4 doctors weighed in:

What is the treatment for scurvy?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Vitamin C

This is a skin and systemic problem from extreme drops in vitamin c intact - a vitamin our bodies does not make.
Most diets have enough vitamin c to prevent this problem so it will only show up in extreme deprivation diets of those with truly weird health ideas.

In brief: Vitamin C

This is a skin and systemic problem from extreme drops in vitamin c intact - a vitamin our bodies does not make.
Most diets have enough vitamin c to prevent this problem so it will only show up in extreme deprivation diets of those with truly weird health ideas.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Thank
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Vitamin C

Scurvy Treatments - Scurvy usually improves rapidly with vitamin C supplementation.
Vitamin C can also be increased via diet. Consider fresh fruits & vegetables that contain vitamin C such as: Lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruits, guava, papaya, kiwi, strawberries, black currants, broccoli, tomatoes, cabbage, spinach, asparagus, carrots, paprika, green peppers, sweet potatoes & sprouts. Fresh &

In brief: Vitamin C

Scurvy Treatments - Scurvy usually improves rapidly with vitamin C supplementation.
Vitamin C can also be increased via diet. Consider fresh fruits & vegetables that contain vitamin C such as: Lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruits, guava, papaya, kiwi, strawberries, black currants, broccoli, tomatoes, cabbage, spinach, asparagus, carrots, paprika, green peppers, sweet potatoes & sprouts. Fresh &
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Heidi Fowler
raw is best to retain the vitamin C in foods. Fresh liver, oysters and Muktuk (whale skin) contains rich amounts of Vitamin C.
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Board Certified,
10 years in practice
16M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors