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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is zinc / biotin deficiency?

This occurs when the body has insufficient levels of the nutrients zinc / biotin (a vitamin). In either case, skin irritation, hair loss and fungal infections on the skin lesions may occur. Deficiency may be caused by malnutrition, problems with absorbing the nutrients in the gut, a short gut, certain long-term conditions and some medications.

Symptoms related to zinc / biotin deficiency

  • Sores or ulcers of the skin

  • Hair loss

Questions your doctor may ask to check for zinc / biotin deficiency

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose zinc / biotin deficiency

  • Do you have skin ulcers (sores)?

  • Have you felt that you are losing more hair recently?

Treatment for zinc / biotin deficiency

Treatment depends on the underlying cause of the condition - diet changes or supplements may be sufficient in some cases, while for other people treating any underlying condition may allow the body to correct the deficiency itself.

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