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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Doubtful: There are no studies showing an benefit from Zinc supplementation at 15yo (or any age, for that matter) to aid in growing, whether you're referring to ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Zinc: Go to wikipedia.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Zinc: Zinc, a mineral does not go "bad" and if tablets in cool and dry environment they are good for much longer than expiration date.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Many sources: There are many food sources of zinc. Oysters provide more than any other food, but poultry and red meat are the main sources for most americans. Cra ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: Forget the slick promotions. Zinc by mouth can make you seriously sick if you don't know exactly what you're doing. If topical benzoyl peroxide has no ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
Actually: I prefer Zinc Sulphate!! HOWEVER any of the above are most likely just fine since the amount needed to replenish your total body zinc is quite low!! ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Yes: Riboflavin is also known as vit. B2 and is essential for good health. Zinc is an essential mineral. For basic information on the roles and sources o ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keira Barr
21 years experience in Dermatology
No: Zinc oxide is a topical cream used for barrier protection ie. Diaper rash: desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) creates a barrier for the skin against co ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Ther is no "cure" for acne only control but desiring is not intended for acne patients.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Find cause: I'm going to assume that you were tested by a reputable lab; there are fake "nutrition labs." d3 deficiency is common due to diet and lack of sun expo ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Multi and zinc: Generally considered safe.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
No: Not enough to matter.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Zinc Oxide: can create a protective barrier against the sun's UV rays.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience in Pediatrics
Zinc Oxide and other: Preparations include zinc oxide, zinc acetate, and zinc gluconate. [135] It is believed to possess antioxidant properties, which may protect against a ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in 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 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Low zinc, sel, carn.: There is evidence that zinc, selenium ; l-carnitine can improve sperm motility. Vit e deficiency may cause infertility but does not seem to affect mot ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
I don't: Believe if you have a healthy diet that you should take any of those supplements except the fish oil, if you're sure it doesn't contain contaminants, ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
Lower zinc: It can lower zinc levels.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Not ever had that happen.I also like a&d ointment, boudreaux's butt paste, calendula...As options.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Lechtman
29 years experience in Plastic Surgery
No: It's a terrific sun block. It's the white stuff on a life guards nose.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Yes,but neither best: Zinc can be difficult to absorb. Zinc oxide is poorly absorbed and is probably best for topical use (as a sunscreen). Zinc gluconate is better absorbe ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Zinc and Iron: Zinc and manganese may interfere with iron absorption because of similar physicochemical properties and shared absorptive pathways.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Simple reason!: Zinc in high doses treats wilson's disease, a copper overdose syndrome caused by absorption of too much copper. Zinc competes to some exent with copp ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
32 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Maybe.: It depends on how much zinc is released into the body and how many pieces you consume in a day. Zinc in large enough amounts has been linked to neurol ... Read More

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