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How much does vitamin C help preventing the common cold?

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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine
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In brief: None

Vitamin c does not reduce, prevent or change anything about colds.
This is one of those great health myths. I have seen at least one patient who was taking mega doses develop a severe rash that resolved when the person stopped it. Does taking a little extra hurt? Usually noit. Will taking a lot help keep you from getting a cold? Probably not.

In brief: None

Vitamin c does not reduce, prevent or change anything about colds.
This is one of those great health myths. I have seen at least one patient who was taking mega doses develop a severe rash that resolved when the person stopped it. Does taking a little extra hurt? Usually noit. Will taking a lot help keep you from getting a cold? Probably not.
Dr. Joseph Roosth
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Vitamin C

Linua pauling is big advocate but no scientific data to prove it prevents the viral induced common cold.

In brief: Vitamin C

Linua pauling is big advocate but no scientific data to prove it prevents the viral induced common cold.
Dr. Howard Rubin
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