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Which vitamins help hair grow?

Which vitamins help hair grow?

Vitamins A,B,C,E: Beta-carotene, vitamins a, b, c, e, zinc, iron, copper, omega fatty acids, biotin, Folic Acid are all important for healthy hair growth. You can get optimal amounts of these essential nutrients by eating a balanced diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and taking supplements. ...Read more

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Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Best vitamins for thinning hair? Sillenium and biotin? Any other?

Best vitamins for thinning hair? Sillenium and biotin? Any other?

There are NO: vitamins that will help with thinning hair. Check w/your doctor about possible causes. ...Read more

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Remedy vitamin-a , b-12, zinc, vitamin-d3 deficiencies?

Remedy vitamin-a , b-12, zinc, vitamin-d3 deficiencies?

Find cause: I'm going to assume that you were tested by a reputable lab; there are fake "nutrition labs." d3 deficiency is common due to diet and lack of sun exposure. If you are vitamin a and zinc deficient on a reasonably normal non-vegetarian diet, you may have malabsorption. If you are B12 deficient non-vegan, you are likely to be seriously sick & need a proper workup. Get with a dr you rightly trust. ...Read more

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Biotin hair skin in nails ok?

Biotin hair skin in nails ok?

Biotin: Biotin or vitamin b7 is necessary to healthy the health of nails, bone marrow, skin, hair and nerves. ...Read more

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Eating biotin my hair get thinning i've seb der on scalp but under control eating b complex vitamin my hair get thick which of b vitamin is helping ??

Eating biotin my hair get thinning i've seb der on scalp but under control eating b complex vitamin my hair get thick which of b vitamin is helping ??

None of them: There is no magic vitamin for hair. The con men hope to scam some of your money. Now you know the truth, you need not be a sucker. If you have an issue with your hair a dermatologist will help you. It is not the same for everybody. Ideal nutrition comes with food, not pills. ...Read more

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Biotin or selenium for hair loss?

Biotin or selenium for hair loss?

Biotin has been reco: Biotin has been recommended by some dermatologists and alternate medicine practitioners.As it is shown that biotin deficiency can cause hair loss.It can be tried with a dose of 2to 10 mgm per day, to stop the shortage and prevent hair loss selenium in excess can cause hair loss. ...Read more

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Prenatal vitamins beneficial for hair growth and nail health?

Prenatal vitamins beneficial for hair growth and nail health?

No: I don't know how that popular myth got started, but i know of no credible evidence that vitamin tablets do anything for hair or nails. Biotin (available in any health food store) does promote hair and nail growth (5000 units/day) if taken regularly. ...Read more

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Hair, skin and nails vitamins , green tea , glutathione , grape seed, alpha lipoic acid , msm , nac can I take them during pregnancy.

Probably: But why? These supplements have not been tested in pregnancy and there is a chance of an issue. Take a prenatal vitamin with dha. Vitamin supplementation is a long term game and would lay off in pregnancy, gd luc. ...Read more

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Beside biotin which other vitamins promote growth and healthy hair?

Beside biotin which other vitamins promote growth and healthy hair?

Nutritionist: There are many supplements that promote improved immune system and health. Better health will also help with growth, but varies from person to person ...Read more

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What vitamins and supplements make hair grow faster?

What vitamins and supplements make hair grow faster?

Many: There are many. Take a multivitamin every morning and a b complex vitamin which should cover them. There are also vitamins sold specifically for hair growth in pharmacies. The vitamins include b complex vitamins, vitamin a, biotin, vitamin c, and vitamin e. Also eat a healthy well balanced diet. ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins cure acne?

Can prenatal vitamins cure acne?

No: I'm sorry anyone told you something so foolish. They're good for you and for baby, but if you have acne while you are pregnant, your best choice is topical benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more

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Biotin , zinc , B12 and fish oil take daily is that ok ?

Biotin , zinc , B12 and fish oil take daily is that ok ?

Yes: Biotin, zinc, B12 and omega 3 fatty acids (found in fish oil) are all essential nutrients and perfectly safe to take daily. I would avoid taking more than 40 mg a day of zinc long-term unless you have a condition like pyrroluria which creates a need for more. Some brands of fish oil are much better than others- my favorites are nordic naturals ; omegavail by designs for health. ...Read more

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Can I take nature's bounty extra strength hair skin & nails argan oil infused 5000 mcg of biotin whiles breast feeding?

Can I take nature's bounty extra strength hair skin & nails argan oil infused 5000 mcg of biotin whiles breast feeding?

"Buyer beware": It is uncertain what harm or what good a substance will do for a breastfeeding mother and her breastfed baby, if the substance is not a real medicine, tested and tested again, approved by the FDA, and with known effects and side effects. Buyer beware. User beware. It is best to stick with real medicines when it is needed, because we have more certainty about a real drug's composition, purity, etc. ...Read more

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Can water and juice fasting with vitamins clear up scalp infections on its own?

Can water and juice fasting with vitamins clear up scalp infections on its own?

Use a real Rx also: If it's aggressive staph, and you're ignoring recommended antibiotic treatment, you're risking your life. Other deep bacterial infections are often difficult to treat but an antibiotic is your only real hope. Fungal infections and seborrhea require a different treatment; clusters of infected hairs tend to self-cure explaining internet testimonials of "natural cures". Get smart and proactive. ...Read more

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What vitamins increase blood to the scalp?

What vitamins increase blood to the scalp?

