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Doctor insights on: Vitamin A Peel And Breastfeeding

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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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Is it safe to get a facial with retinol products including a chemical peel while breastfeeding? Will it affect the breastmilk?

Is it safe to get a facial with retinol products including a chemical peel while breastfeeding? Will it affect the breastmilk?

Should not: Based on the products used, your aesthetician should be able to give you the final word. All the best. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have a glycolic peel while breastfeeding?

Is it ok to have a glycolic peel while breastfeeding?

Yes: It is okay to have a chemical peel to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin and breast feed. This would include the Alpha and beta hydroxy peels. ...Read more

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Should you avoid vitamin a foods while on Accutane since Accutane is a vitamin a?

Should you avoid vitamin a foods while on Accutane since Accutane is a vitamin a?

Avoid vitamin a supp: Accutane is a serious medication with potentially serious preferrably monthly with monitoring liver function tests and to see how you are doing clinically while on this drug. Avoid sexual intercourse with anyone that may be pregnant or plans on becoming pregnant and is not using proper birth control. Totally avoid supplemental vitamin a, but foods with some vitamin a should be ok. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take nature s bounty hair skin and nails while i m breastfeeding instead of a prenatal vitamin ?

Is it safe to take nature s bounty hair skin and nails while i m breastfeeding instead of a prenatal vitamin ?

You should: You should ask your obstetrician because they want you to do certain things while you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Can I take a hair vitamin while I'm still on prenatal vitamins and also breast-feeding.

Can I take a hair vitamin while I'm still on prenatal vitamins and also breast-feeding.

Should be okay: .. as long as it is a naturally occurring vitamin that would normally exist in the body. If it is artificial, even without knowledge of the exact substance, I would recommend against putting in your body while you are breast-feeding your child. Just know that whatever you are trying to do to help yourself with these vitamins may very well end up working on the infant as well. ...Read more

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Topically, Which is more beneficial for wrinkles? Vitamin C or a retinol (vitamin A?) I heard A is better for acne prone and C for collagen production

Topically, Which is more beneficial for wrinkles? Vitamin C or a retinol (vitamin A?) I heard A is better for acne prone and C for collagen production

Retinoid for wrinkle: Hi MRoberts- after avoiding smoking and getting sun protection, retinoids are the most effective step for prevention of wrinkles. There is more evidence for tretinoin (a prescription) as opposed to retinol, but in any case, any retinoid will do more than vitamin C. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take fish oil, vitamin E, and vitamin C while on accutane?

Is it okay to take fish oil, vitamin E, and vitamin C while on accutane?

Sure: Don't expect them to do you any good. The real scientific work on all three has been horribly disappointing. I'm glad you're on accutane after having been scarred by acne and wish you had been treated in a more timely way. Stay the course with your treatment. If you are interested in vitamins, herbs and so forth, get with an evidence-based holistic-friendly physician in your community. ...Read more

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Is it ok for breastfeeding mothers to use skin care with beta carotene?

Is it ok for breastfeeding mothers to use skin care with beta carotene?

Safe: Beta-carotene is a precursor to vitamin a and is found in many foods. Skin care products contain small amounts of vitamin a- very little will be absorbed. Here is a great resource about breastfeeding and medications- it is linked to the us national library of medicine http://breastfeedingonline.Com/meds.Shtml#sthash.C24q1ffy.Dpbs. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a prenatal vitamin along with a B12 vitamin and cranberry supplement every day?

Is it safe to take a prenatal vitamin along with a B12 vitamin and cranberry supplement every day?

Sure.: These may increase your appetite slightly, but i see no reason for concern. You may want even higher Folic Acid supplementation at 1-5 mg daily (pnv have 0.4-0.8 mg per pill) in order to prevent preterm birth, fetal cardiac and neural tube defects. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take b complex vitamin and a hair skin And nail vitamins with lupus and irregular heart beat?

Is it safe to take b complex vitamin and a hair skin And nail vitamins with lupus and irregular heart beat?

Yes, perfectly safe: The only vitamins that can be toxic are Vitamins A, D, E and B6. One has to take massive doses of A, D & E to become toxic. One should avoid more than 250 mg a day of B6 but the combined amount in your vits is likely well below that. I advise those with irregular heartbeats to take at 250-400 mg/day of Magnesium Taurate; your vits probably have little magnesium. Hawthorne extract may also help. ...Read more

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Would a daily dose of vitamin C supplements help fade hyperpigmentation and melasma?

Would a daily dose of vitamin C supplements help fade hyperpigmentation and melasma?

Vitamin c and skin: Vitamin c is good for skin and help improve its color and texture. Some patients with vitamin c deficiency develop skin rashes, itching, mouth, teeth, gum problems as it is a vital part of connective tissues and replacement can help. Similarly it helps improve anemia and improve oxygenation to skin and other vital organs. Can it help with hyper pigmentation and melasma, yes so go for it! ...Read more

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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

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Can i take a regular woman's vitamin like vita-vim for women and a folic acid supplement of 1000mcg while pregnant instead of a prenatal vitamin?

Can i take a regular woman's vitamin like vita-vim for women and a folic acid supplement of 1000mcg while pregnant instead of a prenatal vitamin?

Prenatal vitamins: Its probably ok to do this, but if the issue is the vitamin is too big, ask for a chewable. If it makes you nauseated ask for one that has something in it to help with the nausea or take it at night. In addition talk to your OB about your need of an essential fatty acid called dha, which is good for fetal brain and eye development. ...Read more

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Is it OK to drink dietary supplement like for hair, nails & skin while nursing? Nursing 1-2x a day only.

Is it OK to drink dietary supplement like for hair, nails & skin while nursing? Nursing 1-2x a day only.

Dietary supplements: as a general rule I would not recommend using anything of questionable value while nursing. It is possible to get into your breast milk and harm your child in the long run. ...Read more

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What should a good over-the-counter moisturizer contain for woman in 40s looking for healthy skin and to reduce wrinkles? Retinol?Alpha hydroxy acids?

What should a good over-the-counter moisturizer contain for woman in 40s looking for healthy skin and to reduce wrinkles? Retinol?Alpha hydroxy acids?

Skin evaluation: First of all, you have to consult a competent Dermatologist and/or a Plastic Surgeon that can evaluate the nature of your ski....The texture, color and the quality of the dermis, so that the appropriate moisturizer an/or treatment can be recommended... ...Read more

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Is it safe to take multivitamins and also vitamin a and d?

Is it safe to take multivitamins and also vitamin a and d?

Depends: Any water soluble vitamin can be tolerated in excess doses. These would be c, b's. Vitamin a, k, d and e are fat soluble so can accumulate to dangerous levels if taken in excess of approved doses. Read labels and stay at or below the daily requirements of the fat solubles. See http://www.Ext.Colostate.Edu/pubs/foodnut/09315.Html. ...Read more

Breastfeeding (Definition)

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