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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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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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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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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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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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Does biotin make some women lose weight?

Does biotin make some women lose weight?

No: If you don't have a biotin deficiency, which is very uncommon, taking a biotin supplement will do nothing for you. Biotin is needed for normal metabolism but it will not improve it if there is no deficiency. As it is water soluble, the body will not even store it so it offers no long-term benefit. It plays no role in weight loss in the absence of deficiency so adding more doesn't help. ...Read more

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Is there a relation between biotin and gaining weight 1000mcg , what can I do to make my hair stronger and to stop hair lose, 17yrs.Thnx for answering?

Is there a relation between biotin and gaining weight 1000mcg , what can I do to make my hair stronger and to stop hair lose, 17yrs.Thnx for answering?

N0: There is no evidence that biotin causes weight gain. It is eating too much and exercising too little which cause weight gain (yes, even in low thyroid status). ...Read more

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Is it true that taking biotin can make you break out? What are the side effect of taking biotin? I just want to use it for hair growth.

Is it true that taking biotin can make you  break out? What are the side effect of taking biotin? I just want to use it for hair growth.

There are reports: from people that they broke out on it. There are reports it treats acne http://www.progressivehealth.com/biotin-acne.htm First, note that it is a required vitamin that is always present in you. Second, realize there is zero scientific or even slightly organized data to support either view. Might be helpful for hair if you have a deficiency. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20690572 cannot say ...Read more

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Best acne pills to make my acne disappear ? I'm really looking for one .. My acne is getting out of control ever sines I took biotin .

Best acne pills to make my acne disappear ? I'm really looking for one .. My acne is getting out of control ever sines I took biotin .

You have options: Depending on what type of acne you have, there are a variety of medications that can improve acne. Topical products can help as can oral antibiotics. If your acne is hormone related birth control or spironolactone can help. For severe acne, oral Isotretinoin has a strong record of clearing acne. Talk with dermatologist to decide which would work best for you. ...Read more

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