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Dr. Yash Khanna
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Can biotin cause severe itching?

Can biotin cause severe itching?

Yes it possible: It has been reported as an uncommon side effect of people taking biotin.It has been reported in people with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, rhematoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

Itch is also known as Itching. Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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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?

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

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Why does biotin cause me to itch so much?

Why does biotin cause me to itch so much?

Yes it possible: It has been reported as an uncommon side effect of people taking biotin.It has been reported in people with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, rhematoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Does biotin make you break out?

Does biotin make you break out?

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 more

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Dr. Mary Lambe
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Does biotin 5000 mcg make you gain weight?

Does biotin 5000 mcg make you gain weight?

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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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Does taking biotin make you gain weight?

Does taking biotin make you gain weight?

It does not.: Biotin is a micronutrient b vitamin and does not cause weight gain. ...Read more

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Will biotin 10000mcg make you gain weight?

Biotin: According to a number of sources, when used orally in doses of up to 10 mg per day, biotin (or vitamin b7) does not cause side effects. ...Read more

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