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Vitamin Deficiency That Causes Itchy Skin
Can melanoma cause rash that looks like allergy? And can melanoma cause iron and vitamin d deficiency?
Not simple: Why did you need a blood transfusion??? The same conditions which cause anemia often also cause itch.. Probably anemia itself is not a cause of itch. Probably iron deficiency by itself does not cause itch. Note that there are many kinds of anemias. If it is anemia due to low iron, then it is imperative to find the reason for low iron, usually blood loss. ...Read more
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
Dry red skin patches spreading in different regions of the body? Could this be a vitamin defficiency?
Possibly but also...: It is difficult to know without more information; this sounds like eczema, which can have many causes, including deficiencies in zinc, selenium & magnesium, vit d & b vitamins, esp. Vitamin b6. Even more common is deficiencies in omega 3 or 6 fatty acids. Food allergies, esp. To dairy, eggs & gluten are also common causes. See http://www.Softress.Com/eczema_information.Php for more information. ...Read more
Yes: A recently published study showed correlation between low blood levels of vitamin d with the severity of eczema in children. Br j dermatol. 2011 may;164(5):1078-82. Doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2010.10147.X. Epub 2011 apr 11. However, there is yet a study to show improvement of eczema with vitd supplement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: This can thicken the keratin layer. However, i'd warn you strongly against either self-diagnosing vitamin a deficiency or accepting this diagnosis from a fringe practitioner without labs or a ready explanation. A reasonably normal diet will supply your vitamin a needs unless you have malabsorption, which is itself a serious situation. And if you have acne, start treating it scientifically. ...Read more
Autoimmune, celiac, vitamin def, thyroid,anemia all normal. still having dark circles, dry hair is thinning, dry skin, could it be pcos or low acid?
Dry thin hair& skin: Sounds like you've had all the proper blood work. I would make sure you get vit D and B checked. You could have an intolerance to gluten which would not show up on any lab test. The sx also sound like you maybe malnourished..have you been doing extreme dieting? I know when I diet everything is affected, and not right away. Try going gluten free, and drink water and tea..no soda. Feel better! ...Read more
Nails: There are many nutrients that might cause nail striations but depends usually on the actual appearance of the change to define reason.. For example protein malnutrition can cause bumpy striations, zinc deficiency can cause white marks as can some other factors not related to deficiencies. ...Read more
Possibly: Oral iron supplements do not cause skin color changes. Iron injections into muscle or skin can result is iron deposits in the skin causing color change locally at the site of injection. If your skin is changing color all over, however, and you are iron deficient, you should be seeing your doctor since some rare skin changes like color change are a distant manifestation rarely of a hidden cancer. ...Read more
Is Vitamin d deficiency related to Irritable Bowel Syndrome? If one has adequate sun exposure, wat else could b the reasons for vitamin D deficiency?
Liver and kidney: The active vitamin D is made from a precursor compound in the skin which, upon exposure to sun light, is converted into an intermediate metabolite that in turn needs to be further metabolized in the liver and finally in the kidney. Problem anywhere along this path can cause deficiency ...Read more
Thyroid,autoimmune,celiac and vitamin def are normal but my hair is dry and thinning, skin is aging, pale, loose stools. Can it be low stomach acid?
Anxiety: At age18 , traumatic experiences of childhood, unresolved emotional conflicts, stressors of relationships, work and finances can cause Anxiety. Anxiety can express by physical symptoms-dry hair ,changes in skin and loose stools. These symptoms are not due to low stomach acid You have good physical health as shown by normal lab tests See a Therapist to cope with stressors ,and to resolve conflicts ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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