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About Zinc Sulfate
Zinc sulfateis an inorganic compound and dietary supplement. As a supplement it is used to treat zinc deficiency and to prevent the condition in those at high risk. Side effects of excess supplementation may include abdominal pain, vomiting, headache, and tiredness. Read morehere.
Zinc sulfate is a metal sulfate compound having zinc(2+) as the counterion. It is a metal sulfate and a zinc molecular entity. It contains a zinc(2+). Zinc sulfate is the inorganic compound with the formula ZnSO4 and historically known as "white vitriol". Read more here.
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most important viral cause of acute respiratory tract infection (ARI) in infancy and early childhood, with its greatest morbidity in infants. Several studies have examined the direct inhibitory effect of zinc on viruses that infect the human respiratory tract, including the enveloped virus HSV and the nonenveloped virus rhinovirus. Studies demonstrate that zinc salts inhibit RSV in vitro. The inhibition is concentration dependent and specific. Read more here.
Zinc can help fight viruses and bacteria. For example, zinc supplements are often marketed as a way to prevent colds or shorten illnesses. Zinc also has anti-inflammatory properties. This may help relieve some of the redness and irritation associated with moderate-to-severe acne. Read more here.
Viral warts are common dermatological diseases. Oral zinc sulphate at a dose of 10 mg kg(-1) daily seems to be a highly efficacious therapeutic option for recalcitrant viral warts and proved to be safe with few adverse effects. Read more here.
For children, one study showed that zinc sulfate syrup in a dose of 15 mg of zinc per day may prevent colds while 30 mg of zinc per day given at the first signs of symptoms may modestly treat a cold. Early cold symptoms may be quelled in adults who use zinc lozenges or gels. Read more here.
Some wound care protocols recommend a daily zinc supplement with elemental zinc, such as zinc sulfate or zinc gluconate, to accelerate wound healing. 220 mg of zinc sulfate bid provides 100 mg of elemental zinc, which is 60 mg over the UL for the mineral. Read more here.
Naphazoline is a decongestant used to relieve redness, puffiness, and itchy/watering eyes due to colds, allergies, or eye irritations (smog, swimming, or wearing contact lenses). Zinc sulfate, an astringent, helps reduce redness and irritation. Read more here.