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Doctor insights on: Antihistamine Action Of Vitamin C

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Is antihistamines first generation effective drug for common cold and does vitamin c important during common cold?

Is antihistamines first generation effective drug for common cold and does vitamin c important during common cold?

Probably not: Antihistamines are effective for sneezing and runny nose due to allergies, by blocking histamine receptors, . but can over dry nasal passages during colds. Atrovent nasal spray helps runny nose and decongestants (use Short term only) help congestion. Vitamin C may help prevent colds, but not as effective once you have one. Rest, fluids, chicken soup, zinc, humidifier, and netipot help. ...Read more

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Can vitamin C replaces antihistamines in perenial allergic rhinitis? I am taking 1000 mg daily from 2yrs. There is less nasal discharge but sneezing.

Can vitamin C replaces antihistamines in perenial allergic rhinitis? I am taking 1000 mg daily from 2yrs. There is less nasal discharge but sneezing.

Vit c: I believe the answer is no but I don't think you are harming yourself. Stop the vitamin c and see if your allergies come back. If they do, restart and see if it clears. ...Read more

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Am I able to take a Multi-vitamin that contains Iodine when I am allergic to shrimp? I had to be on an antihistamine while prepping for a CT scan.

Am I able to take a Multi-vitamin that contains Iodine when I am allergic to shrimp? I had to be on an antihistamine while prepping for a CT scan.

The shellfish: Allergy leading to an increased risk of iodinated contrast allergic reaction is a myth that, unfortunately, is difficult to eradicate. There is nothing special about a shellfish allergy, if you have multiple allergies you are at some increased risk of a contrast reaction whether or not one of the allergies is shellfish. Also, no one can be allergic to molecular iodine. You can take the vitamin. ...Read more

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My wife is constantly coughing and the medication she is on isn't working. It's a wet cough but the last doctor did not prescribe anti biotics. What must we do next. She is on a Multi vitamin, nose spray and antihistamine?

My wife is constantly coughing and the medication she is on isn't working. It's a wet cough but the last doctor did not prescribe anti biotics. What must we do next. She is on a Multi vitamin, nose spray and antihistamine?

Revisit or: Second opinion are needed. Not all coughs require antibiotics: 80++% of upper respiratory infections are viral. More importantly is cough control and several excellent Rxs are available. Until seen again use Delsym DB every 13 hrs if not allergic to this medicine. ...Read more

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Can vitamin C help?

Can vitamin C help?

OnlyIf Deficient: Vitamin C will help if you are deficient due to not getting daily requirement through your food. Since there are sommany sources of vitamin d including citrus food. Apples, strawberries, Acerola Cherries, papayas, black current, kiwi, and others,
Some people believe it helps with cold but according to studies you have to take several thousand mgm of this vitamin for that purpose. ...Read more

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Does vitamin C really work?

Does vitamin C really work?

For what?: Vitamin c really does prevent scurvy and help your immune system. It helps in growth and repair of tissues.
Did you have a specific question? ...Read more

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Is lots of vitamin C good or bad?

Is lots of vitamin C good or bad?

Vitamin C is: Generally good for you. If you take too much you may get the runs. Daily maintenance dose would be one 1K tab in the a.m. and one 1K tab in the p.m. It only lasts in your body for about 12 hours so whatever you take needs to be in divided doses. If you have a cold or it's cold season it can be doubled. Beyond that, please see a nutritionist or integrative doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Should vitamin C be taken at night?

Should vitamin C be taken at night?

Day and night: I recommend everyone take 1000-2000 mg of vitamin c twice a day for general preventive purposes. Vitamin c does not stay in our bodies very long, so whatever you take in the morning won't be there at nite, so I advise taking vitamin c both morning and evening. ...Read more

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How will my body utilize vitamin c?

How will my body utilize vitamin c?

Vit c: Vit c is a water soluble vitamin and our body does not manufacture it so the supply we get is via food resources and the level can fluctuate a lot and is labile. Some patients who have malabsorption syndromes or gastric bypass or who travel a lot (like pirates) can develop a deficiency as well. It can lead to anemia and bruising/bleeding problems and affect wound healing and lead to psychosis etc. ...Read more

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What is vitamin C good for in winter?

Vitamin c: Vitamin c, like all vitamins, are needed for existence. The best sources of all nutrients are from regular foot intake with a balanced diet using healthy food sources. Vitamin c is involved in multiple biochemical reactions in the human body. ...Read more

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Is vitamin C the best cure-all vitamin?

Is vitamin C the best cure-all vitamin?

