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Vitamins For Coldsores
Have HIV they say vitamins a b c e iron and zinc are good for me to take but what brand of vitamins and iron and zinc are good what brand of vitamins are good
Doesn't matter much: The important thing is antiretroviral therapy (ART, i.e. anti-HIV drugs) under the care of a doctor or clinic experiencd in HIV management. With this, normal lifespan is likely. Eat a balanced diet and other generally healthy habits. These particular nutrients are fine if they help you feel better, but no proved effect on long term outcomes. Any brand should be OK. Discuss with your HIV provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I take a women's multivitamin, magnesium, zinc, b12, super b complex and asian panax daily? Age 22
1000-3000 mg/day: There have been only a few studies on this. They do show that l-lysine is highly effective for preventing cold sores. Some studies used doses of 1000 mg 3x/day while others used as little as 1000 mg/day. I usually advise 1500 mg/day. If you still get cold sores try raising the dose- lysine is quite safe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you take to many vitamins? At the moment i take 2, 000mg vitamins c daily, omega 3(heard it helps memory) zinc and vitamin a(heard they helped acne
Not too many: You can't take too many vitamins- it is safe to take them all- thus the concept of a multivitamin. You can take too much of a particular one, but there is a wide margin of safety. What you are taking is safe, but doses of zinc above 60 mg/day may harm some. While it is safe to take 25, 000 units a day of vit. A it may be harmful to take more than 6, 000 a day in early pregnancy, so be cautious. ...Read more
Don't do it: It won't work, and i also hope you won't try to lighten your skin in any other way. Topical agents will disfigure you. In the usa, judging a person by skin color is the height of ignorance, and this is becoming the norm worldwide. Stay fit to look good, learn useful skills to be effective at work and with others, and enjoy whatever genetic skin tone mother nature gave you. ...Read more
Vitamins: Mega doses of synthetic vitamins have no scientific evidence for health benefits. In fact, toxic effects can occur with high doses of fat-soluble vitamins such as a, d, e. Please be cautious. ...Read more
Should I take lysine for my chronic cold sores? If so, as treatment or to prevent? Dosage? Currently take Valtrex (valacyclovir) and use Abreva.
Pay attention: Abreva does very little, not worth the money. l-Lysine is an old scam: it did nothing 40 years ago and it does nothing now. Simple understanding of biochemistry of amino acids is enough to dispel this silly scam. See a dermatologist. Are you sure it is herpes? Valacyclovir can be helpful if dosed properly and is safe. Usual dose is 2gram at very first prodromal symptoms of each attack. Sometimes d ...Read more
I am B12 defiency.i get injections for life.is it safe for me to buy vitamin tablets for all vitamins including b12. Like centrim?
Yes: However, you must continue to take the injections. Many people, presumably including you, cannot absorb the vitamin if taken orally. ...Read more
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Multivitamins: Children who are at least 3 years or older have achieved good chewing techniques that will make it safe for them to chew their vitamin tablets or gummies. Just make sure that they completely chew the pill before they get involved in any physical activity to prevent them from choking and possibly aspirating any unchewed portions.. ...Read more
You can do better: Vitamins are unlikely to be nearly so beneficial as topical benzoyl peroxide at least twice daily for two weeks. If this is not enough to clear you, your physician is your best resource. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related illness that can always be managed, though it is cured only by time. You owe it to yourself to get effective treatment. ...Read more
Vitamins: Prenatal vitamins are good in general. We don't generally eat a balanced diet with all the minerals we need. In particular prenatal vitamins have a high Folic Acid which prevents spinal cord defects in babies. You can just take centrum sivler or a similar vitamin you buy in the store that is not prescrftption and get the same benefit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes but see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Consider cause: Prevention of recurrent canker sores is better than treatment of them! sometimes these aphthous ulcers are the result of acid reflux or a reaction to you toothpaste (consider trying one that lacks sodium lauryl sulfate). Once you have one, try to avoid touching the area. I have found some success prescribing kenalog (triamcinolone) in orabase dental paste for them. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No not the same: No it is not equal and you can not substitute flintstones for prenatal vitamins. ...Read more
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