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Doctor insights on: Zinc Oxide Overdose

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Would taking 2000mg taking of pumpkin seed oil and multivitamins containing zinc oxide daily give way to an overdose in zinc ?

Would taking 2000mg taking of pumpkin seed oil and multivitamins containing zinc oxide daily give way to an overdose in zinc ?

Not a problem: pumpkin SEEDS are a good source of minerals like zinc. The oil from the seeds does not contain the minerals. So have as much of the oil as you'd like and look to a quality source to get 25-50 mg of supplemental zinc per day. ...Read more

Zinc Oxide (Definition)

Zinc oxide is an inorganic compound with the formula zno. It usually appears as a white powder, nearly insoluble in water. The powder is widely used as an additive into numerous ...Read more


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Is zinc oxide bad for skin?

Is zinc oxide bad for skin?

No: It's a terrific sun block. It's the white stuff on a life guards nose. ...Read more

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Can zinc oxide be used to treat itch?

Can zinc oxide be used to treat itch?

Jock itch: Head down to your local drug store and pick up a jock itch treatment. When choosing a treatment be sure to select one with plenty of zinc oxide as the active ingredient. Many people opt for gold bond powder which contains zinc oxide and also helps absorb moisture. Diaper rash creams have also been used with positive results. ...Read more

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What is a good zinc oxide ointment to use?

What is a good zinc oxide ointment to use?

The cheapest one: 10% zinc oxide purchased at your 99 cents or dollar tree store. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: zinc oxide?

Oxygenated zinc: Zinc oxide is a compond made up of two elements chemically joined- oxygen and zinc. It is commonly used in dental sedative fillings, treating diaper rash and also as a sunblock. ...Read more

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Are zinc oxide and sunscreens safe for toddlers?

Are zinc oxide and sunscreens safe for toddlers?

Yes: Sunscreen is very important for your toddler. Every sunburn increases the risk of skin cancer later in life. Use at least spf 30 and reapply frequently. Hats and sunproof clothing are helpful also but the most important thing is to limit exposure. ...Read more

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Can zinc oxide be used on jock itch?

No.: Zinc oxide ointment has no active ingredients in it that would kill the dermatophyte (fungus) that causes jock itch. However, it might be useful as a preventative, by decreasing the chafing and friction that often leads to jock itch. ...Read more

Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more