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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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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 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 sugg...  Read Full »

Why do I feel tired and irritated after taking Zinc tablets?

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 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 »

Can I take zinc tablets for Wilson's disease?

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 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 »

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 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 you taking Vitamin B complex with Zinc capsules for...  Read Full »

How to control diarrhea in my 10-month-old baby?

Query: Hello doctor,I have 10 months old baby. Since yesterday, she is suffering from diarrhea. Yesterday five times, today three times, and I have not used any medication for this. Can you please suggest any medications?  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Diarrhea is most viral in nature in children. Requires symptomatic treatment. Replace fluid loss with ORS. Add Zinc supplement (2 mg/kg) for 14 days. Watch for urine output. Give syrup Vizylac 2.5 ml BD as probiotics. If severe dehydration, visit the hospital. Any episo...  Read Full »

Is it possible that I still have COVID infection after my symptoms vanish?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 32-year-old male with hypertension and I was exposed to Covid-19 and developed symptoms the following. I had a fever, body aches, headache, and just an overall fuzziness. I have since tested positive but I have been without symptoms for the past 72 hours. Is it possible that I am...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for your query. Sorry to hear about your predicament. You need not be anxious but take adequate precautions. The disease could be completely asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic during the entire duration in most individuals. After 7 days you need to be careful, t...  Read Full »

How to manage asymptomatic COVID-19 patient at home?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to seek advice about COVID-19. I got my result online and it says I am positive with COVID-19. However, I do not feel any symptoms. I am currently taking Vitamin C tablets.  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is quite likely that you do not have symptoms since it is about 80% who are asymptomatic. You want to be fully sure, get tested at another lab. The symptoms like fever, cough, throat pain, congestion, loss of taste and smell, breathlessness, diarrhea may appear be...  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 to 165, serum ferritin is 12.0 and hemoglobin is 11.0. I r...  Read Full »

Dr. Singh Smrita

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 su...  Read Full »

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 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 »

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 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 »

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