What does retinol treat?

There are many conditions that retinol and vitamin A have been used to treat in the past. Retinol and vitamin A are not proven to treat all of these conditions; however, they may help several.

Also, some of these conditions are very serious and may need additional treatments besides the use of retinol and vitamin A.

The conditions that may be treated by vitamin A include: warts, vision, vaginitis, vaginal atrophy, urinary tract infections, ulcers, tinnitus, sunburn, sleep regulation, skin disorders, sinusitis, sebaceous cysts, rhinitis, respiratory disorders, psoriasis, premenstrual syndrome, pityriasis rubra pilaris, periodontal disease, pancreatic, neurodegenerative disease, metabolic disorders, menorrhagia, liver disease, lichen planus, pigmentosus, leukoplakia, kidney stones, infections, infant eye and brain development, increasing sperm count, hyperthyroidism, herpes, heart disease, headache, glaucoma, fibrocystic breast disease, eczema, diabetes, deficiencies, deafness, cystic fibrosis, Crohn's disease, conjunctivitis, chemical sensitivities, candidiasis, burns, bronchopulmonary dysplasia in premature babies, asthma, anemia, allergic rhinitis, and aging.

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