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How long does pale skin associated with vitamin deficiency last?

How long does pale skin associated with vitamin deficiency last?

Sun exposure needed: Some people have naturally pale skin complexion and so it is normal for those folks. In temperate zone, skin tone is somewhat darker in summer months and gets lighter with fall/winter. If your skin has always been so, then it it normal. Getting vitd supplement orally won't help your skin color, only sun exposure will. But should balance the risk of sunburn/cancer etc... Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Vitamin Deficiency (Definition)

A vitamin deficiency is when the body has low levels of one or more essential vitamins. Deficiencies of different vitamins can lead ...Read more


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Please tell me what vitamin deficiency causes head aches, sleepiness, and pale skin?

Please tell me what vitamin deficiency causes head aches, sleepiness, and pale skin?

Iron Def Anemia: This is Iron Def Anemia ., Most likely due to blood loss . In women in the reproductive age , it could be due to heavy menstruation . Other causes , maybe due to blood loss from the Gastro intestinal tract . It is detected by having a blood count . If YOU think you have any type of ANEMIA , please see your PCP for work up & Diagnosis . ...Read more

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MCV 77.4,MCH 24.9, RDW 14.8, HGB 14.8. Ferritin 288. Vit. D27ng. Take Iron 65mg Vitamin D and B12 everyday. cycle of being tired/ pale skin. last a wk?

MCV 77.4,MCH 24.9, RDW 14.8, HGB 14.8. Ferritin 288. Vit. D27ng. Take Iron 65mg Vitamin D and B12 everyday.
cycle of being tired/ pale skin. last a wk?

Hb upper normal, not: ?: anemia unlikely basis for fatigue. MCV a little? c/w ?iron, yet Hb good: bone marrow has enough iron, B12 & folic acid to make plenty of RBCs. Vit D (D3=what counts) is ?, common in US. Rec: 70-80 ng/mL, & most Vit Ds (Rx & OTC) do not work well. BioTech D3 50,000 IU 1 of few I have never seen fail, yet dose tracking/adjust key & not likely basis fatigue. Pale=local capillary flow; not=anemia. ...Read more

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Does vitamin deficiency cause skin crawling and biting sensations?

Does vitamin deficiency cause skin crawling and biting sensations?

It may ...see below: Peripheral neuropathy is a common cause for crawling sensation of bugs on skin. It happens when the peripheral nerves are damaged due to reasons such as vitamin b1, b6, B12 deficiency, diabetes mellitus, after a traumatic injury to the nerves, alcoholism, compression of nerves due to an awkward posture, thyroid disorder, just to name a few. So...Yes to the possible deficiency question. ...Read more

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What can I do if my 5 year old daughter has a vitamin deficiency in her skin?

What can I do if my 5 year old daughter has a vitamin deficiency in her skin?

See pediatrician: Start with a visit to your pediatrician for a complete history and physical exam. They may choose to do some blood work and/or refer you to a specialist: a nutritionist, allergist, immunologist or dermatologist might be needed. Louisville has access to all of these specialists. Schedule an appointment with your daughter's doctor today! ...Read more

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If you have a vitamin deficiency will it cause head parethesia or a head tingling sensation? If so what vitamin would you be deficient in?

If you have a vitamin deficiency will it cause head parethesia or a head tingling sensation? If so what vitamin would you be deficient in?

Vitamin deficiency: Vitamin deficiency can cause neuropathy not particularly head tingling or paresthesia. Usually b12 and folic acid are reported with neuropathy symptoms. You can try them but have it checked out, as this alone may not be the reason for it. Even if you take vitamins its not harmful ...Read more

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My face skin has uneven skin tone, some blemishes and even some marks, i just want to know is it because of some vitamin deficiency or something else?

My face skin has uneven skin tone, some blemishes and even some marks, i just want to know is it because of some vitamin deficiency or something else?

Usually not: An uneven skin tone is usually the result of alterations in melanin, the pigment that gives skin and hair their color. It can also result from repeated exposure to UV light and sun damage which can stimulate melanin. In women hormones play a role. Also the effects of acne & scarring can impact skin tone. Hypopigmentation (lighter skin) can result from fungal infections, inflammation or vitiligo. ...Read more

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Been feeling light headed cant feel my skin, cant tell the difference between hot or cold like i used to. not eating very healthy foods. or exercising like i normally would. Do i have a vitamin deficiency?

Been feeling light headed cant feel my skin, cant tell the difference between hot or cold like i used to. not eating very healthy foods. or exercising like i normally would. Do i have a vitamin deficiency?

