy eating that kind of food, I recommend a pharmaceutical grade methyl-b12. I do not lke the cyano B12 becuase of the cyanide group attached to the b12. B12 is also known as cobalamin. ...Read more

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What effects can I expect if I take pure vitamin b12?

What effects can I expect if I take pure vitamin b12?

Sublingual B 12: For convenience, sublingual b 12 is the best choice. Oral b 12 has to travel through the GI system and most of it is destroyed. If you take the kind that melts under your tongue it will go directly into your blood stream and will you absorb most of it. Peace and good health. Helpful for vegetarians, low energy, more. ...Read more

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Vitamin B12 422ng/l, will raising this be of any benefit?

Vitamin B12 422ng/l, will raising this be of any benefit?

Yes: Your B12 is certainly on the low side.
http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/b12-deficiency. Html. ...Read more

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Is there any way to increase vitamin B12 clearance from the body from taking too much?

Don't worry: You can't overdose on it. Anybody who may have suggested otherwise is mistaken. You can overdose on vitamin a and vitamin d. ...Read more

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Does vitamin B12 really give u energy?

Does vitamin B12 really give u energy?

Perception: Many people perceive a feeling of increased energy with b12. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to get too much vitamin b12?

Is it dangerous to get too much vitamin b12?

Vit. B12: B vitamins do not stay in your body and if not used by you they are excreted in the urine, therefore excessive amounts of B12 will not hurt you. ...Read more

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Any relation between diabetic and vitamin b12?

Any relation between diabetic and vitamin b12?

Diabetes & B12: Well, what comes to mind is B12 deficiency that can be caused by metformin, which is a common diabetic medication. Also B12 deficiency can cause peripheral neuropathy similar to diabetic peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to take too much vitamin b12? I'm taking 2500mcg daily.

No: It's very safe. If you are taking it as an oral supplement, be sure you are able to absorb it by this route -- many people who are deficient cannot. Your physician knows how to tell. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm 22 and taking a vitamin B12 everyday. Is that bad? What will it do for me?

I'm 22 and taking a vitamin B12 everyday. Is that bad? What will it do for me?

Probably won't hurt: But may not help. Vitamin B12 is important for the functioning of every cell in the body. It is only available in animal products as plants cannot make it, so if you are vegan it is important to supplement with vitamins. There are many other reasons to take it - long term antacid use is one thing that can lower B12 absorption. Some people need methyl b12, the active form. See mthfr. Net. ...Read more

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Does vitamin B12 cause bloating?

Does vitamin B12 cause bloating?

B12: Does not cause bloating. Sometimes pill additves and fillers have allergens like corn starch that may cause bloating. ...Read more

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Can vitamin B12 inhibit muscle growth?

Can vitamin B12 inhibit muscle growth?

No: B12 does not inhibit muscle growth, in fact it's a natural part of our body. It is essential in making dna, the genetic material in all living cells, and is involved in cellular metabolism. B12 lowers homocysteine levels, a protein that has been associated with an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and dementia. Adding B12 injections should increase your energy level and improve your mood! ...Read more

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Can I take vitamin B12 while pregnant?

Yes: Yes, but be reasonable. A good thing to take is a prenatal vitamin. If you take that and a balanced diet, you will be fine. Babies need certain amounts of vitamins, but not mega-doses. Ask you ob-gyn what a good pnv is, as they likely have all kinds of samples from various drug reps. ...Read more

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Is taking vitamin B12 good for more energy?

Is taking vitamin B12 good for more energy?

No: Vitamin B12 is commonly thought of as a vitamin that improves energy. This is a common misconception. Individuals who have B12 deficiency may become anemic causing tiredness. In these individuals, a B12 shot will improve anemia and thus improve energy. However, non-anemic individuals who receive a B12 injection will not have more energy. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would vitamin B12 1500 mcg give me energy?

Depends: If your fatigue is due to a B12 deficiency, then yes, correcting that deficiency would improve your energy levels. ...Read more

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Is 1500 pg/ml blood result for vitamin B12 dangerous?

Is 1500 pg/ml blood result for vitamin B12 dangerous?

No: It probably means that B12 is accumulating and not being used. Folate (folic acid) may be high also. In a case that I reported, symptoms disappeared and B12 and folate (folic acid) dropped to normal levels when the patient received large doses of b1. (lonsdale d. Recurrent febrile lymphadenopathy treated with large doses of vitamin b1: report of two cases. Dev pharmacol ther 1980;1:254-64. Ask your doc: see if he can find. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to use insulin needles for vitamin b12?

Is it possible for you to use insulin needles for vitamin b12?

Not usually: Insulin needles are small in bore and short since Insulin is given into the subcutaneous (subq) tissue. B12 is given into muscle so the needle bore is also small but the length is longer to reach the muscle which is below the subq area. In general then, Insulin needles are not long enough to reach the correct depth for injection of b12. ...Read more

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What can deficient in vitamin B12 be a sign of or precursor to?

A form of anemia: An uncommon but possible form of anemia in a 32 year old woman the common medical term is pernicious anemia. It is usually found on routine blood testing. ...Read more

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What do you think, could methylcobol increase vitamin B12 levels in the blood?

What do you think, could methylcobol increase vitamin B12 levels in the blood?

Not available in US: In us we use vitb12 injectable, nasal spray or orally to correct vit B12 deficiency. ...Read more

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What are the differences between vitamin B12 methylcobalamin, cyanocobalamin, and methylcyanocobalamin?

See below: The body needs to methylate B-12 so it becomes biologically active to engage in chemical reactions, so the methylated forms are in that category, and the other would need chemical transformation to be active.
Lately, there seem to be some concerns regarding safety and efficacy of the cyanocobalamin, but not a proven fact. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for vitamin B12 overdose?

What is the treatment for vitamin B12 overdose?

Vitamin B12 overdose: Too much vitamin B12 can cause mild diarrhea, skin rashes, hives, breathing problems, heart palpitations, panic attacks, and insomnia. The symptoms typically disappear within a few hours, as the excess B12 is flushed from the system, so no specific treatment is required. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency?

What are the symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency?

B12 for red cells: Many people are B12 deficient. It's an important nutrient in red blood cell and nerve development. Symptoms of deficiency include: weakness, fast heart beat, pale skin, easy bruising, tingling or numbness in fingers and toes, difficulty walking, depression, memory loss and dementia. A significant factor in causes of this deficiency is the use of acid-reducing drugs for gerd. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a vitamin B12 deficiency?

Vit B 12 Deficiency: Lack of Vit B 12 can lead to Hypocobalaminemia. This can cause a slow degration of the spinal cord & brain. Problems may include: swollen tongue, anemia, sense of numbness & tingling in extremities, weakness, fatigue, problems walking, jaundice, depression, irritability, memory decline, cognitive dulling & eventually mania &/or psychosis. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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Vitamin B12 (Definition)

Vitamin B12 is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more