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Can vitamin E oil and a band-aid remove moles?

Can vitamin E oil and a band-aid remove moles?

NO: Moles are not out side the skin, vit e and other creams may clean if they are on outer surface of skin, but will not remove, some moles may become malignant melanomas, get it checked, and remove suspicious lesions. ...Read more

Dr. Lourdes Margarita Landron-Garcia
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Vitamin A (Definition)

Vitamin A helps form and maintain healthy teeth, skeletal and soft tissue, mucous membranes, and skin. It is also known as retinol because it produces the pigments in the retina of the eye. Vitamin A promotes good vision, especially in low light. It may also be needed ...Read more


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What is vitamin a for?

What is vitamin a for?

Vitamin A: See the following link: http://en. M.Wikipedia. Org/wiki/vitamin_a. ...Read more

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And what foods have high vitamin a?

And what foods have high vitamin a?

Usually...: Citrus foods, milk products (which are supplemented), and bright vegetables. Eggs, meat, and fisf are good "meat" sources. All are important for a\ healthy diet. ...Read more

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What are the pros of taking vitamin a and e?

What are the pros of taking vitamin a and e?

Vitamin: Vitamin A is required for formation of certain cells which help in vision. Vitamin E is an anti oxidant. Certain studies have shown that vitamin E is good for skin. ...Read more

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What happens if I consume too much vitamin a?

What happens if I consume too much vitamin a?

Can be toxic: Fat soluble vitamins can be toxic when overdosed. That includes a, e, d, and k. Vit a overdose can cause problems with skin, hair, bones, liver function, and blood pressure in the brain. Hair can fall out, headaches can occur, and if pregnant, vit a toxicity can case birth defects in the infant. Be very carefully with all fat soluble vitamins. If you have concerns about your levels, see a dr. ...Read more

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What are the signs of overdosing on vitamin a?

What are the signs of overdosing on vitamin a?

Dry skin/cracked lip: Signs (which can be observed) include dry rough skin, cracked lips & sparse coarse hair. Symptoms include poor appetite, bone & joint pain, fatigue, weakness, headache, nausea, blurred vision & absence of menstrual periods. This generally comes from taking 50, 000 units a day for months at a time and is reversible upon stopping. There are no problems from excess beta carotene except yellow skin. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the benefits of vitamin a?

Skin better: Vitamin A and antioxidants protects the skin from sun damage. Deficiencies of vitamin A cause dryness to the skin, hair and nails. Vitamin A prevents premature wrinkling, acne, dry skin, pigmentation, blemishes, and uneven skin tone ...Read more

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Can I get vitamin a toxicity?

Can I get vitamin a toxicity?

Skin, membranes, more: Vitamin a, a fat-soluble vitamin, important for healthy teeth, bones, skin, mucous membranes. 2 forms, retinol, yellow pigment in animal foods (butter, eggs, cheese); carotenes, orange pigment in plant foods. A deficiency can cause difficulty seeing in low light conditions; increased susceptibility to infections in children + retarded growth. Too much vit a, anorexia, dry skin, insomnia, anemia. ...Read more

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Vitamin a overdosetreatments?

Vitamin a overdosetreatments?

Supportive care: Symptoms of vitamin a toxicity include: fluid in the brain (hydrocephalus), vomiting, liver damage, tiredness, abdominal pain, bone/muscle pain, bad headaches, etc... Over time, skin may become rough and dry, with hair loss and brittle nails. Supportive treatment includes: hydration if vomiting, diarrhea, or hypercalcemia occurs; close monitoring; IV fluids; stopping vitamin a supplements; etc.. ...Read more

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Does vitamin a stunt your growth?

Does vitamin a stunt your growth?

Toxic levels might: I've reviewed the symptoms ; signs of vit. A toxicity on several web sites ; found one mention of toxic levels of vit. A causing premature closure of the growth plates which would stunt growth- this is more established in animals than humans.
Vit a toxicity is rare ; occurs in those taking more than 10, 000 iu/day of preformed vit a for prolonged periods. There is no toxicity from beta carotene. ...Read more

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What to do about a vitamin a overdose?

What to do about a vitamin a overdose?

Depends: It depends on how much was taken over & over what period of time. Acute overdose will cause blurred & double vision, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness & increased intracranial pressure, a dangerous elevation of the brain fluid pressure causing headaches, seizures and even death. Chronic overdose leads to skin cracking, hair loss, light sensitivity, and optic nerve damage from pseudo-tumor. ...Read more

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How do they add vitamin A and D to milk?

How do they add vitamin A and D to milk?

Vitamin D2 is: Added to milk. It is derived from yeast. D3 is best. Supplementing w/that under the guidance of your doc is best. Peace and good health. D3 is derived from sheep's lanolin. If you take D2 your will need to take more to make up for the fact that it is not D3. Sunlight is the best way to make your own D3. ...Read more

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Is zinc needs to be take with vitamin A?

Is zinc needs to be take with vitamin A?

No: Zinc and vitamin A are often taken at the same time as they both seem to have some beneficial effects on the skin. But I could find no evidence that they need to be taken together. Good wishes! ...Read more

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What does vitamin a do to an unborn baby?

