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side effects of zinc oxide

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Dr. Alan Feldman
41 years experience Endocrinology
Confused?: Pricking and aching of the feet in a diabetic would make one think about diabetic neuropathy. I have never heard of "zinc oxide" in diabetic tablets ... Read More

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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GI consult: You will need a rectal exam to check for hemorrhoids, polyps, fissures or fistulas. Definitely need an anoscopy and possibly sigmoidoscopy.. I suggest ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Zinc Oxide: Zinc oxide is an inorganic compound with the formula zno. It usually appears as a white powder, nearly insoluble in water. The powder is widely used a ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
33 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Oxygenated zinc: Zinc oxide is a compond made up of two elements chemically joined- oxygen and zinc. It is commonly used in dental sedative fillings, treating diaper r ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Lechtman
30 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: It's a terrific sun block. It's the white stuff on a life guards nose.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
No.: Zinc oxide ointment has no active ingredients in it that would kill the dermatophyte (fungus) that causes jock itch. However, it might be useful as a ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes,: This is typically found in many products and to the best of our knowledge is very safe as long as you don't eat it.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Roughly equivalent: They are roughly equivalent as sunscreens but the preparation will have a lot to do with the effectiveness.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Bass
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Yes: Sunscreen is very important for your toddler. Every sunburn increases the risk of skin cancer later in life. Use at least spf 30 and reapply frequentl ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Not particularly: Zinc oxide is not very toxic when you mistakenly eat it. Most of the harmful effects come from breathing in the gas form of zinc oxide at industrial s ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
It's opaque: Zinc oxide is what is known as a physical sunblock, meaning light cannot get through it. By preventing ultraviolet light from getting to your skin, it ... Read More

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