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How to take care of zinc oxide content of diabetic tablets and its side effect like pricking and aching of the feet.

How to take care of zinc oxide content of diabetic tablets and its side effect like pricking and aching of the feet.

Confused?: Pricking and aching of the feet in a diabetic would make one think about diabetic neuropathy. I have never heard of "zinc oxide" in diabetic tablets causing side effects. What diabetic tablets are you referring to? ...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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What is the definition or description of: zinc oxide?

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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Can zinc oxide be used on jock itch?

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

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Is titanium dioxide as good as zinc oxide?

Roughly equivalent: They are roughly equivalent as sunscreens but the preparation will have a lot to do with the effectiveness. ...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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Are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide safe when ingested?

Not particularly: Zinc oxide is not very toxic when you mistakenly eat it. Most of the harmful effects come from breathing in the gas form of zinc oxide at industrial sites in the chemical industry. However, it is not particularly good for you either. Titanium dioxide is present in many foods, such as cottage cheese and ice cream, purely to make them look better, but in very small quantities. ...Read more

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I heard that sunblock with zinc oxide is very good. Why?

I heard that sunblock with zinc oxide is very good. Why?

It's opaque: Zinc oxide is what is known as a physical sunblock, meaning light cannot get through it. By preventing ultraviolet light from getting to your skin, it protects your skin from sunburn and other sun damage. Other sunscreens block uv light with chemicals, which some experts believe does not work as well as the physical sunblocks. ...Read more

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A zinc oxide or other sunscreen recommended all the time ?

A zinc oxide or other sunscreen recommended all the time ?

Yes: You should be using sunscreen on at least a daily basis. Zincoxideis one of the safest and most effective active ingredients in sunscreen. ...Read more

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