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how much zinc to take for acne

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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Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: A 2001 study in the journal Dermatology found a clinical success rate was 31.2% for zinc and 63.4% for minocycline antibiotic. Zinc gluconate reduces ... Read More

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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
Zinc for acne: According to the online version of the merck manual for medical professionals "…the recommended upper limit for zinc intake is 40 mg/day. Toxicity is ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Acne and zinc: What is the zinc acne connection? There are many who believe that zinc is very useful for people having acne because it is a mineral and it has been s ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
I can't recommend it: Taking extra zinc can render you copper deficient, and you don't want to take it except for a really good reason. Your best over-the-counter remedy fo ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Geary
30 years experience Pediatrics
Acne: yes and yes. Zinc best eating hummus as supplements are hard on stomach. If acne sever consider both control tablets
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not helpful: Neither of these medications is likely to help with acne. You may take a multivitamin if you like. You may consult this site for home remedies for acn ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes: Zinc is often very helpful for acne and some b vitamins, esp. B6 may be helpful. See http://healing.About.Com/od/acne/a/acnevitamins.Htm.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Spironolactone: Studies show that spironolactone will treat acne related to your PCOS: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3315877/ Good luck to you.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Safe but useless: The "shake" is a complete waste of money. There will be very little absorption of the tetracycline for 2 hr after. If it works for you, take the tetra ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Not too many: You can't take too many vitamins- it is safe to take them all- thus the concept of a multivitamin. You can take too much of a particular one, but ther ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Use a real Rx: Forgive my frankness. Beyond an economical multivitamin-with-minerals, these "health pills" are worthless for acne and are probably not doing you much ... Read More

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