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Review: could Vitamin b12 deficiency cause Flushing?

We study 697 people who have Vitamin b12 deficiency from FDA and social media. Among them, 5 have Flushing (Skin blushing/flushing). Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Vitamin b12 deficiency

Vitamin b12 deficiency (latest reports from 13,894 patients) is typically treated by Vitamin B12, Cyanocobalamin, B12.


Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin) (latest reports from 377,461 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high density lipoprotein decreased, low density lipoprotein increased, high blood pressure, hyperlipidaemia.

On Jul, 18, 2014: 697 people who have vitamin b12 deficiency are studied. Among them, 5 (0.72%) have Flushing. They amount to 0.00% of all the 376,887 people who have Flushing on eHealthMe.

Trend of Flushing in vitamin b12 deficiency reports

Gender of people who have vitamin b12 deficiency and experienced Flushing * :


Age of people who have vitamin b12 deficiency and experienced Flushing * :


Severity of the symptom * :


Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Joint swelling (1 people, 20.00%)
  2. Ankylosing spondylitis (1 people, 20.00%)
  3. Diarrhoea (1 people, 20.00%)
  4. Crohn's disease (1 people, 20.00%)
  5. Hormone replacement therapy (1 people, 20.00%)
  6. Low density lipoprotein increased (1 people, 20.00%)
  7. High density lipoprotein decreased (1 people, 20.00%)
  8. Pain (1 people, 20.00%)
  9. Vitamin supplementation (1 people, 20.00%)
  10. Hypertension (1 people, 20.00%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Cyanocobalamin (3 people, 60.00%)
  2. Humira (1 people, 20.00%)
  3. Nexium (1 people, 20.00%)
  4. Spironolactone (1 people, 20.00%)
  5. Hydroxocobalamin (1 people, 20.00%)
  6. Cholestyramine (1 people, 20.00%)
  7. Percocet (1 people, 20.00%)
  8. Remicade (1 people, 20.00%)
  9. Vitamin b (1 people, 20.00%)
  10. Lansoprazole (1 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • scotty8110 on May, 29, 2014:

    I have taken lisinopril for 11 years . I have had a red face for 10 years and just recently I broke out with a lupus type butterfly redness with scabs on each side of my face . the hospital had no idea what the cause was and when I went to my primary care doctor he had heard the servey on the radio about lisinopril and told me to get off of it NOW . After 1 week of being off of it my face no longer itches and most of the redness has disappeared


    Sandy on Jul, 9, 2012:

    I was prescribed Lisinoprill when I had hypertension due to undiagnosed hypothyroid. After 3 years of being diagnosed and taking my thyroid meds my doctors were reluctant to re-evaluate my hypertension. I had severe red to purple face and neck and decided to wean myself off Lisinoprill. Over six months I did that and then discontinued it altogether. My neck and face have returned to normal coloration. I will bring this report and my results to my doctor. I have my own blood pressure cuff at home and my blood pressure remains stable.


    Jessie on Mar, 27, 2013:

    Female, Age 45
    I've been on Lisnopril for over 6 years. I noticed I started to get red face after 1 year of taking this medication. I never thought it would be from the meds. But now I know it definately is. I cannot stand it, it is so inbarassing. When I get out of the shower in the morning it looks like I have a serious sun burn all over my face I have to use cake makup to cover it.


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