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Doctor insights on: Vitamin Supplements That Cause Dry Skin

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I suffer from chronic dry skin and am moving to a different climate with higher elevation where problem will likely be worse. Can I take vitamins or supplements to limit impact?

I suffer from chronic dry skin and am moving to a different climate with higher elevation where problem will likely be worse. Can I take vitamins or supplements to limit impact?

Dry skin: Vitamin e is beneficial to the skin. The best things you can do to limit the dry skin are the following:
1) take showers, not baths. Do not use really hot water and only use an oilated soap (like camay or basis) in areas that you generate odor (under arm, groin, feet)
2) lubricate after shower and frequently
3 drink plenty of water
4) use a humidifier in room you sleep. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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What are the best vitamin supplements for skin care?

What are the best vitamin supplements for skin care?

C, E and selenium: Http://www. Webmd. Com/vitamins-and-supplements/lifestyle-guide-11/beauty-skin-care-vitamins-antioxidants
Dr Oz suggests topical vitiamin C. I think you are better off swallowing all vitamins on a full stomach. ...Read more

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Which vitamin supplements can I take to maintain healthy skin everyday?

Which vitamin supplements can I take to maintain healthy skin everyday?

Vitamins-no: The most important thing you can do to maintain healthy skin is to avoid sunlight exposure i.e., use sun screen when out in the sun, especially if you are fair skinned. If you a sensible diet, you don't need vitamins or supplements. ...Read more

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What brand and mcg do you suggest in vitamins and supplements for hair nails and skin? I am 5 ft 137 lbs

Re-evaluate: When one has fatigue, thyroid and parathyroid problems plus skin, hair and nail problmes one must look at hte under-lying causes and make sure one is getting rid of deficiencies and toxicities responsible. See solved the riddle of illness by stephen langer. Consider the possibility of thyroiditis. Make sure vit d3 and iron are sufficient. Listen to your body. 3 gm evening primrose oil is helpful. ...Read more

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Can taking vitamin C supplements cause skin spotting?

Can taking vitamin C supplements cause skin spotting?

No it will not: Taking vit c supplement in recommended doses for adults from 250 mgm to 2000 mgm does not cause spots anywhere in the body. ...Read more

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My complexion slightly reduces my self esteem. I have a dry to normal skin. Is it safe to use Glutathione soap and vitamin C supplements. Please help.

My complexion slightly reduces my self esteem. I have a dry to normal skin. Is it safe to use Glutathione soap and vitamin C supplements. Please help.

What is the question: ACNE???? It is safe to use glutathione soap and oral vitamin C but also a complete waste of money. If you can see a skin DR, that will be your best bet. If you are hoping for specific advise, then you must offer very specific descriptions of the problems. Is the problem dry skin or something else? What? ...Read more

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Can vitamin d deficiency (13ng/ml) cause dry eyes? Dry skin?

Can vitamin d deficiency (13ng/ml) cause dry eyes? Dry skin?

Not likely.: Dry eyes and dry skin are not typical of vitamin d deficiency. Nevertheless vitamin d should be taken to produce a normal level. ...Read more

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Why do multi-vitamin supplements cause headaches?

Why do multi-vitamin supplements cause headaches?

Too much vitamins: Most people living in the USA and eating anything close to a regular diet do not need a multivitamin. Many patients have headache and stomach distress with multivitamins, which is probably due to the multiple additional minerals as well as overdose of regular vitamins. Ask your doctor to see if you have a specific deficiency to treat. Otherwise, stop using multivitamins and exercise more. ...Read more

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Would vitamin supplements can cause high blood pressure?

Would vitamin supplements can cause high blood pressure?

No: There is little evidence that vitamins help or hurt high blood pressure. They most likely have no role in causing or treating high blood pressure. Toxic levels of Vitamin D can cause high blood calcium levels which can cause kidney and high blood pressure effects but this is an effect of toxicity not the vitamin itself. ...Read more

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I take trileptol and topomax for epilepsy. Are there vitamin supplements I should take w these meds? I don't know what issues they cause.

I take trileptol and topomax for epilepsy. Are there vitamin supplements I should take w these meds? I don't know what issues they cause.

NO: With anticonvulsants calcium supplements are sometimes prescribed. Vitamins are not necessary or beneficial. ...Read more

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What vitamin supplements or herbs cause a slower heart rate?

What vitamin supplements or herbs cause a slower heart rate?

