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Are there any problems with zinc collecting in the body over time?

Are there any problems with zinc collecting in the body over time?

Yes w/ every vitamin: You can get too much of anything, even water. While in the short term certain supplements may be helpful, you will correct a deficiency eventually. At that point, continuing to take the supplement at the same rate will cause symptoms. If it's water, you wake up at night to urinate. If it's vitamin c, you'll probably get heartburn. Will zinc it may be severe nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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Is bacitracin zinc ointment exactly like neosporin?

Is bacitracin zinc ointment exactly like neosporin?

No: They are different compounds but both can be helpful in the correct setting. ...Read more

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Please describe the vegetables that are rich in zinc and magnesium?

Please describe the vegetables that are rich in zinc and magnesium?

Nuts and greens!: Nuts and greens are highiest in micronutrients minerals, specifically the ones you ask about! ...Read more

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Does zinc work against the common cold?

Does zinc work against the common cold?

Yes: Technically, it does - a recent review of zinc has shown it to be effective in shortening the common cold, but its use was limited by intolerable side effects. Given the common cold will resolve in a few days no matter what you do, trying zinc and risking the side effects might just not be worth it. ...Read more

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I use sudocrem (zinc oxide rash cream)for acne at night. Works great. But when I use it I feel like my anxiety and depersonalization get worse. Possible?

I use sudocrem (zinc oxide rash cream)for acne at night. Works great. But when I use it I feel like my anxiety and depersonalization get worse. Possible?

Not from the cream: But, you may still be accurately noticing a connection to your use of it - to the process or to the fact that you need it or something. Again, it would not be the ingredients in the medication. This may be a good thing to talk to your behavior therapist about - they allow some feeling talk, right? If not, ask for a referral to do that. You're on the track of something that may help. ...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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How does zinc benefit the teeth?

How does zinc benefit the teeth?

Many mouthwashes: And tongue gels use zinc to help combat halitosis (bad breath) and do a very good job. Some examples are smart mouth and tung gel - both excellent products available over the counter. ...Read more

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I suffered from food poisoning in feb & I was constipated now I have hemorrhoids and I need to find a way to get rid of them or make them less painful?

I suffered from food poisoning in feb & I was constipated now I have hemorrhoids and I need to find a way to get rid of them or make them less painful?

Usually surgery: Painful hemorrhoids usually require surgery for definitive management. The patients usually request it. Otherwise, try warm salt water baths, zinc oxide ointment, calmoseptine ointment. See a physician to confirm that it is only hemorrhoids causing the trouble. ...Read more

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Got my hair relaxed yesterday & I got a quater sized ozzing burn on my ear. Tried bacitracin zinc but it really hurts and itches. How long til it heals?

Got my hair relaxed yesterday & I got a quater sized ozzing burn on my ear. Tried bacitracin zinc but it really hurts and itches. How long til it heals?

Irritant dermatitis.: I assume the hairdresser spilled some of the relaxing chemical on your ear - which gives you an idea of how strong that stuff is! Bacitracin is not going to get it done; a steroid cream, if you have one, might help somewhat, and hold a washcloth soaked in warm water to the area in the evening, perhaps while you're watching tv. If it's not markedly better in a few days, let your doctor take a look. ...Read more

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What does high urine zinc mean?  

What does high urine zinc mean?  

Diuretic side-effect: High urinary zinc levels are most commonly a side-effect or complication of taking some diuretics. Diuretics are given for some cardiac conditions, fluid retention, hypertension and high urinary calcium excretion. Occurs < with potassium containing diuretics. Can cause reduced or lack of ability to taste or smell, can be associated with impotence plus slow or poor healing. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a false negative on a zinc toxicity test? I had zinc, copper and lead testing done. My zinc results in blood and urine were at the high end of normal. My lead was negative but my copper results came back as low. I have all of the

Is it possible to get a false negative on a zinc toxicity test? I had zinc, copper and lead testing done. My zinc results in blood and urine were at the high end of normal. My lead was negative but my copper results came back as low. I have all of the

Any: Any test has a risk of being a false negative or even false positve for that matter. Heavy metal toxicity/poisoning is a very difficult issue, and has been a challenge for a lot of doctors. I recommend you consult a medical toxicologist. These doctors specialize in poison and metal toxicity. If you have already done so, I suggest a second opinion by another doctor in the field.
Good luck. ...Read more

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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

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What are the vegetables containing zinc?