What does vitamin a do to an unborn baby?

Well: It is the lack of vitamin such as Folic Acid which may harm the baby. Other than that, low vitamin d level in the mother has been linked to a higher risk for asthma in the baby. There may be others that I am not aware of. ...Read more

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What fruits are good sources of vitamin a?

What fruits are good sources of vitamin a?

Orange: Just eat lots of orange colored fruit and vegetables. Those are highest in beta carotene which is converted to vit a. ...Read more

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Does shiseido sunscreen contain vitamin a?

See below: I'm not sure but it isn't listed as a primary ingredient in the container that I looked at. ...Read more

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What can be done after a vitamin a overdose?

Not much: There is not really a way to decrease levels other than to stay hydrated and avoid foods and vitamin pills with vitamin a. You might want to get your liver enzymes checked. Definitely avoid getting pregnant, as high levels of vitamin a can cause serious birth defects. Also, do not give blood for six months. ...Read more

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What does vitamin a do for our skin and body?

What does vitamin a do for our skin and body?

Skin tone, eyesight: Vitamin a is essential for healthy eyes and skin. It exists naturally in liver, butter, lean meat, and eggs; and its precursor, beta-carotene, is in colorful vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes and spinach. So if you eat a healthy diet, you're getting plenty and don't need supplements. Also, too much vitamin a can cause liver & other health problems - also birth defects if you're pregnant. ...Read more

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Does lutein convert to vitamin a in the body?

Does lutein convert to vitamin a in the body?

No: Lutein (which you can only get into your system through your diet) is a carotenoid, but unlike beta carotene, does not convert to vitamin a in the body. Zeaxanthin and lutein are the only carotenoids known to concentrate specifically in the eye. They are believed to help filter damaging light and prevent free radical damage to the delicate structures in the back of the eye. ...Read more

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How much vitamin A is in 100 grams of carrots?

How much vitamin A is in 100 grams of carrots?

NONE!!! however...: Pre-formed Vitamin A is only found in foods of animal origin. However, carrots are rich in beta carotene, which our bodies readily convert to Vitamin A as needed. 100 grams of raw carrots contain 8, 285 mcg of beta carotene and we only need 1, 800 mcg of beta carotene a day to maintain healthy levels of Vitamin A. See http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/523050-how-much-beta-carotene-is-in-carrots/ ...Read more

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Could I take more than 1 prenatal vitamin a day?

U should not need to: And u do not need the extra vitamin if u are pregnant as u can take too much like vit a if it has vit a u may need additional iron but only 1 prenatal per day. ...Read more

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Can I take more than one prenatal vitamin a day?

No reason to: Esp if your are pregnant too much could be harmful to the fetus and if u are not preg then u are better off taking a multi-vit. ...Read more

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What is recommended daily allowance of vitamin a?

Men vs women: For men, about 4000 units a day. For women, about 2400 units a day. If you are pregnant, talk to your doctor, as high levels of vitamin a can cause birth defects. You also have to watch anti-aging creams, as they contain high levels of vitamin a. A balanced diet and a good multivitamin usually solves the problem. In pregnancy, take prenatal vitamins, as they usually have the correct vit a. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 100, 000 iu of vitamin a daily?

NO: This is a very high dose. Why would you consider taking that dose? Liver damage may occur. The benefit of such a high dose must exceed the risk or it makes no sense to take it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take vitamin a, d and e at the same time?

Vitamins: Yes, look at the labels of most over the counter multiple vitamins. They contain this combination. Just don't overdo the dose. Fat soluble vitamins can accumulate in and hurt the liver. ...Read more

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What is the upper tolerable limit of Vitamin A per day?

What is the upper tolerable limit of Vitamin A per day?

10, 000 iu/day but...: The official recommendation for maximum intake of Vitamin A is 10, 000 iu/day though reports of toxicity generally don't occur unless people take at least 25, 000 iu/day for prolonged periods. This applies only to preformed A. There is no known toxicity of beta carotene, though too much may turn your skin yellow. See http://lpi. Oregonstate. Edu/mic/vitamins/vitamin-A ...Read more

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Is the RDA for vitamin A higher for women than for men?

Is the RDA for vitamin A higher for women than for men?

Mayo Clinic says:: 'the U.S. recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for adults is as follows: 900 micrograms daily (3, 000 IU) for men and 700 micrograms daily (2, 300 IU) for women; for pregnant women 19 years old and older, 770 micrograms daily (2, 600 IU); and for lactating women 19 years old and older, 1, 300 micrograms daily (4, 300 IU).'. http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/drugs-supplements/vitamin-a/dosing/HRB-20060201 ...Read more

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What are some things that vitamin a does to unborn baby?

VITAMIN A: Vitamin a is needed for the production of rhodopsin, a photoreceptor pigment in the retina. If the mother takes megadoses of vit. A, it causes birth defects. Deficiency impairs immunity and occular effects. ...Read more

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Moles (Definition)

A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, ...Read more


Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Nevi (Definition)

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