Vitamin d keratosis

Common Questions and Answers about Vitamin d keratosis


Avatar n tn Lots of research has led me to try the following with my son, who also has KP on his face (not to mention allergies galore!) He is currently taking Beta Carotene supplements along with a multivitamin, Vitamin D and omega-3's. They seem to be improving the KP, although it is not gone yet. KP has been linked to Vitamin A deficiency. Since large amounts of Vitamin A as retinoic acid can be toxic, it is better to take Beta Carotene, which the body will convert to Vitamin A as needed.
Avatar n tn I think you just gave me a possible answer to why I've been getting more of these mouth blisters than ever before, eventhough I've done all these food elimation trials myself. I have been using high doses of chelated iron (can't take prescription iron) under directions from my doctors, and as I've already mentioned, I may be allergic to my vitamin B6 supplement. And, I have good reason to believe I have celiac, eventhough I tested negative for sprue.
Avatar m tn I had this symptom due to vitamin A deficiency (in my case the deficiency was due to hypothyroidism). Keratosis pilaris can also be due to omega 3 deficiency.
Avatar f tn In addition there are other factors that can contribute to being hypo. So you need to be tested for Vitamin D, B12 ferritin, and a diurnal saliva cortisol test done at 4 times during the day. Fro some of your symptoms, I also suggest testing for Progesterone and Estradiol. If the ratio of P to E is too low that can also contribute to low levels of Free T4 and Free T3. Don't just assume that an Endo is a good thyroid doctor. Many are not, for a variety of reasons.
Avatar n tn I am also one of many that suffers from keratosis pilaris but i found that using Vitamin E helps alot. It's not the capsle form of Vitamin E, It's a bottle that is filled with it; meant to be rub on. it almost looks like olive oil. I replaced my lotion with the vitamin e, and after i began to use it regularly my sister pointed out that my bumps were almost gone! i also use a loofa everytime i shower and i scrub the back of my arms and legs (the affected area.
Avatar f tn Hi, This may be a case of keratosis pilaris. Keratosis pilaris is a skin condition which involves the hair follicles. It is a harmless condition but may be discomforting to have. It may present with raised bumps on the skin which is rough and sand papery to the touch. The cause of which is not known and may be present in childhood. The condition may resolve as one grows older. Have you had this assessed by a dermatologist before? I suggest that you have this assessed.
Avatar n tn Hi There are several types of keratosis pilaris and the lesions usually depend on the type. In your case, this may be keratosis pilaris alba. The skin may have some whitish bumps and may present with a sand papery feel. Scratching the area may lead to some discoloration or hyperpigmentation. An overlying dermatitis or fungal infection may also heighten itchiness. I suggest that you ask your physician about the right type of exfoliant here.
Avatar f tn The vitamins and minerals most often responsible for hair loss are vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin C, vitamin E, copper, iron, zinc, folic acid, and biotin. Try out the myxedema skin pinch test (demo video online) as this symptom is unique to hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is one of the many causes of hair loss.
1451080 tn?1438527660 Sounds like Keratosis Pilaris. I also wanna say it's also known as "chicken skin". I too have those small bumps on my thighs, upper arms and lower arms. Is he fair skinned? I've noticed the lighter the skin, the more bumps there are. My aunt is much lighter then I am, and she has these tiny bumps as well. It's almost as if you have the goosebumps...just all the time. If it is this, then this is the treatment for mild KP: Wash area with Glysal cleanser once a day.
Avatar n tn know you're pain, because I have it too. It's called keratosis pilaris, and it's often called 'chicken skin' because the bumps are always raised and look like goosebumps. Although it's unflattering, it should become less apparent as you age, although this isn't true in all cases. There is no cure for it, it's a heriditary thing, so you can pass it on to your kids (the girls will NOT appreciate it) and it's really just a superficial thing.
Avatar n tn ve had osteopenia for a lot of years (well before hypothyroidism) and have actually rebuilt bone, with a program of calcium, vitamin D and exercise, in spite of being on both T4 and T3 thyroid hormones. I take my T4 and 1 T3 tablet first thing in the morning and 1 T3 tablet with lunch... I need the medication and it's become a habit that I don't forget. Your labs were within the normal ranges (look very good, by the way) because of the medication.
5143317 tn?1383747820 I had my vitamin d tested about 2 months ago and my level was 36ng/l with a range of 30-100. I've been having crazy hypothyroid like symptoms for months. Weight gain, inability to lose weight, depression, mood swings, inability to control my emotions, low sex drive, dry skin, not sleeping good, etc. Could the low end vitamin D be causing the symptoms? I've had cortisol, various hormones and all thyroid tests, everything is normal.
Avatar f tn My vet said that my male dog which has not been neutered should take Vitamin D to keep him from having seizures. Is this dangerous?
Avatar m tn my doctor nurse called me today and said i have low vitamin d and that i need to take 2000 units cause it helps my baby bones and etc. i was wonder will this mess up my baby girl legs . will they be formed right .
9924471 tn?1419954420 Did the doctor say to give the baby the Vitamin D? If you're breastfeeding, you can take it and it should give your baby what he needs through your milk.
Avatar f tn Hey everyone, so the last time I went to the Dr she told me my vitamin d levels were inordinarily low - like 19.2 or something. Well she prescribed me 50,000 units of vitamin d once a week. Had anyone experienced any side effects from taking such a high dose of a vitamin? Especially constipation (on top of reg.
Avatar m tn Hi. I'm dealing with low vitamin D myself after recently discovering it is low. I've been supplementing for quite a while before learning that I'm low. Going to pick up portabello & shiitake mushrooms until my visit with GP. If I learn anything of value I'll share it here. It is said not to shower for 24 hours after sun exposure for full absorption of Vit D.
Avatar f tn So I was told to take 1000 iu. of vitamin D. So I'm taken these vitamin that is called hair skin n nails. It has 1000iu vitamin d n it is it OK to take it twice like it says or?
Avatar n tn Hello. I was diagnosed as being severely deficient in Vitamin D. My level was 9 (35 - 100). I have been taking D3, 5000 iu's for 6 weeks. My level is now 55, which is very good. My questions is: Do you know how much I would now take to maintain these levels? Obviously, the 5000 iu would be too much to continue taking. I also take a multivitamin which has 400 iu of vitamin D. Thank you.
Avatar f tn I take a vitamin d supplement as well!'s a no name brand, as long as you're taking one you'll be fine!
Avatar n tn I was wondering if any of you had had the opportunity to have your blood levels of vitamin d tested, and if so how many of you were deficient? I ask because I sort of took myself off the cellcept I was on and only continued with 5 mg of prednisone for almost a year. Of course I progressively felt worse until I went back to my primary and asked for a refferal to a different GI doc.
Avatar f tn I agree with the above doc had me on 4,000IU when mine went low,,,I am on chemo right now and I am afraid the D might interfere with the meds so I bought a tanning bed for my home and this way I just have to sit under the light every other day and get 20,000IU real quick.
Monkey You should probably try to find a supplement that does not contain vitamin D, but has all of the other components in your current one. Too much vitamin D can be harmful. Good luck!
Avatar m tn hi, am taking,1000 iu vit d,magnesium, lycopene, selenium,multi mineral vitamin, my doctor just said stop taking vit d altogether and come back in 1 year for blood test.