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Will vitamin/mineral deficiency cause eczema-like symptoms? (if yes, what vitamin(s) or mineral(s)?)

Will vitamin/mineral deficiency cause eczema-like symptoms? (if yes, what vitamin(s) or mineral(s)?)

Yes: Low zinc levels, low magnesium levels as well a deficiencies in vitamins c, b2, and b6. Along with low essential fatty acids can be associated to eczema. Do not forget the strong hereditary and allergic component. ...Read more

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I have heard that prenatal vitamins are good for eczema even if your not pregnant. Is this true?

I have heard that prenatal vitamins are good for eczema even if your not pregnant. Is this true?

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

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Can you get eczema from overdose of vitamin c?

Can you get eczema from overdose of vitamin c?

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

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What do you recommend for atopic eczema (probably from stress)? Already taking vitamins.

What do you recommend for atopic eczema (probably from stress)? Already taking vitamins.

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

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Is eczema linked to vitamin d deficiencies?

Is eczema linked to vitamin d deficiencies?

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 more

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Hello Doctor! I have been suffering from eczema for years. What supplements(vitamins/minerals) would you recommend? Thank you!

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

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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

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

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Does Vitamin D deficiency cause severe itching and eczema in hands and legs? Or could it signify an issue with the liver?

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