None of them: If this question is driven by a desire to avoid or treat male pattern baldness, you are also badly misinformed about the nature of the process. All men lose the hair on their templates at about age 20; i see that you are 22. Many men, especially those blessed with abundant chest hair, have the process continue. Your options are surgery, medical rx, or deciding you're happy with it. ...Read more

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Do vitamin E increase blood flow to the scalp?

Do vitamin E increase blood flow to the scalp?

No: There is no scientific evidence that vitamin e increases blood flow to your scalp. Too much vitamin e has been associated with increased rate of stroke. Baldness is not a function of scalp blood flow. ...Read more

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Eating biotin my hair get thinning i've seb der on scalp but under control eating b complex vitamin my hair get thick which of b vitamin is helping ??

None of them: There is no magic vitamin for hair. The con men hope to scam some of your money. Now you know the truth, you need not be a sucker. If you have an issue with your hair a dermatologist will help you. It is not the same for everybody. Ideal nutrition comes with food, not pills. ...Read more

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My scalp itches a lot. Started 10 months ago, and geting worst. Went to dr, but she saw a healthy scalp and hair.gave me vitamins,but didnt help?

My scalp itches a lot. Started 10 months ago, and geting worst. Went to dr, but she saw a healthy scalp and hair.gave me vitamins,but didnt help?

See a dermatologist: Vitamins?? Really? You need a skin specialist, which should have been evident to your DR. Try Dove body wash, shampoo with this IN THE SWOWER every day. Ask your pharmacy for a LIQUID hydrocortisone to rub in after the shower. ...Read more

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I have severe vitamin b12, d deficiency and at same time has excess production of sebum on scalp. Is both are related??And any other mineral for it??

I have severe vitamin b12, d deficiency and at same time has excess production of sebum on scalp. Is both are related??And any other mineral for it??

Unrelated: There is no direct relationship or association I am aware of between seborrhea (what you have) and B12 deficiecy. You are very young for being so B12 deficient. Do you not like LIVER, SALMON, TROUT, CLAMS, or BEEF? A mineral put into shampoos is selenium but I find that has variable effects. Check with a dermatologist for more information...and fix your B12 status...VERY IMPORTANT! ...Read more

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Is vitamin E good to treat itchy scalp and dryness in hair and scalp?

Is vitamin E good to treat itchy scalp and dryness in hair and scalp?

Depends: If it is seborrheic dermatitis (dandruff) you may need a combination of shampoos and topical treatment. There is also the possibility of scalp psoriasis or something else. Vitamin e may help to a certain extend with the dryness but may not completely address your itch (or the possible underlying condition). Give your dermatologist a shout! ...Read more

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My daughter has ringworm on her scalp, is it okay to put vitamin E on it?Will it help it and how?

My daughter has ringworm on her scalp, is it okay to put vitamin E on it?Will it help it and how?

No.: No, vitamin e has no effect on ringworm. But first, make sure that it really is ringworm; many circular rashes are assumed to be ringworm by inexperienced caregivers. If it really is ringworm, you will need a prescription medicine. Make sure your doctor gives you an oral treatment - creams and lotions won't get the job done by themselves when it's on the scalp. ...Read more

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Best multivitamin or vitamin to get rid of candida overgroqth and scalp fungus i'm taking gnc probiotic 10 billion conplex ?

Best multivitamin or vitamin to get rid of candida overgroqth and scalp fungus i'm taking gnc probiotic 10 billion conplex ?

Scalp problems: Vitamins in this setting have only limited use. Best to see a doctor for proper evaluation. In this modern age, vitamin deficiencies are rare as long as you eat a balanced diet (and are not vegetarian). I advocate getting vitamins, minerals and micronutrients from food rather than wasting money on supplements. It's a big marketing scam. Try selenium sulphide shampoo while you wait for an apt. ...Read more

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I have a hair loss problem and an empty line in my scalp, i went to doctors they gave me a spray and vitamin but that dosnt work , what should I do?

I have a hair loss problem and an empty line in my scalp, i went to doctors they gave me a spray and vitamin but that dosnt work , what should I do?

Hair loss: If the spray was rogaine (minoxidil) or similar product, it takes daily use & some time to see results. There may be a hormonal imbalance (too much male hormone; check with gyn). Dermatologist may be able to determine cause & offer treatment options. ...Read more

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Sudden oily scalp n severe hair fall at the age of 19F. Vitamins,minerals,thyroid are normal in range. It increases in humid climate. What is d reason?

Most likely: This is most likely telogen effluvium. Read up on this and see if it describes you. Usually no cause is found and it goes away on its own. ...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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Do I have a vitamin B12 deficiency or MS? Im 19, female with tingling, numbness in head/scalp, feet, legs, and hands. Muscle spasm? Anxiety maybe?

Do I have a vitamin B12 deficiency or MS? Im 19, female with tingling, numbness in head/scalp, feet, legs, and hands. Muscle spasm? Anxiety maybe?

Most likely anxiety: Most likely anxiety but a good idea to get checked out by the physician and try to rule out some of those other possibilities ...Read more

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What is the amount of vitamins and minerals for children 8 years old and less per day? What types of v/m should the about ages receive each day?

What is the amount of vitamins and minerals for children 8 years old and less per day? What types of v/m should the about ages receive each day?

Here : Here is a chart of the recommended nutritional requirement by the usda for various ages. The good news is that as long as a child eats a fairly balanced diet, they will get the vitamins and minerals they need to stay healthy. Specific vitamin and mineral deficiencies are uncommon in developed countries where children have access to a variety of foods from the different food groups. Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. ...Read more

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