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Can you be allergic to vitamins?

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It is possible to be allergic to some vitamins. A vitamin allergy may result in skin inflammation or rashes, headaches, hardening of the arteries, kidney stones, stomach problems or other symptoms.

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Each vitamin is associated with different possible allergic reactions. For example, Vitamin B12 may cause respiratory problems, while Vitamin D may cause hives. Some common side effects of taking a multivitamin are nausea, headaches and skin irritation, but they are not the result of an allergy.

A person with a high number of food allergies is more likely to be allergic to vitamins, and an allergy to vitamins can develop over time.

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