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What Vitamin Do I Need To Stop Boils
No: I am unaware of any scientifically validated direct connection between an individual with boils and vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Keeping one's immune system strong and in optimal condition can help the body prevent and fight infections and vitamin, mineral, and nutritional supplements usually take that angle in promoting. Consultation with a dermatologist would likely be much more helpful. ...Read more
All of them: All the vitamins are known as non caloric nutrients. They are all essential to life and deficiency of any one of them will cause ill health ...Read more
Should I use vitamin E oil on a very recently healed boil/pus pimple on my back for moisturizerzation purposes? Or use aveeno? Or leave it alone?
Leave it alone: Let your body heal itself at this point. Doing extra stuff will increase the risk of reinfection. ...Read more
Vitamin b3 is supposed to help with staph infections. Can it help people who get boils often? Which is better for that if they were diabetic?
Prenatal vitamins: If you are pregnant, you should only take your prenatal vitamin. There are certain vitamins that you should NOT take in excess while you are pregnant. ...Read more
Huh???: Stay away from people that might do it. ...Read more
Vitamins: Keep on the pnvs.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm 34yr and I want to try having a baby, which vitamins should I take and when should I stop taking them?
Just eat healthy: Male or female, there's little reason to think that taking glitzy supplements will help you become a parent. I trust you're eating a generally healthy diet, for your own sake. A woman planning to conceive does well to be sure she has enough Folic Acid and iron on board. What you can get in a cheap drugstore-chain vitamin-&-mineral tab is plenty. Good luck & stay proactive. ...Read more
I'm teying to lose 20lbs. I'm taking ultimate flora and a women's multi vitamin. I haven't been losing weight. Should I stop taking these and see?
No known, unlikely.:
It is not known to do so.
If you mean vitamin d.
Exposing yourself to too much sun to get the vitamin can be bad and this is worth reviewing:
http://cjbmd. Com/docs/ps_vitamind. Pdf
now, d18 is not something we see in med school as the way to call vitamin d. If you mean another product of some sort, it is unclear and I cannot answer that. ...Read more
Vitamin D: Is fat soluble and takes approx. 3 mos to reach equilibrium with normal daily replacement, and the same length of time to be fully metabolized out of your system. However, you are constantly making vitamin d in your skin, and ingesting it in food, so there is no real accurate answer to your question. ...Read more
See your doctor: Thinning hair can be normal, or the sign of other illnesses. See your doctor to get proper evaluation & testing if necessary. Your thyroid, pituitary & adrenal glands need to be checked. Most often it's seborrhea or normal. Straightening or ironing your hair can also thin it out. See your doctor. Vitamins won't help unless the cause is vitamin deficiency. ...Read more
In many cases, yes: Excellent question! Vitamin supplements are usually not needed if you are getting a good variety of foods in your diet. And vitamins that come packaged in natural foods are preferred in general to supplements. Exceptions include vitamin d in elderly, which reduces the risk of falling, and folate supplements in childbearing age women. A good iphone prevention resource is my health checklist 2012. ...Read more
Generally not needed: With a healthy diet, taking vitamin supplements generally have not been shown to benefit your health. Elders who are low in vitamin d have a lower risk of falling if they take about 800 units of vit d daily, and taking a folate supplement of 400 micrograms daily is recommended for women who can have children to prevent some birth defects. Beta carotene supplements can be harmful to smokers. ...Read more
So I'm curious if I completely stop eating any vitamins/minerals will I lack in them after about 2 weeks?
NOt likely: If you have been eating a well balanced diet with plenty of fruits/veggies, fish/meats etc...Your body likely has good storage of the vitamins to last for quite awhile. Also, vitamins/mineral supplements should be used as supplement, not to replace your diet. So, eating a well balanced diet will eliminate the need for those pills. Stay healthy. Live well. Live long. Good luck. ...Read more
Can I use hairfinity vitamin and prenatal together, or should I stop one? I am also trying to get pregnant
Take only one: These two products have overlap of multiple vitamins. Although some people advocate to consume more vitamins, I generally try not exceeding the recommended dietary allowance. So if you add the %RDA of Vitamin A in both vitamins, you see that you go over 100%. So, I will take one or the other, but not both. Why not take only prenatal now, and take the other after baby/breastfeeding ...Read more
I4 mnths preg. Want 2stop vitamins pregncare with omegacal&vit d. Is this ok? Last bloods high folat so thinkin ok to stop nwdon't wanbaby to b to big
Zinc: Vit c does not do much. Take adequate amounts of zn, though. ...Read more
Vitamin D supplement: Vitamin D deficiency is extremely common in both children and adults. If you are no longer breast feeding, you can stop the supplements whenever you feel is appropriate, but pay careful attention and make sure your toddler is eating plenty of foods with Vitamin D and plays in the sunshine regularly. ...Read more
Which medications should I stop before the allergy test. And for how long should I stop them is it three days or 1 week is vitamins ok to take?
Antihistamines: Vitamins are ok. Primarily it is antihistamines that are the issue, and need to be avoided for a week prior to the test. Some for 5 days, depends on the allergist and the method of testing. Beware of antihistamines now in nasal sprays and eyedrops. Plus certain pysch drugs (notably antidepressants). Tests should include + and - control tests; + control doesn't show positive? Problem. ...Read more