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Zinc is a mineral that is essential for many of the body's normal functions and systems, including the immune system, wound healing, blood clotting, thyroid function, and the senses of taste and smell.

Zinc also supports normal growth and development during pregnancy, childhood and adolescence.

Foods rich in zinc include red meat, poultry, beans, nuts and seafood. Most people do not need zinc supplements and get enough zinc from food.

Follow the links below to find trusted information about zinc.

Last reviewed: April 2017

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Zinc Deficiency and the Skin - ACD

Zinc deficiency results in skin changes that can look like atopic dermatitis in the early stages.

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Zinc Drops (Oral drops) -

Zinc Drops (Oral drops) - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

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Zinc Sulphate Injection 50mg/1mL (5%) (Concentrate for infusion) -

Zinc Sulphate Injection 50mg/1mL (5%) (Concentrate for infusion) - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

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Zinc protoporphyrin - Lab Tests Online AU

Why ZPP is tested, when to get testing and the interprtation of the results

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Meat and Meat Products | myVMC

Meat and meat products are rich and concentrated sources of nutrients including fats, proteins, vitamin B12, zinc and iron.

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Complementary therapies - All About Acne

The All About Acne team are a group of health and medical experts who have an interest in the management of acne. They include several dermatologists, a psychiatrist, a pharmacist and a cosmetic medical practitioner. These people donate their time and expertise in order to provide the most up-to-date, practical and relevant information on acne-related matters. All dermatologists on the All About Acne team are Fellows of the Australasian College of Dermatologists.

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Vitamins and nutrition in pregnancy

Information on pregnancy vitamins and minerals including iron, folate, iodine, zinc, vitamin D and C, supplements, plus links to trusted resources.

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Nappy rash (diaper rash) treatment

Nappy rash is a common, harmless skin condition in babies caused by uric acid in urine. It is prevented and treated with protective zinc-based creams.

Read more on Parenthub website

Vegetarian Diets | myVMC

Vegetarians are people who exclude animal meat from their diet. A vegetarian diet comprises mainly of fruits and vegetables. There are a number of health advantages and disadvantages of vegetarian diets, and a well-designed diet should include a wide range of foods to meet nutritional requirements.

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Eating things that are not food - pica

Most children eat things such as dirt, sand and snails a few times, but they learn that these things don't taste nice and they stop eating them.Some children go on eating things that are not food. This behaviour, called pica, may be a sign that the child has a developmental, behavioural, emotional, nutritional or health problem.

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

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