Probably not!: Vitamin deficiencies are very rare in the US. You have to really work at getting one. If you eat any sort of a reasonable diet with a mixture of fruits and veggies and an occasional meat dish you won't develop a vitamin deficiency. Just follow the sales in the markets but if you feel you must take a one-a-day vitamin capsule. As to your other issues go see a live Doctor. ...Read more

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I have grey skin in palms of hands. Is this a vitamin deficiency?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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My 7yr old has white spots on her cheeks(& nowhere else). They seem to be under the skin, not scales/rash. Is it vitamin deficiency or something else?

My 7yr old has white spots on her cheeks(& nowhere else). They seem to be under the skin, not scales/rash. Is it vitamin deficiency or something else?

Pityriasis alba: It sounds like you're describing pityriasis alba. Pityriasis alba is a condition that results from dry skin and is very common in children. It is a patchy lightening of the skin (not a starchy white depigmentation of the skin). It is not scaly and is usually asymptomatic. It tends to look worse in the summer as the affected skin does not tan. Most cases resolve in puberty when skin becomes oily. ...Read more

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My skin is very sensitive. If I touch my chest, even lightly, I get red rash and bruise easily. Is this a cause for concern? Vitamin deficiency?

My skin is very sensitive.  If I touch my chest, even lightly, I get red rash and bruise easily.  Is this a cause for concern?  Vitamin deficiency?

Dermatographism?: ... is a skin disorder seen in 4–5% of the world's population and is one of the most common types of urticaria, in which the skin becomes raised and inflamed when stroked, scratched, rubbed, and sometimes even slapped. ...Read more

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While stress/thyroid/vitamin deficiency can cause hair loss, is hair loss around the crown of the head normal?

While stress/thyroid/vitamin deficiency can cause hair loss, is hair loss around the crown of the head normal?

Male pattern loss: Hair loss around the crown of the head in men, is usually part of male pattern hair loss -- and while upsetting to many men, is "normal." http://www.Webmd.Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/hair-loss-introduction-mens some research is now developing about vitamin d in this situation -- it's not ready for clinical application yet, as it's only gone as far as animal research. ...Read more

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Tingling all over whole body all the time now for over A week. It's in both arms, legs back, neck, head n moves. This must be a vitamin deficiency?

Tingling all over whole body all the time now for over A week. It's in both arms, legs back, neck, head n moves. This must be a vitamin deficiency?

Could be: A vitamin b 11 deficiency and can easily have it checked by a blood test. It does not sound like that however. You should probably have a full evaluation by your doc and maybe a neurological evaluation ...Read more

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Got pale skin and vit d deficiency, my blood test/liver function test/thyroid test result were normal. So what would be posible cause of pale?

Got pale skin and vit d deficiency, my blood test/liver function test/thyroid test result were normal. So  what would be posible cause of pale?

Genetics and sun: Pale skin is not a disease. The color of skin is determined by genetics and sun exposure. If your genes give you pale skin and you don't get a lot of sun, you'll be pale. Vitamin d deficiency doesn't make you pale. Lack of sun, however, will make you pale and give you vitamin d deficiency. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What problems can a vitamin Deficiency cause. ?

What problems can a vitamin Deficiency cause. ?

Depends on Vitamin: Vitamins extremely common all foods, reason humans have not retained just a single gene/protein to make each out of whatever we eat. Vitamins sales are big business with lots of marketing & exempted from scientific evidence in us: DSHEA act 1994. Best eat real food, not all the abundant processed pretend food. If specific Vit. Deficiency suspected, measure from within body, set goal&target/replace ...Read more

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What is the most common type of vitamin deficiency?

Vitamin D: Although there is quite a debate ranging on what level defines a vitamin d deficiency and therefore it is hard to say precisely how many people actually have one, the lack of sun exposure for many people and poorer conversion among the elderly seems to be making this the number one deficiency. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is vitamin deficiency calculated?

There are different: normative values for different vitamins. For instance - vitamin D. Does your blood value fall within the normal range or below it? Additionally, does the person demonstrate signs of deficiency? ...Read more

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How can you make sure you don't get vitamin deficiency?

How can you make sure you don't get vitamin deficiency?

Eat real foods: Eating a variety of fresh, unprocessed foods can ensure that you are getting vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that are part of a balanced diet. Eat fruits and vegetables in all the colors of the rainbow (not artificial colors) - the colors show that the food has phyto (plant-based) nutrients. To make sure you cover all your bases you can also take a food-based vitamin-mineral supplement. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Vitamins And Supplements (Definition)

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Pale Skin (Definition)

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