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Vitamin To Prevent Mosquito Bites
Prevention.: Mosquito safety- use bed netting when sleeping. Spray the walls of the home with insecticide. Wear long pants & long sleeved shirts from dusk to dawn. Use Permethrin spray on clothing and mosquito netting. Deet agents can be used on skin. Natural - Both aloe vera & basil leaf can act as repellents. ...Read more
Use anti-histamines: For bug bites, one can take over-the-counter claritin, zyrtec, or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to block histamine, which causes itching. Putting Hydrocortisone 1% cream 2-3 times a day on the bites for 3-5 days will help them go away. For more itch relief, one can put an anti-itch gel such as "itch-x" on the bites. Itch-x has an anesthetic to numb the itch. If bites grow, ooze, or get painful, a doctor can evaluate. ...Read more
Itching bites: Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator & apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties effect. Consider applying calamine lotion. Apply crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water & baking soda is effective when applied to lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Chlorpheniramine. ...Read more
Mosquito Bites.: If you live in endemic areas -use good mosquito safety- use bed netting when sleeping. Spray the walls of the home with insecticide. Wear long pants & long sleeved shirts from dusk to dawn. Use Permethrin spray on clothing and mosquito netting. Deet agents can be used on skin. Aloe Vera & Basil are natural deterrents. Don't know about how diet effects mosquitoes biting one. ...Read more
Any that...: ...Contain deet, at this time deet is the most effective repellent. ...Read more
I feel a large pimple coming in on my chin. It looks red and round like a mosquito bite. How do I prevent it from becoming a large puss filled pimple.
Possibly.: Properly used, it will certainly make infection much less likely. ...Read more
Maybe not: I heard years ago that taking b1 makes us taste bad to mosquitos and can reduce the number of bites especially in children. I do not know about sand flies. I got an email saying put some pennies in a baggy of water and hang that near where you will l be and it from the pennies are too much for them. ...Read more
LOADED QUESTION?: Depending on your diet, if you are maintaining a good diet with mainly fruits, grains, nuts, vegetables and staying away from the fatty foods, heavy sugars, not smoking or consuming alcohol. You are probably getting most of your vitamins in their original form and ok. Unfortunately most the civilized world has a highly refined food diet which strips the natural vitamins from our food. ...Read more
Vitamins for anxiety: Some supplements stabilize lactate levels in your body, hence reduce anxiety to some extent. Few of the supplements tried include vitamin b (thiamine, pyridoxine & niacinamide), vitaminc, vitamin e, zinc/magnesium/potassium/calcium/selenium, gaba, valerian, kava, passionflower, lavender oil, l-theanine in green tea. ...Read more
Migraine prevention: Migraine prevention is normally recommended when headaches occur 2 or more days per week. They work best when they are used continuously. Substances known to help prevent migraines include magnesium, butterbur, amitriptyline, topiramate, propranolol, and vitamin B2. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Patches?: I am not sure what you mean by "vitamin deficient patches" but if you are referring to skin lesions that might be related to nutrient deficiencies, the most common cause is lack of essential omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids and zinc deficiency. Fruit is not a good source of fatty acids or zinc. ...Read more
Vitamin k is a cofactor in humans' ability to clot. When we don't have enough we have the potential to have severe bleeding. That is why brand new babies receive a dose of vitamin k.
Humans get most of their vitamin k from bacteria in their intestines although it also comes from some foods. ...Read more
MarketingNoSuchThing: Vitamins are all single molecules (look up on Google images) which are common in the vast majority of foods which humans have long eaten. Humans have not maintained every gene to make every protein enzyme to make them (generally missing only 1 of many steps) out of other molecules. Vitamins serve as helpers for cells to perform specific intracellular chemical reactions. Marketed for $, not health. ...Read more
Just eat wisely: You are wise to eat a sensible diet and get your vitamins and minerals in this way; if you wish, some people (especially vegetarians) probably benefit from an inexpensive vitamin-and-mineral supplement. It is extremely difficult to do studies of real people and the impact of diet as there are so many variables; sometimes high intake of some "good things" seems to increase some cancer risks. ...Read more
In some situations:
Research shows in most situations, taking vitamin c does not prevent colds, but in those who do extreme physical exertion or are exposed to cold temperatures it's a useful preventive- see http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/15495002? Dopt=abstrct.
Studies show vit c reduces duration of cold symptoms. High doses at onset may be especially helpful- see http://www. Vitamincfoundation. Org/surefire. Shtml. ...Read more
How to you prevent your hair from thinning && how to get thicker hair? Is there vitamins for that?
