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Doctor insights on: Which Vitamin Deficiencies Can Produce Poor Wound Healing

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How to speed up wound healing with vitamins?

How to speed up wound healing with vitamins?

Wound healing: Typically vitamin c and zinc aid in wound healing. Would also recommend high protein diet and no tobacco use. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wound Healing (Definition)

Wound healing is a field of study in which a person looks at factors that helps wounds heal and factors that are harmful to wounds trying to heal, in order to find the best treatment for each wound. Wounds can be from infections, surgeries, accidents, etc... Poorly healing wounds can occur where there is inadequate blood circulation, such ...Read more


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Can direct application of vitamin C affect wound healing?

Can direct application of vitamin C affect wound healing?

Possibly: However vitamin c is critical in the formation of collagen. So getting enough fruits and vegetables is critical, and vitamin c supplementation is very helpful in wound healing. Take at least 1000 mg 3 times daily with active healing and 1000 for maintenance daily. ...Read more

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Where can I get vitamin B2 deficiency treatment?

Where can I get vitamin B2 deficiency treatment?

Vitamin B12: I commend you for your desire to have good Health.
See your Physician for Diagnosis of B12 deficiency -Atrophic gastritis, Pernicious anemia, weight loss surgery, Crohn's disease, Celiac disease, Heavy drinking.
Discuss:
Vitamin B12-fortified grains.
Supplement.
High-dose oral vitamin B12 if you are deficient.
B12 injections by your Physician. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a vitamin d deficiency?

What is the best treatment for a vitamin d deficiency?

Vit D supplements: Vitamin d supplements are the best and easiest way to normalize your level. Foods and sunshine are not nearly as effective. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and treatment for a vitamin d deficiency?

What are the symptoms and treatment for a vitamin d deficiency?

Vit. D deficiency: Hi. No surprise here, but you treat vitamin D deficiency with vitamin D. The exception is kidney failure where you have to treat with the active hormone form of vitamin D (calcitriol) because the failed kidneys can't make it. Vitamin D deficiency is usually asymptomatic, but in the extreme can cause bone pain and fractures. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for vitamin B12 deficiency?

What is the treatment for vitamin B12 deficiency?

Vitamin B12: Vitamin B12 deficiency is cured by the administration of vitamin b12. The issue is how to adminster the vitamin which requires an intact stomach with a functioning chemical called intrinsic factor and an functioning distal terminal ileum. If these aren't functioning (your clinician will review this with you) then the vitamin can be administered by monthly injections of B12 rather than by the oral. ...Read more

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Will a vitamin d supplement be an effective treatment for lamictal induced deficiency?

Will a vitamin d supplement be an effective treatment for lamictal induced deficiency?

Yes: Lamictal has a whole slew of potential side effects, but wasn't aware that vitamin d deficiency was one of them.
No matter the cause, if you're vitamin d deficient an over the counter 2, 000 units of vitamin d3 daily is a very effective treatment with almost zero potential risk unless you have an elevated calcium level (which should be evaluated by your doc)/. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for vitamin deficiency?

What is the treatment for vitamin deficiency?

Balanced diet and: Supplements. A balanced diet is generally sufficient to prevent as well as treat common vitamin deficiencies. Supplemental/pill forms or injections of vitamins are available and are administered as needed and based on the type of vitamin that may be deficient. ...Read more

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How effective is the treatment of vitamin B12 deficiency even when it has affected the nerves?

Maybe: It can cause permanent damage to nervous tissue if left untreated longer than 6 months.
Links:
1) http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/vitamin_b12_deficiency
2) http://www. Webmd. Com/food-recipes/guide/vitamin-b12-deficiency-symptoms-causes. ...Read more

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How effective is the treatment of vitamin B12 deficiency even when it has already affected my nerves.?

How effective is the treatment of vitamin B12 deficiency even when it has already affected my nerves.?

