Patient :When I eat/use items containing Vitamin E I get a rash on the inside of my elbow. The skin becomes reddish and there are tiny red bumps. The more I eat/use the worse the rash is, a tiny bit doesn't cause a problem. Do I have to worry about a severe reaction? Can a person even be allergic to Vitamin E?
Hello. Welcome to Ask The Doctor. We are here to help you.
Yes a person can be allergic to any thing.
In fact few people are even allergic to medicines that we use to treat allergy!! So it's not that Vitamin E allergy can't be there. However, it's just not common.
I would in such case advice you to get an allergy patch test panel done and request them to include vitamin E in the test.
If allergy is confirmed the best way out is to avoid these items that contains vitamin E.
I hope it helps you.
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