Zinc Supplement

Zinc is a vital micronutrient, which has many health benefits. Zinc supplement is believed to improve immunity, promote blood sugar control, fight acne, keep heart healthy, and slows down macular degeneration.

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My baby passes stools about five times a day. Is it diarrhea?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 6 months old. He has frequent stools, about four to five times in a day. He passes the stools about an hour after his meal every time. It is semisolid. Please suggest some medicine.  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is a normal phenomenon in children of this age group. You need not be worried. There is no need to start any medication. What you could do is, give him some probiotic and enzyme supplements, continue with breastfeeding and complementary feeding (if started). Relax...  Read Full »

Can Vitamin B12 improve my low platetlet count?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a history of low platelet count for the last 15 years. My latest count was 4000 cells per microliter. I have not undergone any treatment for this problem. My B12 level is 26.2 pg/ml, biological reference interval is 25.1 - 165, serum ferritin is 12.0 and hemoglobin is 11.0. I r...  Read Full »

Dr. Singh Smrita

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Vitamin B12 deficiency is a very rare cause of thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) and usually, the counts are not very low as in your case. Since your vitamin B12 levels are towards the lower range of normal and bordering on deficiency, you can take vitamin B12 supp...  Read Full »

I feel tired, dehydrated, and irritated after taking Zinc 50 mg for enlarged prostate. Are these symptoms of overdose?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 44-year-old male, and I have been taking a 15 mg Zinc supplement to cure my enlarged prostate for one month, as I heard Zinc helps reduce it. In addition to the 15 mg Zinc supplement, I took the 50 mg Zinc capsules for five days in the last 30 days. Now I feel tired and dehydrat...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns. I am not sure if this question is for you as you mentioned your age as 44 years as in such a young age, prostate enlargement is uncommon. Although studies have found that Zinc supplement helps slow the progression of prostate hypertrophy. ...  Read Full »

I am taking Penicillamine for Wilson's disease, and my doctor has now suggested taking a Zinc tablet. What do you think?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26-year-old male suffering from Wilson's disease. I have been taking tablet Penicillamine 500 mg twice daily. Serum Ceruloplasmin level is 5 mg/dL, and 24 hours urinary copper is 600 micrograms. Recently there was a drug shortage, so the dose had to be reduced to 250 mg daily. Now ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I understand you are worried about your disease and the recently changed treatment plan. Copper is a vital ingredient needed for the development of our body, as nerves, bones, collagen, and melanin pigment all need copper....  Read Full »

I have an ulcer in my mouth that did not go away after antibiotics. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old female. I visited a dentist a week back for pain and swelling at the back of the throat at the retromolar region. The dentist took an X-ray, but no wisdom tooth was present. The dentist prescribed antibiotic Metronidazole and I completed the course. The problem is my...  Read Full »

Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have just gone through your complaint. It could be due to some vitamin deficiency since you have already taken Metronidazole, which has not helped you. So, it may not be a bacterial infection. I would suggest you use a mouthwash containing Chlorhexidine gluconate, ...  Read Full »

Can you please help get rid of the multiplying canker sores?

Query: Hello doctor, What can I do for canker sores that keep multiplying and have been there for about two weeks?  Read Full »

Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Canker sores can be due to a number of reasons like vitamin deficiency, bacterial or viral infection, gastritis, etc. Since it has been there for two weeks now, it could be due to a vitamin deficiency. So, I suggest tou taking Vitamin B complex with Zinc capsules for ...  Read Full »

I had micronutrient and thyroid tests for hair breakage and falling. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have an underactive thyroid and on 100 mg of thyroid and had a micronutrient test as hair has been breaking and falling out. The tests came back with selenium and zinc deficiency but also severe iodine deficiency (12). My nutritionist suggested multivitamins FemForte Multi which cont...  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have iodine deficiency hypothyroidism, then it should not be a problem but you need to see if you have autoimmune thyroid disease in which case you cannot take iodine supplement.   Read Full »

Does Losartan and Montelukast cause oral sore?

Query: Hello doctor, I have white spots on the floor of my mouth, and they are very painful and have a burning sensation on the touch, and I sweat as a result. Also, I have a couple of bumps in my mouth. I take Losartan and Montelukast every day as regular medicine. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope I can lessen your discomfort. White spots can be either recurrent aphthous ulcers, or traumatic ulcers, or herpes stomatitis. I suggest you take tablet Zincovit or tablet Zincostar (vitamins A, B complex, C, D, and E along with minerals such as Magnesium, Ma...  Read Full »

Is the bump in the left side of my shaved penis a wart?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 26 year old male. On Monday night, I trimmed my pubic hair and while doing so, I felt a nick while trimming the bottom left side of my penis. After that, I shaved with a razor. On Tuesday morning, I noticed a bump and thought it might have been from the nick, but now I am startin...  Read Full »

Dr. G. S. S. Sandeep

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query. From your description, the issue seems to be verruca plana or seborrhoeic keratosis. I suggest you go for cryotherapy. Until then, do not use a razor for shaving, as it might cause it to spread. For further queries consult a dermatolo...  Read Full »

I got my genital warts removed a few months ago, but they tend to recur. I am scared and confused.

Query: Hello doctor, I got my genital warts removed a few months ago. I am attaching the recent pictures. Is it just a scar or a recurrence of warts? I am scared and confused. Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. I have seen the attached pictures (attachments removed to protect patient's identity). It looks like a scar and is not a recurrence. Keep observing the warts to see if they increase in size or change shape. I sugges...  Read Full »

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