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Doctor insights on: Why Does Biotin Make You Itch

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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

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...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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Why itchy taking biotin is more common w/people w/ MS? Mom has MS & found supplement that helps tingles but biotin in it makes her itch. Ok to take?

Why itchy taking biotin is more common w/people w/ MS? Mom has MS & found supplement that helps tingles but biotin in it makes her itch. Ok to take?

Comments: Although not fully proven, there seems to be some benefit from Biotin in progressive MS. If the supplement causes itching, there may be an allergic reaction, but this could be secondary to a different additive in the preparation. Her doctor could help sort this out, so get neurologist involved. ...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 a teen take biotin?

Can a teen take biotin?

Yes: It is indicated for biotin deficiency. Their is no standardized test for Biotin deficiency. Hence clinical signs like hair thinning, rash, depression, tingling of arms and legs. May be associated with Diabetics, pregnancy, rapid weight loss and malabsorption. Doses are adjusted for age ...Read more

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Is 1mg of biotin a lot?

Is 1mg of biotin a lot?

Biotin: Biotin is vitamin b7, and is water-soluble. It most often comes in "mcg" doses -- there are 1000 mcg in 1 mg. Deficiencies are rare, as daily needs are small (around 50 mcg/day in adults) and it's abundant in food. Long-term antiseizure meds or antibiotics, intestinal malabsorption, & eating raw egg whites can lead to biotin deficiency. If you have one of these issues, 1mg is okay. ...Read more

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Does Biotin help your body?

Does Biotin help your body?

Essential 4 health!: As a vitamin, by definition biotin is an essential nutrient.
While deficiency is uncommon, low biotin can cause hair loss, dermatitis, and skin rash, ataxia, seizures, and other neurologic dysfunctions. High doses can be helpful for skin and hair health as well as blood sugar regulation. See http://draxe. Com/biotin-benefits/ and http://lpi. Oregonstate. Edu/mic/vitamins/biotin
for details. ...Read more

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Is 10000 mcg biotin too much?

Is 10000 mcg biotin too much?

High dose: It is a high dose and has been recommended by some dermatologists and alternate medicine practitioners for hair loss at dose of 2000 to 10000 micrograms. It is considered a safe supplement with minimal side effects like nausea, pain, stress;anxiety, diarrhea and chest pain.And rarely itching. ...Read more

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Should teenagers take biotin?

Should teenagers take biotin?

No, it is not needed: Biotin is present in a wide variety of food. Deficiencies are rare.
Consider discussing with your primary care doctor supplementing if:
1. Your child/ teen consumes raw eggs (raw egg white contains avidin, a substance that antagonizes biotin).
2. Your child/teen is taking valproic acid (a medication used primarily to treat seizures).
3. Is on IV nutrition (tpn). ...Read more

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Is 300 mcg of biotin too much?

Is 300 mcg of biotin too much?

No it is not too muc: No it is not too much. Daily requirement is 30 microgram per day, which is readily available in food supply. It is used as much as 8000 to 10000 micrograms dose for hair loss prevention and growth.300 micrograms is not too much accordingly. ...Read more

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Can I take biotin all at once?

Can I take biotin all at once?

WhatDoYouMeanAllAtOn: What do you mean all at once what?
If you mean that can you take all the piils at one time. The answer is no, And don't take more than one a day
And why are you taking Biotin? ...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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Can a teen take 5000mcg biotin.

Can a teen take 5000mcg biotin.

Don't need mo biotin: Biotin deficiency is very very rare. It is trendy right now to take if for hair and nails. Going beyond 100 mcg per day is not necessary and there is no evidence of benefit beyond this amount. Biotin is a water soluble B vitamin, so your body *probably* would simply pee out the extra. So it can be a nice way to make your pee expensive :) ...Read more

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3000 mcg to biotin, is too much?

3000 mcg to biotin, is too much?

High dose: It is a high dose and has been recommended by some dermatologists and alternate medicine practitioners for hair loss at dose of 2000 to 10000 micrograms. It is considered a safe supplement with minimal side effects like nausea, pain, stress;anxiety, diarrhea and chest pain.And rarely itching. ...Read more

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Is 10, 000 mcg of biotin too much?

Is 10, 000 mcg of biotin too much?

High dose: It is a high dose and has been recommended by some dermatologists and alternate medicine practitioners for hair loss at dose of 2000 to 10000 micrograms. It is considered a safe supplement with minimal side effects like nausea, pain, stress;anxiety, diarrhea and chest pain.And rarely itching. ...Read more

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What's the pros and cons of biotin?

What's the pros and cons of biotin?

Vitamin H/B7: Biotin vitamin b7 or vitamin h is an essential vitamin
daily requirement is 30microgram of biotin, which is readily available in well balanced diet containing egg yolk, cheddar cheese, pork, liver, salmon, whole wheat bread. And normal bacteria in the small bowell also synthesise biotin
deficiency of biotin can cause hair loss and brittle nails and may require supplements 2to10mgm daily. ...Read more