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50 mg zinc too much

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
Zinc for cold?: Is your taking zinc “for cold” based on reputable information or have you been listening to the high-school dropout behind the counter at the GNC agai ... Read More

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Acute Zinc Toxicity: can cause nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea headache, irritability, lethargy & dizziness. Other problems can arise with chron ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Dansie
16 years experience Family Medicine
Call poison control: For specific questions about ingestion of medications, i would call poison control at 1-800-222-1222.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Unlikely: Zinc is a trace element in normal foods.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Zinc: It can work for gastroenteritis, as an antioxidant, & in wound healing & inflammatory processes.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Zinc Oxide: Zinc (physical) sunblocks come in many formats with many different concentrations of zinc. I do recommend the physical blocks (zinc and titanium) beca ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Zinc: Zinccompetes with iron absorption and canlower iron stores.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sander White
50 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Possible neurologiic: Though not proven it is thought to cause possible neurologic damage.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: It can irritate your stomach, and more seriously, interfere with your normal absorption of copper, also a necessary nutrient.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly: There have been small studies in regards to both topical and oral preparations of zinc for acne. From a supplemental perspective the oral ranges have ... Read More
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