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Doctor insights on: How To Know If Trientene And Zinc Are Working

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Can zinc and trientine be used in combination? 

Can zinc and trientine be used in combination? 

Yes: Trientine is used in wilson's disease (a rare copper storage disease) to chelate (bind) copper. Zinc is a trace element, dietary supplement with many alleged benefits that are unproved except in zinc deficiency. There is no reported interaction between the two. ...Read more

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How long should zinc and trientine be used in combination?

How long should zinc and trientine be used in combination?

Minerals: Always be cautious when taking too much of additional minerals into one's diet. Zinc is a necessary mineral. I do not know what trientene actually is. ...Read more

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Hi.. What is the best drugs, pencillamin or trientine for wilson's disease?

Wilson's disease: Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/wilsons-disease/ds00411 for info re wilson's disease which is autosomal recessive cause of excess copper. Both Penicillamine & trientine are used to chelate & remove excess copper. There's no best drug for everyone but rather a best drug for you. Talk to your doc about what's available to you, what's affordable, and what side effects are tolerable to you. ...Read more

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My 1week old baby but is bright red and irritated is this a diaper rash? A&d ointment and desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) aren't working! What is diaper rash? How to get rid?

My 1week old baby but is bright red and irritated is this a diaper rash? A&d ointment and desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) aren't working! What is diaper rash? How to get rid?

Have rash seen ASAP: Diaper rash is rash in diaper area. There are many causes. Irritation, bacterial &viral infections, fungal infection, allergic reaction-all can trigger rash. Disposable diapers, by keeping that area warm & moist trigger these rashes. Societies where disposable diapers are rarely used, hardly see many rashes. What u have described shd be seen ASAP to determine the cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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19 mo old w/ yeast infection for 2 wks. Tried nystatin, monistat, clotrimazole, zinc oxide, triple paste, maloxx, & no diaper. Not working, its worse.

19 mo old w/ yeast infection for 2 wks. Tried nystatin, monistat, clotrimazole, zinc oxide, triple paste, maloxx, & no diaper. Not working, its worse.

"diaper rash": A number of conditions cause so called "diaper rash." i wonder about the duration of treatment rendered since 6 different creams, independently or in combination, have been used in 2 weeks period. If no response to Nystatin was observed in a week, the child is unlikely to have yeast infection unless immunocompromised. Seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, and zinc deficiency are other possibilities. ...Read more

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How to reduce your zinc in your body?

How to reduce your zinc in your body?

Why do you ask?: If you have self-diagnosed based on a list of symptoms at a website by an "independent medical thinker", or have been to a lab that tests metals on everybody (these folks are mostly charlatans), i hope you'll reconsider. Please get with an evidence-based physician who's savvy about nutrition and trace metals; if you've already done this, there's no further need to ask. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is zinc dangerous at to high quantity?

Zinc Toxicity: The recommended dietary allowance (rda) for zinc in adults is 11 mg for men and 8 mg for women. Zinc toxicity from high zinc intake can occur in both acute and chronic forms. Acute adverse effects include gastrointestinal disturbances and headaches. Chronic effects include reduced immune function, altered iron function, and reduced high density lipoprotein (HDL) levels. ...Read more

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What is zinc sulfate (220 mg) used for?

Supplementation: Zinc is a mineral that the body relies on for proper functioning. Zinc sulfate provides supplemental zinc in patients that do not have enough in their body. It can also be used to help with wound healing. ...Read more