Few if any: Zinc is important in making proteins and dna, immune function, wound healing and even taste and smell. The recommended daily allowance (rda) of zinc is 8 mg for women and 11 mg for men. It is not generally found in vegetables per se, but is in legumes like peas, baked beans, cashews, chickpeas, kidney beans and others. See http://ods. Od.Nih. Gov/factsheets/zinc-healthprofessional for more info. ...Read more

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How much zinc is used to make sunblock?

Zinc Oxide: Zinc (physical) sunblocks come in many formats with many different concentrations of zinc. I do recommend the physical blocks (zinc and titanium) because they have a very good safety profile and work very effectively. ...Read more

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I think I may have zinc poisoning what should I do?

I think I may have zinc poisoning what should I do?

Call the doctor...: If one is taking more than the recommended daily amount of zinc as a supplement, and gets some ill-feeling symptoms, she can call her doctor for an evaluation. She can stop the zinc until her doctor checks out the situation. For severe zinc poisonings, one should go to the E.R., as should be done for any serious type of poisonings. At the E.R., an exam, blood tests, and other testing can be done. ...Read more

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Is zinc considered a vitamin?

Is zinc considered a vitamin?

Yes and no: Zinc is an essential mineral, i.e. We can't survive witfhout it. Since the word vitamin means "essential to life" it might be thought of in this sense. It is not classified thus. It is described as an essential mineral. ...Read more

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Does Fucidin have zinc in it?

Does Fucidin have zinc in it?

No: Fucidin cream is a topical antibiotic that treats numerous topical (except for pseudomonal) infections. It contains sodium fusidate. As far as I am aware, it does not contain zinc. ...Read more

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What is a good zinc supplement?

What is a good zinc supplement?

Cheap ones: There's usually zinc in an economical vitamin-mineral tablet from a chain pharmacy. If you overdo zinc supplements because of some bad advice you got, you can copper-deplete yourself and get brain and spinal cord damage -- it's happened. Be discerning. ...Read more

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What does high urine zinc mean?  

Diuretic side-effect: High urinary zinc levels are most commonly a side-effect or complication of taking some diuretics. Diuretics are given for some cardiac conditions, fluid retention, hypertension and high urinary calcium excretion. Occurs < with potassium containing diuretics. Can cause reduced or lack of ability to taste or smell, can be associated with impotence plus slow or poor healing. ...Read more

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Can I take zinc supplement daily?

Check your zink level: First! Zinc is recommended for many males for prostate health, and often is found in a multivitamin tablet. It has to be taken in the right proportion with copper. You don't want to overdo and take too much zinc. So if you been taking it daily by itself only, have your doctor check your blood level first, then discuss your concerns. That is the best approach! ...Read more

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Zinc oxide tablets what is it for?

Zinc defecit: Common symptoms include, loss of taste, poor healing, and prostate dysfucntion. ...Read more

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Does zinc drops effect amoxicillin?

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Does zinc drops effect amoxicillin?

No.: Currently, there is no evidence that suggests zinc interferes with the effect of amoxicillin. Amoxicillin is similar to penicillin, in that it interferes with the synthesis of the bacterial cell wall. Because of this similarity, anyone with an allergy to penicillin should not take amoxicillin. ...Read more

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Is zingosol- zinc sulphate gum safe?

Maybe.: It depends on how much zinc is released into the body and how many pieces you consume in a day. Zinc in large enough amounts has been linked to neurologic damage (nerve damage). ...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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Does zinc oxide oinment work for sun?

Zinc Oxide: Can create a protective barrier against the sun's UV rays. ...Read more

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Does zinc help clean out the arteries?

Probably not: You can overdo zinc which will lead to a copper deficiency and neurological problems. There is a reason we need micronutrients. Micro meaning small amounts. Large amounts of any nutrient can be harmful. Be very careful with supplements, they can interact with medications and with each other. Too much of a good thing can be a very bad thing. ...Read more

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Can I take zinc to treat leishmaniasis?

Yes: But I highly doubt it will do anything. It's not been shown to be effective or approved for leishmaniasis treatment. ...Read more

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Could zinc and kelp eliminate body odor?

Could zinc and kelp eliminate body odor?

No: There is a 'pop' claim that mainstream deodorants and antiperspirants cause cancer, alzheimer's, and everything else, and that you need to use some 'natural holistic' stuff instead. It's bunk, made up for people who want to 'be close to nature' or whatever. Right or wrong, you can lose your job if your armpits stink, and they won't tell you why. You'll be sorry. ...Read more

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Can we intake zinc powder on daily basis?

Limit it: Ingesting more than 30 mg of zinc a day can impair your ability to absorb other essential minerals such as copper and iron. ...Read more