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How Does Zinc Affect Skin
May be helpful: Zinc can help maintain the integrity of skin and mucosal membranes. Patients with chronic leg ulcers have abnormal zinc metabolism and low serum zinc levels, and clinicians frequently treat skin ulcers with zinc supplements. The authors of a systematic review concluded that zinc sulfate might be effective for treating leg ulcers in some patients who have low serum zinc levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None.: The main ingredient in camomile lotion is the extract of chamomile flowers. Some commercial preparations do have a combination of mineral oxides, such as zinc and iron, which help the lotion to nullify irritants; but I know of no credible evidence that any measurable zinc absorption occurs after using any type of chamomile lotion. ...Read more
Hmmm: Zinc and titanium oxides are uv light blockers protecting the skin from harmful solar irradiation. They're extensively used in sunscreens. Zinc is necessary in the production of melanin inside cells. So zinc isn't useful for depigmentation of skin (on it or inside pigment cells). Usually bleaches applied to the skin may cause lightening of color. ...Read more
Yes: It is the active ingredient in many sunblocks and can be very effective. ...Read more
At what dose?: At doses of 50-100mg it frequently helps skin scale less and is good for healthy nails! ...Read more
Do not know!: Zinc deficiency is associated with dry skin and dermatitis, and psoriaform lesions. It is an essential nutrient. It could be filler or exipient in your zinc gluconate. Zinc is an essential nutrient. If you take a multivitamin, you are getting 15-17.5mg. It is added to most cereals, as the gluconate. ...Read more
Hi why did certain areas of my head become see through after taking zinc supplements and colostrum powder?
I'm taking b complex, circulan and zinc sulfate to have a healthy skin. Is it safe for me to take 3 different medicine a day? Thankyou
Skin irritation in buttocks (burning&little itching).I've been using cream with zinc for a month and the irritation decreased alot but didn't resolve?
I use talc regularly which contains zinc, silica, ethanol, parabens & much more chemicals. Does it cause any harm to facial skin. Thanks..
No harm to skin: No problem with skin but should be careful not to inhale talc. ...Read more
I've been at the beach for the last couple of days, wearing sunscreen with only zinc and titanium active ingredients, but my skin now itches. Why?
Inflammation: Hi. These sorts of skin reactions can happen with any sort of inflammatory process. You could simply be dried out from the beautiful sun and cool breezes. (I'm jealous). Or you might actually be sensitive to the topical agents that you've used (even though you may think that you shouldn't be). Everybody is different in this regard. Use some sort of hypoallergenic cream and hydrate with H20! ...Read more
Yes: Zinc oxide is a barrier against uv rays. It will minimize pigmentation in your skin from the sun. If darkened skin is your concern it will help. If the scars are red time will help these areas to resolve. However limiting sun exposure is preferable. If you can't avoid direct sun light then zinc oxide will help protect the skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My granddaughter put diaper ointment with zinc oxide in her head of hair how can we get it out she's only 3?
Oily hairdo: It won't actually cause any harm, so I certainly wouldn't do anything potentially harmful to remove it. A non-toxic shampoo is all I would recommend. Other than that, use barrettes or a ponytail band and add the story to your baby book. Best wishes. ...Read more
Qualified yes: Unless you have been specifically diagnosed with a vitamin deficiency, you will likely get more than enough supplementation from a multivitamin and or routine diet. More and more data is coming out showing the potential adverse effects of taking vitamin and mineral supplements and that large doses can be detrimental - a much more common problem in this country than vitamin deficiency. ...Read more
Can I take blackmores hair skin and nails at the same time as taking blackmores bio zinc vitamins?
Should be OK: I checked the manufacturers website for active ingredients. Bio zinc has zinc, magnesium, manganese, vit a, & vit b6. Hair, skin, nails has silica, vit c, horsetail extract (?), folic acid, vit b5, iron, biotin, betacarotene, & also has zinc & manganese, but in amnts that would be safe combined with the other supplement. Supplements are drugs and may interfere with other meds--be sure to check. ...Read more
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