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I think I might have taken too much zinc, dizziness, nausea,

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I think I might have taken too much zinc

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

Dizziness, nausea

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I'm currently taking bactrin for skin acne

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the skin issue? Have you noticed any major changes in your overall skin or nails recently?

3 weeks

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: The Physician, Doctor replied 7 months ago
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I am Dr Obi an Emergency physician

What makes you think of Zinc?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I took zicam..probabaly too much
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
i used the nasal spray and the losenges
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
got so dizzy i needed to sit down
Doctor: The Physician, Doctor replied 7 months ago

Zicam is a homeopathic cold remedy with Galphinia and Sabadilia. I do not think it has significant amount of Zinc. The nausea and dizziness might be related to the original illness.

I understand your concern, and would advise you to go to your PCP or any health care practitioner to check your vital signs as well as do your Complete blood count and electrolytes to determine if you have any other disorders that may be causing nausea/dizziness. If the dizziness is a 'spinning sensation' you may have Vertigo.

Please do get to physical examination and Blood test

As an emergency physician, it is your best possible standard of care

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