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My vitamin D level was at 12 and so I was placed on D3 50, 000 for 8 weeks. If my level isn't up now should I do another 8 weeks or try something else?

My vitamin D level was at 12 and so I was placed on D3 50, 000 for 8 weeks. If my level isn't up now should I do another 8 weeks or try something else?

Depends: This depends on your lab results. I recommend that D3 levels be maintained in the 60-70 ng/dl range. Usual dose to be in that range is 5-7, 000 IU per day. If you are taking 50, 000 units per week, please be sure to take it with a meal. ...Read more

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Does vitamin D3 help clear acne (not genetic or hormonal)? I've been taking vitD3 for a week. Instead of clearing up, I'm breaking out on chin & cheeks

Does vitamin D3 help clear acne (not genetic or hormonal)? I've been taking vitD3 for a week. Instead of clearing up, I'm breaking out on chin & cheeks

Vitamin D 3: The vitamin has been recommended in the treatment of acne. However, acne can get worse before it gets better. Give the vitamin more time to work. If no improvement, see a dermatologist after 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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Is vitamin d good for treating acne?

Is vitamin d good for treating acne?

Sunshine: Vit d the sunshine vitamin can help in some cases. Sunshine may be another option. ...Read more

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How much vitamin d should I take per day to defeat acne, is there a better solution?

How much vitamin d should I take per day to defeat acne, is there a better solution?

Do it right: Vitamin d isn't the answer to your acne, and overdoing it is just asking for kidney stones and other serious health problems. Same for vitamin a. I'm sorry you read this junk on the internet. If topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength rx. Acne is a serious illness and deserves 21st-century treatment. ...Read more

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Can I take vitamin A (from fish liver oil) and vitamin d3 together? If so will it help with acne?

Can I take vitamin A (from fish liver oil) and vitamin d3 together? If so will it help with acne?

Acne Treatment: I understand your concern about Acne.
Some patients have had good results with fish liver oil and Vitamin d, possibly due to Omega-3 fatty acids in fish. There are no clinical research documenting the benefit.
Acne can become worse due to hormones, stress, carbohydrate-rich foods —bread, bagels and chips, and exposure to sun.
See a Dermatologist for treatment.
See a Psychiatrist for stress. ...Read more

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Can vitamin d oil from the capsule, help with acne scars and acne if I were to put it on my face?

Can vitamin d oil from the capsule, help with acne scars and acne if I were to put it on my face?

Not advised: Vit d in a capsule is not prepared for use on the skin. Vit d by mouth may help acne especially if you're lacking in vit d. There are vit d preparations for skin application but I'm not aware of their usefulness in acne. A dermatologist could be consulted. ...Read more

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How much sunlight exposure a day is actually healthy without applying sunscreen? Have vitamin d deficiency and acne. Use SPF 30 moisturizer everyday.

How much sunlight exposure a day is actually healthy without applying sunscreen? Have vitamin d deficiency and acne. Use SPF 30 moisturizer everyday.

The CDC (Center for: Disease control) indicates 'unprotected skin can be damaged by the sun's uv rays in as little as 15 minutes (esp. From 10am-4pm). Yet it can take up to 12 hours for skin to show the full effect of sun exposure.' spf30 is good and take vitamin d supplementation as directed by your physician based on your specific deficiency. Best regards for a sunny but protected future. ...Read more

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Does zinc (20mg to 50mg a day) from the vitamin store help decrease acne? Is it worth a trying for a few months, in an otherwise healthy person?

Does zinc (20mg to 50mg a day) from the vitamin store help decrease acne? Is it worth a trying for a few months, in an otherwise healthy person?

NO!!: There is zero evidence that this therapy helps acne. Another way to get you to spend money. Try therapies that have safe proven effectiveness! ...Read more

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Which vitamins treat acne?

Which vitamins treat acne?

Many good ones: There are many vitamins and minerals proven to help acne. Vitamin a, c, e, d, zinc, selenium ; chromium ; fish oil can help. Minimize fried foods, dairy and sweets.
An interesting website that discusses home remedies is http://www. Earthclinic. Com/cures/acne. Html
here people discuss what has and has not worked for them. ...Read more

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What vitamins are good for acne?

What vitamins are good for acne?

Zinc & nicotinamide: Zinc and nicotinamide are helpful for acne. ...Read more

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Why is vitamin a not popular for treating acne?

Why is vitamin a not popular for treating acne?

Vit A: It actually is very coomon, through prescription medicine similar to vitamin a like retina. ...Read more

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What types of vitamins can cause acne?

What types of vitamins can cause acne?

