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Vitamins That Can Cause Skin Rash
My skin is very sensitive. If I touch my chest, even lightly, I get red rash and bruise easily. Is this a cause for concern? Vitamin deficiency?
Dermatographism?: ... is a skin disorder seen in 4–5% of the world's population and is one of the most common types of urticaria, in which the skin becomes raised and inflamed when stroked, scratched, rubbed, and sometimes even slapped. ...Read more
Complicated: You have significant vit d deficiency and I would suggest that you take vitamin d3 instead of d2 and get another level in about 2 months to assess the status. Consider taking calcium supplement also. I have seen itchy skin lesions which subsided after adequate vitamin d3 supplement. You do need to check with your doctor and make sure that you don't have osteoporosis ...Read more
I started taking 2 weeks ago vitamin B12 sub ling and magnesium I'm also using jojoba oil on my skin after I bathe. But I got a rash and its spreading.
Allergic?: I'd first consider the jojoba oil. You may likely be allergic to it or a component of the oil mixture. Stop and give your skin a few days to see if it starts clearing. If not, see a doctor. ...Read more
My 8-yo has dry skin bumpy rash heaviest on upper body. Big flat rash above arm pit. 3 reddish around waist. Stom bug 4 wks ago. New vitamins&new house?
My 7yr old has white spots on her cheeks (& nowhere else). They seem to be under the skin, not scales/rash. Is it vitamin deficiency or something else?
Pityriasis alba: It sounds like you're describing pityriasis alba. Pityriasis alba is a condition that results from dry skin and is very common in children. It is a patchy lightening of the skin (not a starchy white depigmentation of the skin). It is not scaly and is usually asymptomatic. It tends to look worse in the summer as the affected skin does not tan. Most cases resolve in puberty when skin becomes oily. ...Read more
Possible but unlikel: If you are taking whopping doses which many people do, quite foolishly, then it is possible to have an adverse cutaneous reaction. Keeping the dose to 100% in a vitamin form and supplementing with dietary intake is more than adequate. Anything else is simply overkill and unnecessary. ...Read more
Can wheat plus 3 fruits crelac cause napy rash to my baby? . He also take vitamin C 5 drop daily. He is 4 month old
I am anemic and take vitamin, iron and fish oil. Can any of these cause a rash? It's very itchy and driving me crazy!
Can melanoma cause rash that looks like allergy? And can melanoma cause iron and vitamin d deficiency?
I have all symptoms for geographc tongue, it gets worse when I have vitamin B12 injections. \ have a rash on both wrists all the time too?
I’ve heard that adding vitamins a and d to diet during pregnancy may help control skin itchiness and rashes. Is this true? How much should I take?
6w baby takes 18-24 oz of formula per day as suggested by pediatrician. Due to heat rash, not too much sun exposure. Does she need vitamin Do suppl?
Hi there, I'm making home-made diaper rash ointment with coconut oil, zinc oxide (25%), beeswax, and 5% v/v vitamin e. Is the amount of vitamin e safe for topical use on infants?
I have a 2 month old with a diaper rash...I have vitamin E oil....Will that help the diaper rash go away faster?
I have been taking 50, 000 units of vitamin d and just noticed that I have a rash that looks like a blister and itches can this be do to too much d?
Way too much: There is no reputable science that supports such a high dosage of vitamin d and in fact you may be at a toxic level. 1000 iu is more than enough at any age if you can't get at least 15-30 minutes of sun exposure a day. The rash my be unrelated but stop the vitamin d immediately for at least a couple of weeks. ...Read more
My entire body itches. There is no rash, but I have welts and scabs from scratching. Med's: cymbalta, (duloxetine) levothyroxoid, mult-vitamin. Any ideas to help?
I have rash on my face and pimple keep growing and lead to scarring. Can vitamin E cream cure that?
Finished 2nd cycle of Clomid (clomiphene) & developed severe rash, welts and hives. Also took new prenatal vitamin around same time. Which is more likely culprit?
My daughter has a really bad rash right below here mouth. She is 5 but drools a lot. We are using vitamin E oil. Any other ideas?
Have dry patch at left corner of mouth. Not just cracked corner, more like rash. Doesn't itch. I drink plenty of water and try to get needed vitamins.?
Possible impetigo: If the patch is like a red rash and a little bit painful, it might be a staph/strep infection...often called impetigo. You could try otc antibiotic ointment (I prefer bacitracin) but if it doesn't respond, see your PCP...or consider a consult with HealhTAP with telemedicine level contact. ...Read more
I'm taking fish oil, vitamin a, e, c, biotin, and theanine. Today I woke up with a rash on the outer part of my thighs that is itchy. What could it be?
3 1/2 months since I grazed my face on asphalt. Still a brown/red mark but is it road rash? Will vitamin E scar serum/bio oil help and make it go?
Healing abrasion: It seems like 3.5 months is a long time for these marks to persist, but that time frame is very common. Road rash is used to generally describe any abrasion that results from a sports injury, usually from bicycle/motorcycle riding. There are individual reports that vitamin E serum/bio oil may help with scarring, but it is not universally endorsed. It will gradually fade. Did you get tetanus updated ...Read more
I cant get rid of my uti. I get them very frequently and im taking cranberry vitamins and uristat (phenazopyridine) tablets. But now my thighs are covered in a rash?
Rash likely allergic: You do not say how you diagnose UTI. Bladder and urinary discomfort come from any inflammation of the urinary tract both infective and non-infective causes. You should be evaluated by a urologist if you are having frequent urinary tract discomfort. As to the rash, it can also be allergic or infective in origin and should be seen by your primary MD and he may want to refer you to a dermatologist. ...Read more
I have a rash around my nose, the place where if you were to have a cold. I have tried straight vitamin E for a few days, nothing, I then tried a cortizone cream for a few weeks and irs still there. It is slightly elivated in some spots like little bump
Seborrheic Derm: Seborrheic dermatitis, or seborrhea, is normally found on the scalp but can spread to the face and develop in and around the nose. If the red itchy skin around your nose is seborrhea, it will be accompanied by flaking skin with a scale that can turn anywhere from white to yellowish brown. ...Read more
I have a itchy rash on my arms and legs - I started taking liquid vitamin b12 because I was told mine was extremely low. How can I get rid of it? I h
What is this rash? I've used salicylic, hydrocortisone, vitamin E oil, coconut oil, corn starch, baking soda - not sweating.
More details: You need to see your doctor or dermatologist to check this out. ...Read more
31 yr-old woman diagnosed in China with allergic purpura (capillary toxicosis); is treating with OTC Transfer Factor Oral Solution. What is this.....?
Yes: And in the case of dry skin, one may see small raised bumps especially at the extremities. These will often be prevented by using a moisturizer with 3 minutes after bathing. A rash can also be induced by scratching as well. Some skin rashes are caused by allergies (often contact, drug etc) while many are not. ...Read more
Probably no STD: Syphilis can cause a body-wide rash, but not hive-like and usually not itchy. If you think you're at risk for STDs, get tested. But an STD is not a likely cause of this rash. Most rashes like this are due to drug allergy -- which could include an STD drug if you're on treatment. In that case, contact the doctor treating you. Good luck! ...Read more
Absolutely: You can get a contact rash where the pepper touches your skin and you can also get a red face from increased blood flow, called flushing, after eating the pepper. You can also handle the pepper and touch the baby, causing the rash to appear. Wash your hands well after handling the jalapenos. ...Read more
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