See below: B vitamins are popular, but you would want to know why your hair is getting thin---it could be a number of conditions such as thyroid disease. See your doctor because at your age, you should not be experiencing this. ...Read more
What prenatal vitamins should I take I had a D and C yesterday and want to prevent further problems as much as possible?
Prenatal vit: Any prenatal vitamin by reputable company should be OK. It is important to have folate (folic acid), (folic acid) as folate (folic acid) deficiency is a cause of neural tube defects. Avoid medications that interfere with folate (folic acid) metabolism (methotrexate, aminopterin, pyrimethamine, pentamidine, trimethoprim (sulfur drugs), anti-convulsants, barbituates, alcohol). Vit C and zinc is needed for folate (folic acid) metabolism. Healthy diet, veggies ...Read more
What to do if I heard that there's a food supplement / vitamin that you can take which will prevent hot flushes. What is it?
NOT EFFECTIVE: If you suffer excess sleepiness (hyper somnolence), you possess a sleep disorder. This is not a problem which will respond to vitamins, but caffeine in coffee or Coca Cola might transiently help. Best approach is too uncover why you have a sleep issue, and get it corrected. Your doctor should be able to assist. ...Read more
Lowers, not prevents:
Vitamin c is a natural antihistamine. It significantly lowers histamine levels by breaking histamine down but does not, as far as is known, actually prevent histamine from being released. See http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/444603-antihistamine-action-of-vitamin-c/
for preventing release of histamine in the first place consider quercitin, esp. In the form isoquercitin. ...Read more
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No.: There are many, many different parasitic infections. I know of no daily vitamin that helps prevent any of them. ...Read more
None: Vitamin c does not reduce, prevent or change anything about colds. This is one of those great health myths. I have seen at least one patient who was taking mega doses develop a severe rash that resolved when the person stopped it. Does taking a little extra hurt? Usually noit. Will taking a lot help keep you from getting a cold? Probably not. ...Read more
It might some: It is not a cure all! But there is some evidence that if taken regularly (daily)it might reduce the frequency of colds. But hard scientific evidence for this benefit is lacking. ...Read more
Vit C, E, B's: It depends upon how far along in the Alzheimer's process how much prevention can occur. Need to clean up the diet, B-complex, vit C 500mg bid, Vit E 200IU/d as well as antioxidents in general are good ideas-need to see a good integrative Dr. To further evaluate and correct and imbalances-which would be specific to you, check vit D, homocysteine, Vit B12, fasting glucose and insulin to start ...Read more
The whole picture: Choosing a healthy lifestyle with good sleep, exercise, and a very healthy diet, along with a healthy attitude and social life are the best way to prevent chronic disease. See a functional medicine practitioner to address your specific needs related to what your hereditary and lifestyle risks might be for the many chronic diseases that impact us. Sometimes specific supplements are appropriate. ...Read more
When do I start putting my baby in the direct sunlight to help her with vitamin d and to prevent rickets?
Be careful: You are correct that the ultra violet b rays of sunlight start the production of vit d in our skin...But there are risks as well...An increase in skin cancer and melanoma. Dermatologists would probably answer..."never". My answer is do it prudently and be aware clothing and sunscreen block ultravilet b rays. The national recommendation is to supplement all infants with 400 iu of vit d daily. ...Read more
I heard that you shouldn't wear sunscreen as soon as you go outdoors as it'll prevent your body from getting any Vitamin D. Is this true?
False: Studies show even with tons of sunscreen body makes Vit d. So lube up ...Read more
Are vitamin supplements really worth take or do u obtain enough natural vitamins from food? I get the cold a lot and would vitamin tabs prevent it?
Food and vitamins: To get sufficient vitamins from diet, a person needs balance and variety: meats, eggs, dairy, fruits, veggies, whole grains, nuts, juices. And processed refined foods are not vitamin rich. And, many foods are showing less vitamin content because soils are deficient. So, yes, the best carefully selected regular wide variety diet can provide all vitamins, but is a challenge. Add a high quality VIT. ...Read more
Bags under eyes: Have many origins: allergies, lack of sleep, heredity, & even vitamin deficiencies like vitamins c, e, k. Study using these vitamins in retinol-containing gel showed lightening of dark bags as well as decrease in fine wrinkles. Also effective are cucumber/potato slices, parsley frozen in ice cubes, cold compresses made with rosemary tea. ...Read more
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