None?: Vitamin a is used to treat acne- topical vitamin a is tretinoin; oral vitamin a is accutane. I have never heard of vitamins causing acne. ...Read more

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Does e vitamin cause acne or make it worse?

Does e vitamin cause acne or make it worse?

No.: Vitamin e does not cause or worsen acne but it is not advisable to use on open sores such as a pimple because it can cause hypersensitivity and allergy in some rare instances. ...Read more

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How much iu of vitamins a should I take for acne?

How much iu of vitamins a should I take for acne?

Not helpful: Vitamins not for acne as a general rule. Vitamins are designed to be used to replace things that are not present in your diet or you don't get normally. In the us and most developed countries vitamins provide a nice yellow color to your urine and are excreted. Nutraceutical industry is bigger than pharmaceutical industry and don't require scientific proof to advertise. Save money eat healthy. ...Read more

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Help please? I want to know what are good vitamins for acne?

Help please? I want to know what are good vitamins for acne?

Not the answer: Eat sensibly, take natural rather than synthetic vitamins if you are able, and manage your acne scientifically. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, you're going to need prescription-strength medication from your personal physician. ...Read more

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What kind of vitamins should I take that would help for my acne?

What kind of vitamins should I take that would help for my acne?

Over the counter MV: No need for high dose of vit a as this is fat solulable and could accumulate and cause problems. Use otc benzoyl peroxide from walmart daily at bedtime. ...Read more

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What kind of vitamins or whatever substances helps you from getting acne?

What kind of vitamins or whatever substances helps you from getting acne?

There aren't any: Forget all the nonsense about magic vitamins that you read online. Acne is a non-lifestyle, non-hygiene-related illness that's a serious personal and professional liability. You owe it to yourself to prevent / treat flareups with topical benzoyl peroxide 5%. If this isn't effective, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Is it really the case that taking a good multi-vitamin can help cure acne?

No, but...: I'm among a minority of physicians who believe it's wise for everyone to take a cheap vitamin-and-mineral supplement daily, because of the way our world is. You'll also do well to get with a scientific physician; acne can be treated effectively, usually at little cost, and the medicines (vitamin a analogues, antibiotics) are mother nature's gifts. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are safe, and very effective vitamins for severe acne?

Could you tell me what are safe, and very effective vitamins for severe acne?

Need to see a derm: Severe acne is hardly ever able to be treated with vitamins alone, unfortunately. And the appropriate treatment requires comprehensive planning by you and a dermatologist who specializes in acne. Vitamin c and zinc are good vitamins for skin care in general and amy have some positive effect in improving acne. ...Read more

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Vitamin a and e for acne effective?

Vitamin a and e for acne effective?

No: You'd make yourself sick if you took enough vitamin a pills to touch it. Topical agents related to vitamin a (retinoic acid family) help some especially if there are a lot of blackheads. You deserve better; your family physician has cheap and effective medicationsl. ...Read more

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Any value of vitamin a and d for acne?

Any value of vitamin a and d for acne?

No: You'd make yourself sick if you took enough vitamin a pills to touch acne, but topical retinoic acid derivatives related to vitamin a are very helpful. However, your physician can give you some cheap and effective medicines. You deserve better. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is vitamin b5 safe for acne outbreaks?

Is vitamin b5 safe for acne outbreaks?

Do better: Megadose pantothenic acid is probably safe enough though there anecdotes of bizarre side effects at the huge doses required; it may or may not help the acne. This is the 21st century and you have a right to something that actually works well & safely. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative, and move to systemic antibiotics as possible if needed. ...Read more

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Do skin vitamins help with acne?

Do skin vitamins help with acne?

Cant hurt: They may act as antioxidants I see you are already on Doxy and BPO so I would continue that maybe add a glycolic wash for exfoliation. ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins cure acne?

Can prenatal vitamins cure acne?

No: I'm sorry anyone told you something so foolish. They're good for you and for baby, but if you have acne while you are pregnant, your best choice is topical benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more

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Would vitamin A tablets help acne?

Would vitamin A tablets help acne?

Safer choices: Vitamin A tablets can be toxic if taken in high doses. Safer to use some of the many skin creams that contain certain forms of Vitamin A. SEE http://bit. Ly/1nTDsAl ...Read more

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Does prenatal vitamins help with acne?

Does prenatal vitamins help with acne?

No: Your mainstay of treatment is topical benzoyl peroxide; if this fails after two weeks, get a prescription from your physician. Acne is a serious, chronic disease that can be managed until it eventually remits on its own. You deserve effective treatment. ...Read more

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