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Vitamins For Eczema
Will vitamin/mineral deficiency cause eczema-like symptoms? (if yes, what vitamin(s) or mineral(s)?)
Prenatal Vitamins: Rashes caused by prenatal vitamins are most likely the result of an allergic reaction and need to be assessed by a medical doctor. Drugs.Com warns that hives that develop after taking prenatal vitamins may indicate a severe allergic reaction. Other rashes that can develop from an allergy to prenatal vitamins include general itching and eczema. ...Read more
Probably not: The exact cause of atopic dermatitis (eczema) is unknown, but it's likely due to a combination of dry, irritable skin with a malfunction in the body's immune system. Stress and other emotional disorders can worsen atopic dermatitis, but they don't cause it. Most experts believe atopic dermatitis has a genetic basis. ...Read more
Moisturize!: The cornerstone of treatment for atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is moisturizing the inflamed skin tissue. This cannot be stressed enough. Use a fragrance-free, dye-free moisturizer several times daily. For particularly inflamed, itchy, or red areas, use a steroid like hydrocortisone or a prescription from your doc. Be diligent to monitor and treat every day, and you will likely improve quickly! ...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
Hello Doctor! I have been suffering from eczema for years. What supplements(vitamins/minerals) would you recommend? Thank you!
EFA's, multivit. and: Many supplements may help, though no single one helps everyone. I advise a good quality fish oil and Evening Primrose Oil, a quality multivitamin, extra Vit. C & D, pycnogenol and probiotics. Other approaches like acupuncture and homeopathy may help-see https://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/condition/eczema and http://tinyurl.com/kw3ftx5 and http://eczema-natural-healing.com/eczema-treatment.html ...Read more
For how to get rid of eczema scars and found out that vitamin E oil helps. But i was just wondering, is it good for all skin types?
How many chorella vitamins should I take a day? My doctor recommended it to me cause of my acne and eczema but I don't know how many to take daily
Chlorella: According to the manufacture, start with 1 gram per day (equals 1000 mg which is the dose of one capsule). You may increase gradually to a total of 5 grams per day (5 capsules) if desired. Carefully read the directions on the label. If still in doubt ask the doctor who recommended them how much they would like you to take. ...Read more
Does Vitamin D deficiency cause severe itching and eczema in hands and legs? Or could it signify an issue with the liver?
No: Vit D deficiency isn't a cause for eczema/itching or a cause for liver disease, can it be seen in people having those conditions? Yes, but not a cause. Vit D deficiency is usually related to insufficient vitamin D intake or insufficient sun exposure, a very common condition can lead to osteopenia or osteoporosis, (weak bones) if long standing, treatment is easy, good luck ...Read more
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