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does zicam cold remedy work

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Zycam: There are two different forms of zinc that are typically included in zycam. The amount someone receives depends upon the duration and frequency of use ... Read More
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Zicam: They refuse to divulge this information since they are not monitored by the fda. The label states zincum aceticum 2x and zincum gluconicum 1x. ... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kimura
34 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Don't use at all!: The fda has reported cases of anosmia (loss of sense of smell) with the use of zicam. So i would recommend not using them at all.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Instructions: Have you read the instructions or did the product not come with any (this is a possibility). Usually Zicam is used two to three times daily during a c ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Won't do anything: Zicam shouldn't cause an effect on blood pressure, but probably wouldn't have an effect on his cold either. Their claims are questionable for this hom ... Read More
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Nobody truly knows: Nobody truly knows whether or not there are good or bad effects of Zicam on blood pressure drugs, because Zicam is not an FDA approved medication. It' ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience Family Medicine
Zinc it up: Yes, if you take zinc tablets/lozenges within the 1st day of cold symptoms, you can cut down how bad and how long you have a cold. Most common side ef ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience General Surgery
Viral: you had a gallbladder removal and your family has a viral illness. Most likely it will be ok but I say your hands frequently and eat healthy.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Laser tx: Your Dr can prescribe oral Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral medication. Laser txs are also used to treat cold sores. Melissa Officinalis or ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Remedies: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Hamidjaja
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Likely none: There is no such things as permanent. Cause of breathing problems may arise from lung, heart or other organs. The symptoms may be controlled with trea ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Remedies: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiot ... Read More

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