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Can a vitamin b 12 deficiency cause itchy skin?

Can a vitamin b 12 deficiency cause itchy skin?

No I didn't: Vitamin b deficiency does not cause itching of the skin it can cause the skin to be pale or bruise easily. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Vitamin B6 (Definition)

Vitamin B6 is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


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35 yr-old started with paresthesias 4 yrs ago, that generalized to include autonomic symptoms and gastroparesis, looking for effective treatment.....?

35 yr-old started with paresthesias 4 yrs ago, that generalized to include autonomic symptoms and gastroparesis, looking for effective treatment.....?

Neuro exam?: Interesting case, but I'd like to know about her neuro exam. By the history, her symptoms haven't progressed in a length-dependent manner (especially given the facial sensory involvement) and this points me toward a sensory neuronopathy aka sensory ganglionopathy. These patients would be expected to have proprioceptive impairment-- if she is still a dance instructor, I doubt her proprioception is impaired. If her neuro exam and nerve conduction study are truly normal, I suspect any additional testing will be normal as well. ...Read more

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Where can I find vitamin B6?

Where can I find vitamin B6?

??: Right off hand I can't say what dietary source there is but green leafy veggies would be a good bet
the easy answer is using a supplement
the big? Is how much and for those with carpal tunnel syndrome I usually start at 100 mg 2 x/ day and cut back to 100 mg daily when the symptoms decrease significantly. ...Read more

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How do I treat vitamin B6 toxicity?

Discontinue B6: High doses of vitamin b6 can, over time, be toxic, and may result in nerve damage or numbness and tingling in the extremities that may eventually be irreversible. You should discontinue use of supplemental b6 if any unusual numbness develops in the body. ...Read more

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Do refampicin and isoniazid decrease vitamin b6?

Do refampicin and isoniazid decrease vitamin b6?

See below: Isoniazid neuropathy develops in the presence of risk factors (hiv, alcoholism, diabetes, renal failure, malnutrition, pregnancy and lactation, neurotoxic medication) and manifests itself initially by burning feet. Your doctor may also want you to take a supplemental vitamin b6 (pyridoxine) tablet daily during treatment to prevent numbness and tingling caused by low levels of this vitamin. ...Read more

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What does high vitamin B6 levels in the blood mean?

What does high vitamin B6 levels in the blood mean?

Overdose intake: Vit b6 or pyridoxine is recommended for arthritis not to exceed 100 mg. Daily. Overdose could form stone in kidneys. ...Read more

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Could 100 mg vitamin B6 be taken when pregnant?

Could 100 mg vitamin B6 be taken when pregnant?

Yes, but why?: Have your obstetrician recommend a good multivitamin for you as folate (folic acid) is the most important vitamin to have adequate levels of during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How are evening primose oil and vitamin B6 different?

How are evening primose oil and vitamin B6 different?

Essential oil, vit.: Evening primrose oil is a great source of gamma-linolenic acid (gla), an essential omega 6 fatty acid necessary for good health, but there are many other sources of gla as well. Vit b6 is an essential b vit. That is needed by over 100 different enzymes in our bodies-see http://ods. Od.Nih. Gov/factsheets/vitaminb6-healthprofessional/
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http://www. Umm. Edu/altmed/articles/gamma-linolenic-000305.Htm. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for vitamin B6 overdose?

What is the treatment for vitamin B6 overdose?

Stop taking it: Vitamin b6 is water soluble and is excreted in the urine. Stopping the intake will quickly remove the excess, if any. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects of the vitamin B6 multivitamins?

Yes: Too much pyridoxine or vitamin b-6 can cause peripheral neuropathy or even spinal cord damage. Therefore, best not to exceed 300-400 mg total daily, and the safest top dose is likely 100mg twice daily. ...Read more

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Are vitamin B6 and B12 shots good for weight loss?

Are vitamin B6 and B12 shots good for weight loss?

No effect expected: Shots of vitamins b6, b12, or other vitamins should not have an effect on one's weight. The only way for a normal, overweight person to lose weight is to eat fewer calories than he uses up each day. His body will burn up fat to get the additional needed calories that he himself is not eating. ...Read more

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Is lugols solution and vitamin B6 used to treat carpal tunnel syndrome?

CTS treatments: About 30% of people with carpal tunnel, do well with nocturnal wrist splints, and use of vitamin b-6 100 mg twice daily (more than 300-400 mg daily is toxic). Have never used lugol's and cannot attest to any benefit there. Since hand surgery for carpal tunnel is so valuable and safe, maybe consider this approach. ...Read more

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My cycle is 25-27 says and my luteal phase is 10-13 days, can I try vitamin b6? Ttc for 7 months.

Why?: I am not sure vitamin b6 will do much to help you get pregnant. The definition of infertility is > than one year of unprotected intercourse. Give it a few more months and if not successful, you may consider seeing your gyn or an infertility specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best biochemical test for evaluation of functional deficiency of vitamin b6? Thank you.

Xanthuranic acid: Elevated xanthuranic acid after taking 2 grams of l-typtophan is considered best functional test but plasma plp is best measure of stores:
http://books. Google. Com/books? Id=3r0yeu79jfqc;pg=pa365;lpg=pa365;dq=urinary+xanthurenic+acid+b6;source=bl;ots=hom15-sbxt;sig=aycqgxzggy8k902wkkdjlrm4kzc;hl=en;sa=x;ei=gni_u8esdo6nsat14ygadw;ved=0cf0q6aewbg#v=onepage;q=urinary%20xanthurenic%20acid%20b6;f=false. ...Read more

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Is vitamin b6 the same as b12. I have high colesteral and need to loose 20 lbs. Will vitamin b help with my issues?

Different issues: Vitamin B6 is different from B12 and in general vitamin supplements are not needed for weight loss. Physical exercise along with diet remain the mainstay of a weight loss program. For high cholesterol statins are most of the time part of the plan. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm taking vetiligo, some dr said don't, t take any vitamin C it make worse what about vitamin b6?

Do you: Mean vertigo or vitiligo? Neither will affect the skin problem. There may be some benefit of b6 in vertigo, but there is no confirmatory scientific data, only anecdotal reports. ...Read more

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Can I take a highly potent neurotropic and antioxidant, which has 5000 of Vitamin A and 100 of Vitamin B6? I'm 20 yrs.

Can I take a highly potent neurotropic and antioxidant, which has 5000 of Vitamin A and 100 of Vitamin B6? I'm 20 yrs.

Can or should?: I recommend getting your nutrients through a good diet whenever possible. Particularly the fat soluble vitamins which can build up to overly high levels. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Wallace
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Pyridoxine (Definition)

Pyridoxine is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more