No: There are no magic pills. The best "cure-all" has always been and remains eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly. ...Read more

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Which types of food give you vitamin c?

Which types of food give you vitamin c?

Citrus fruits: Citrus fruits are generally by far the highest in vitamin c. Tomatoes are also a good source, as are many other fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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Is it possible to overdose on vitamin c?

Is it possible to overdose on vitamin c?

No such thing unless: In general vitamin c is extremely safe and non-toxic and you can not overdose, in the sense of taking a quantity that would damage your health. There is a limit to how much you can absorb, and when this amount is exceeded you won't absorb any more and it will act as a laxative.The exception is people who have a hereditary g6pd deficiency, in which high doses of IV vit c can cause hemolytic anemia. ...Read more

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What is the function of vitamin C usually?

What is the function of vitamin C usually?

Many: Vitamin c has many functions - a very important water soluble anti-oxidant, helps metabolize cholesterol into bile salts, helps in the production of collagen, helps control the absorption of copper and many more. ...Read more

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Vitamin c is good for what kinds of wounds?

Vitamin c is good for what kinds of wounds?

Vit c wounds: There are no studies of value that show that high doses of vitamin c are effective in wound healing compared to a usual daily intake of the vitamin through natural food sources. ...Read more

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Is vitamin C natural occurring or synthetic?

Is vitamin C natural occurring or synthetic?

Vitamin C: Vitamin c is naturally occuring but is available as a synthetic also. ...Read more

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What kind of organic vegetables have vitamin c?

What kind of organic vegetables have vitamin c?

I depend on: Oranges! Grapefruits good unless your on statins.-most green vegetables have some. Ck with dietician your local hospital. ...Read more

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Can you get killed from overdosing on vitamin c?

Can you get killed from overdosing on vitamin c?

Yes: Anything in excess can kill. The difference between a poison and a medicine is the dose. Even water in excess can kill. Vitamin c is extremely safe so you would have to takes gobs of it to do harm but I would not recommend taking more than one gram (1000 mg) of vitamin c per day because the risk for developing kidney stones starts to increase at this dose. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is 3000-6000mg of vitamin C too much to take daily?

NO- good idea!: The vitamin c foundation recommends adults take 1000 mg of vit c 3x/day. Nobel prize winner linus pauling advised 6-18, 000 mg/day. Noted expert thomas levy md advises 6-12, 000 mg/day. I personally take 1-2, 000 mg 2x/day. There is no evidence that 3-6, 000 mg is dangerous. It is my belief that such doses protect against heart disease, cancer and many other chronic diseases. ...Read more

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How many servings of vitamin C should I consume daily?

How many servings of vitamin C should I consume daily?

500-1000mg per day: The old recommended daily allowance for vitamin c was 100 mg. We do get ample vitamin c normally in our diet. New guidelines are suggesting 500-1000mg per day. (does not have to be in separate "servings". Excessive dosages for long periods could cause kidney stones. Most excess vitamin c passes in your urine. ...Read more

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Would vitamin C tablets make me taller? (dont want to be)

Would vitamin C tablets make me taller? (dont want to be)

No: Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height in the U.S. is largely based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and being happy, there's not much anyone can do to increase height. Extra vitamins don't increase height in normal American kids. ...Read more

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Is 500mg of vitamin C 1*day ok for 9yr wt 95 and 11yr wt 110?

Is 500mg of vitamin C 1*day ok for 9yr wt 95 and 11yr wt 110?

Yes: 500mg a day of vitamin c is fine. The RDA on vitamin bottles is just the amount you need to avoid scurvy or other diseases. I wouldn't go any higher than 500 though. More importantly is why are you doing this? ANy issue? Trying to avoid something or prevent something for your children? ...Read more

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Why would a person be given vitamin c by IV? What would be the purpose?

Vitamin C: Conditions with increased requirements of vitamin C. Ascorbic acid deficiency, burns, and wound healing. Scurvy. When intramuscular or oral administration is not an option. ...Read more

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Can vitamin c, calcium?

Can vitamin c, calcium?

VitaminC NotCalcium: Vitamin c is not calcium.Vitamin c is ascorbic acid and is an essential vitamin deficiency of which can cause Scurvy. Calcium is an essential mineral needed in our body for skeleton and teeth and other function in blood clotting, muscle contraction and nerve function ...Read more

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Does alcohol denature vitamin c?

Does alcohol denature vitamin c?

Denature: Alcohol does not destroy vit c, denaturing infers change of protein structure and does not relate to vit c. ...Read more

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