None: There aren't any that predictably slow the heart except foxglove which is the active ingredient in digitalis. Digitalis has a very narrow therapeutic window with toxicity occurring easily. Taking foxglove to slow the heart would be like talking into metal cans strung together instead of using a phone. ...Read more

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What drugs, vitamin supplements cause slow heart rate?

What drugs, vitamin supplements cause slow heart rate?

Beta-blockers: Beta-blockers are drugs that slow down the heart rate. Do not attempt to slow your heart rate on your own other than through regular exercise. Consult a physician if you have a rapid heart rate. ...Read more

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Help please! What drugs, vitamin supplements or techniques cause slow heart rate?

Help please! What drugs, vitamin supplements or techniques cause slow heart rate?

Beta blockers: Beta blockers are drugs that slow the heart rate and lower the blood pressure. A slow heart rate may also be a sign of good athletic conditioning or an underactive thyroid gland. ...Read more

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Is vitamin E good for dry skin? I have quite a dry face. Is putting vitamin E oil on your face a good idea?

Is vitamin E good for dry skin? I have quite a dry face. Is putting vitamin E oil on your face a good idea?

Vitamin E: I do recommend vitamin for some skin conditions. But, I like the oral vitamin e as you do not cover the whole body and it gets to the areas and is not messy. Quite inexpensive to buy over the counter. ...Read more

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What vitamins are needed for very dry skin?

Vit. A, B or D: Dry skin can be a symptom of a deficiency of several vitamins. Vitamin d deficiency is getting a lot of press lately and can be associated with dry skin. It is certainly possible to have dry skin problems and have no deficiency of any vitamins. Dry skin is also associated with atopic dermatitis and is due to a genetic defect. ...Read more

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What are the best vitamins to help with dry skin and wrinkles?

What are the best vitamins to help with dry skin and wrinkles?

Vitamin C is great: Vitamin c serum is a great antioxidant that helps protect against sun damage and improves dry and irritated skin. It is the only antioxidant vitamin that is more effective if placed on the skin rather than taken by mouth. It is important to get a vitamin c serum that is correctly formulated. The best ones come in a dark bottle with a dropper (light and air cause the product to break down). ...Read more

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I have very dry skin. Which vitamins is good to take and what good moisturizer you would advice for my face?

I have very dry skin. Which vitamins is good to take and what good moisturizer you would advice for my face?

Please look at the: Ingredients on the label of any skin cream you are thinking of using. If it has alcohol in it do not buy it. Alcohol dries the skin. Vitamin E capsules can help the skin. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I use only salon products on hair it's still dry and breaks off, I have thin nails, dry skin, acne, dark circles, why?! what should I do? Vitamins?

I use only salon products on hair it's still dry and breaks off, I have thin nails, dry skin, acne, dark circles, why?! what should I do? Vitamins?

See your MD: Your should see your doctor and get an evauation as some of your symptoms could be consistent with a low thyroid state or possibly anemia or iron deficiency.
Your doctor can examine you and do blood tests to determine what is going on. ...Read more

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Is a deficiency in vitamin d, hight cortisol and prolactin, too much LDL cholesterol a sign of hypothyroid? Symptoms dry skin, astheny and low libido

Is a deficiency in vitamin d, hight cortisol and prolactin, too much LDL cholesterol a sign of hypothyroid? Symptoms dry skin, astheny and low libido

Forgive my frankness: Your lack of vitamin d is probably the result of your getting too little in your diet and not getting enough sunlight. A spot cortisol is of little value except as a screen for addison's which I will assume is ruled out. Your high prolactin and low libido in a man with some serious acne like you're being treated for makes me suspect strongly that you have a prolactinoma. ...Read more

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100 mg of minocycline twice a day and tretinoin cream is helping acne but causing extremely dry skin! Will topical vitamin E oil help?

Yes: Any type of moisturizer will help. You should apply at least twice daily and make sure the one you use during daylight has a sunscreen built in as well. If the oil form is too "oily" for your skin and re-plugs pores, use the ointment or cream. ...Read more

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Scalp started to become itchy, back pain, feeling weak, tired all the time, dry skin, and swollen lymph nodes in neck. Is this a vitamin def?

Scalp started to become itchy, back pain, feeling weak, tired all the time, dry skin, and swollen lymph nodes in neck. Is this a vitamin def?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Having nausea, fatigue, dry skin, etc. Had thyroid test TSH 4.290& T4 1.15 & ferritin 5, hemoglobin 9.6, vitamin d 11. Would low dose thyroid med help?

