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Oral Zinc for Verrucae

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by NewsBot, Jan 10, 2017.

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    Oral zinc sulphate in the treatment of recalcitrant viral warts: randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial
    F.T. Al-Gurairi, M. Al-Waiz, K.E. Sharquie
    British Journal of Dermatology March 2002
     
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    Zinc Deficiency in Patients with Persistent Viral Warts
    Naeem Raza and Dilshad Ahmed Khan
    Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan 2010, Vol. 20 (2): 83-86
     
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    ZINC DEFICIENCY AND ORAL ZINC SULPHATE TREATMENT IN PATIENTS WITH PERSISTENT VIRAL WARTS
    Fatma H. Shabaka, Laila A. Rashed, Abeer M. Kamel, Inass M. Mohammed and Nohir M. Assem
    wjpmr, 2016,2(6), 221-225.
     
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    ...and so a pseudoscience is born ... all the above studies were done in areas where dietary zinc deficiencies are common, so supplementation will obviously help.
    BUT, to start recommending zinc as a treatment or verruca in the absence of a deficiency is quackery and pseudoscience.
     
  5. William Fowler

    William Fowler Active Member

    Yes. I have seen that often advised often.
     
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