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Why Does Biotin Make You Itch
I've had a mild itching all over my body. First one place then another. I've recently started taking Biotin in the morning & B12 in the evening. Could?
Stop taking: If you suspect that either Biotin or B12 might have caused the itching, you need to stop taking them for at least a week to see if that makes a difference. Dry skin is also a common issue at your age and may be helped by applying a moisturizer on the body within 3 minutes after bathing on a regular basis. If neither is the issue, see your doctor ...Read more
Area encircling my mouth, about a centimeter away from lips is blotchy & brownish. I'm on birth control & biotin. No pain, bumps, or itch. What is it?
Melasma: You are describing melasma, which is often seen as darker areas of pigmentation and can be associated with use of bcp or hormones. Alternatively, if you have a lip licking habit, then that causes very mild skin irritation which when exposed to sun could cause "post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.". ...Read more
Not supposed: Biotin or other inert compound in the same pill as anything else may cause allergies especially if taken from animal origen. What kind of breakout is giving you? Itchy wheals scattered throughout the body? Swelling of lips, tongue or throat? Wheezing? Depending upon how fast the reaction is after intake the more serious it is. Consider other causes too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: There have been similar and occasional complaints such as yours however though not born out by science. Your dose is huge--recommended is only 30-100 mcg daily. Biotin, also vitamin h or b7, helps convert food to energy ; builds hair ; nails. Found in almonds, eggs, liver, pecans, sardines ; whole grains. Though biotin is nontoxic, try getting it in foods instead ; see what your weight does! ...Read more
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