Anemia and vitamin: D deficiency. All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, you are deficient in iron and vitamin D and likely deficient in other nutrients as well. It is imperative that you see your doctor for a thorough evaluation. In meantime - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Autoimmune, celiac, thyroid, cbc, anemia, vitamin def all normal. Ct and hida scan normal. Still having pale dry skin, loose pale stools, dry hair, help plz?

Skin: You might try essential fatty acids. Alpha linoleic acid (ala), linoleic acid (la), DHA and EPA which can be found in primrose oil and fish oil. These can help the skin and hair. Also make sure you have a a good healthy gut and take probiotics. ...Read more

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Dry skin and hair thinning, brittle nails, loose bowels, weak muscles, dry skin, poor digestion, fatigue, autoimmune, thyroid, vitamin, anemia r good?

Dry skin and hair thinning, brittle nails, loose bowels, weak muscles, dry skin, poor digestion, fatigue, autoimmune, thyroid, vitamin, anemia r good?

Thyroid?: Not sure what your question is, but some of symptoms sound like low thyroid function. Please consult your doctor for more tests. ...Read more

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Do vitamin supplements make you gain weight?

Do vitamin supplements make you gain weight?

No: Vitamins have no significant calorie content so a contribution to weight gain would not be a direct effect. Some supplements may trigger your appetite and have a secondary effect on your eating habits, thus contributing to weight gain. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are essential vitamin supplements for women to take?

Could you tell me what are essential vitamin supplements for women to take?

Healthy diet: A well-balanced healthy diet is sufficient unless there is an underlying disorder. Low vitamin d is being seen more and more due to doctor's checking the levels more often as well as due to changes in its reference range. The d3 formulation is suggested if low. Things such as iron and calcium may be needed but these are not considered vitamins. ...Read more

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What is a good age to start taking vitamins and supplements?

What is a good age to start taking vitamins and supplements?

Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Get guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. The dose (read label and check that half or more of the ingredients are several 100 % above RDA. Dose more important than a long list. Young adult or when having symptoms. ...Read more

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Are spring valley brand vitamins and supplements of decent quality?

Are spring valley brand vitamins and supplements of decent quality?

Dietary supplement: The food ; drug administration (fda) does not approve of any dietary supplements, nor is there any need to prove safety ; efficacy prior to marketing w/any number of miraculous claims. In fact, there is no mandatory 3rd party oversight. The us pharmacopeia provides a voluntary program: dietary supplement verified (http://www. Usp. Org/usp-verification-services/usp-verified-dietary-supplements). ...Read more

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What is the best way to take many vitamins and supplements together?

What is the best way to take many vitamins and supplements together?

With a meal: Try this: chew your food well, and pop in a pill or two and swallow with the well chewed food. Vegetables work great for this. ...Read more

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Can there be a natural way or any vitamin supplements that can help fix hormonal imbalances?

Can there be a natural way or any vitamin supplements that can help fix hormonal imbalances?

Which of your: Body's thousands of hormones do you think is imbalanced? Hormonal imbalance is a lay term not a legitimate medical one. I doubt if your hormones are out of balance, unless you're overweight and Insulin resistance. Further, the natural way to improve is weight loss. There are no supplements that do anything but waste money. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Is it unhealthy to become a vegatarian? I have heard you have to take a lot of vitamin supplements.

Is it unhealthy to become a vegatarian? I have heard you have to take a lot of vitamin supplements.

No- very healthy, No: A large body of research shows vegetarian diets are "associated with lower blood cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, less obesity ; consequently less heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer ; mortality."-quoting from http://bit. Ly/1cysymm
vegetarians probably need less supps because their diet is better. Vegetarians live longer, though there is some debate about why- see http://bit. Ly/gagviu. ...Read more

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Which vitamins and supplements should a teenager take??

Which vitamins and supplements should a teenager take??

Whole Food Vitamins: In general, vitamins made from whole foods (they will be labeled as such) are more easily absorbed and used by your body and are a better choice. These types of vitamins are generally only available at health food stores, both local and online. High quality Omega-3 fatty acids may also be of benefit. ...Read more

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What are some vitamin supplements to help with tremors?

What are some vitamin supplements to help with tremors?

None: Tremors can be aggravated by caffeine, anxiety, stress and might be a sign of a familial condition. If you're worried about this, discuss it with your doctor ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Vitamins And Supplements (Definition)

Vitamins and supplements are compounds that are produced and ...Read more