Absolute!: If has affected nerves and xaused neuropathy, it is absolutely essential I give 3mg im, and then put patient on 2500 mcg/day orally. ...Read more

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23yrs male, having tingling sensation in his feet aggravated at night. Please tell diagnosis and treatment.?? Is it some vitamin deficiency????

23yrs male, having tingling sensation in his feet aggravated at night. Please tell diagnosis and treatment.?? Is it some vitamin deficiency????

Sorry: Sorry, this site does not replace seeing a doctor and you should not expect it to. No ethical doctor anywhere much less here would be so irresponsible as to give you a diagnosis and treatment without seeing you. What you report could be restless-leg syndrome but also a dozen other things. There is no substitute for a history and physical exam in a medical office. ...Read more

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My wife was also given vitamin B12 shots for B12 deficiency (169pg/ml) during her 7th week of pregnancy. Any comments on the course of treatment.

My wife was also given vitamin B12 shots for B12 deficiency (169pg/ml) during her 7th week of pregnancy. Any comments on the course of treatment.

Treat aggressively: Low B12 in early pregnancy significantly increases risk of neural tube defects, a serious birth defect. If this was my patient i'd give injections of methylcobalamin (not cyanocobalamin) 1000 mcg every day until levels come up ; test to make sure your baby was not already affected.
See http://www. Webmd. Com/baby/news/20090302/birth-defects-linked-to-low-vitamin-b12 ; http://bit. Ly/jxwxd2. ...Read more

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I am 33 years old. My hairs getting grey. I need treatment & prevention. How can I keep black my hairs. Any deficiency? Should I take vitamins. Plz adv?

I am 33 years old. My hairs getting grey. I need treatment & prevention. How can I keep black my hairs. Any deficiency? Should I take vitamins. Plz adv?

Agree w Dr. Killian: In india, biotin deficiency is common and may be associated with premature graying of hair. There are numerous products available in indian market which claims to be effective. However, there are no good studies to support their claims. The most popular brand in india is "trichoton forte". But I would not endorse the product as it lacks any data to support it's efficacy or adverse effects. ...Read more

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Can laser treatment for facial hair cause vitamin d deficiency or skin cancer?

Can laser treatment for facial hair cause vitamin d deficiency or skin cancer?

Neither is caused: By laser hair removal treatments, most of which utilize infrared laser wavelengths. This is non-ionizing energy and will not cause skin cancer. Drink milk daily and you will have plenty of vitamin d, especially if you are in the sunlight for 10 or 15 minutes a day also. ...Read more

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Can laser treatment for facial hair lead to a vitamin d deficiency or cause skin cancer?

Can laser treatment for facial hair lead to a vitamin d deficiency or cause skin cancer?

No: Neither has ever been reported. The wavelengths used are not in the spectrum to cause either condition. ...Read more

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Not sure why resident used a term like poor wound healing then left. I really need to know what that means.?

Not sure why resident used a term like poor wound healing then left. I really need to know what that means.?

Need more info: Likely this means that you have not had the expected outcome. Poor wound healing can be caused by many factors including infections, malnutrition, diabetes, renal failure, smoking, anemia, medications like steroids or chemotherapy, poor blood supply etc., not offloading appropriately, and occasionally poor surgical technique. Next time ask him exactly what he means. ...Read more

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Is osteomyelitis related to poor wound healing?

Is osteomyelitis related to poor wound healing?

Can be related: Open wound over a bone can lead to osteomyelitis. This happens most commonly with underlying peripheral vascular disease, peripheral neuropathy, or diabetes. With an open fracture (compound fracture), the bone that punctures through the skin is exposed to bacteria. This increases risk of osteomyelitis. Recent surgery or injection around a bone can also expose the bone to bacteria and osteomyelitis ...Read more

Dr. David Hardin
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Poor Wound Healing (Definition)

Poor healing (poor skin healing) is a symptom in which a person's skin does not heal properly after cuts and scrapes, or after surgery. The skin may take a long time to heal, or it may form a weaker/thinner type of skin or scar. Poor skin healing can be due to poor ...Read more


Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

Wound = injury to tissue. May include ...Read more