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I am doing a report on scurvy. Can you give me some information about it ? And have you ever treated someone with scurvy? What was it like?

I am doing a report on scurvy. Can you give me some information about it ? And have you ever treated someone with scurvy? What was it like?

No pt's with scurvy: Sxs of scurvy include loosened teeth with gum disease. Skin bruises easily and becomes rough & may have small petechial hemorrhages. The person likely feels tired, suffers from mood changes & poor wound healing. Once scurvy becomes quite advanced it can cause yellow skin, swelling of the body, lack of urine , fever & seizures. Scurvy can cause death. I have never treated a patient with scurvy. ...Read more

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Have you ever treated someone with scurvy? If so, what did he or she look like? What were there symptoms?

Have you ever treated someone with scurvy? If so, what did he or she look like? What were there symptoms?

Never seen scurvy: but I did write a fictional paper in medical school about a ship's surgeon who encountered scurvy in his sailors. Symptoms of scurvy include loosened teeth with gum disease. Skin bruises easily and becomes rough & may have small petechial hemorrhages. The person likely feels tired, suffers from mood changes & poor wound healing. Once scurvy becomes quite advanced it can cause yellow skin, swelling ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of scurvy in sailors?

Scurvy: Symptoms of scurvy include loosened teeth with gum disease. Skin bruises easily and becomes rough & may have small petechial hemorrhages. The person likely feels tired, suffers from mood changes & poor wound healing. Once scurvy becomes quite advanced it can cause yellow skin, swelling of the body, lack of urine , fever & seizures. Scurvy can cause death. Argh matey - it is a sore sight! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for scurvy?

Vitamin C: This is a skin and systemic problem from extreme drops in vitamin c intact - a vitamin our bodies does not make. Most diets have enough vitamin c to prevent this problem so it will only show up in extreme deprivation diets of those with truly weird health ideas. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of scurvy?

Aye Matey : Symptoms of scurvy include loosened teeth with gum disease. Skin bruises easily and becomes rough & may have small petechial hemorrhages. The person likely feels tired, suffers from mood changes & poor wound healing. Once scurvy becomes quite advanced it can cause yellow skin, swelling of the body, lack of urine , fever & seizures. Scurvy can cause death. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: scurvy?

Scurvy: Scurvy is a disease that results from vitamin C deficiency. Symptoms of scurvy include loosened teeth with gum disease. Skin bruises easily and becomes rough & may have small petechial hemorrhages. The person likely feels tired, has severe joint pain, suffers from mood changes & poor wound healing. Once scurvy becomes quite advanced it can cause yellow skin, swelling of the body, lack of urine > ...Read more

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Have you ever treated someone with scurvy? If so, what did he or she look like? What were there symptoms?

Never seen scurvy: but I did write a fictional paper in medical school about a ship's surgeon who encountered scurvy in his sailors. Symptoms of scurvy include loosened teeth with gum disease. Skin bruises easily and becomes rough & may have small petechial hemorrhages. The person likely feels tired, suffers from mood changes & poor wound healing. Once scurvy becomes quite advanced it can cause yellow skin, swelling ...Read more

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I am doing a report on scurvy. Can you give me some information about it ? And have you ever treated someone with scurvy? What was it like?

No pt's with scurvy: Sxs of scurvy include loosened teeth with gum disease. Skin bruises easily and becomes rough & may have small petechial hemorrhages. The person likely feels tired, suffers from mood changes & poor wound healing. Once scurvy becomes quite advanced it can cause yellow skin, swelling of the body, lack of urine , fever & seizures. Scurvy can cause death. I have never treated a patient with scurvy. ...Read more

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What is the best way to prevent scurvy?

Vitamin C: Vitamin c is widely distributed in foods, so eating a balanced diet is perfect. ...Read more

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