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Zinc

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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DBL Zinc Chloride Injection Concentrate for infusion - myDr.com.au

DBL Zinc Chloride Injection Concentrate for infusion - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

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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) - myDr.com.au

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) - myDr.com.au

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

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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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Zinc protoporphyrin - Lab Tests Online AU

When you have been chronically exposed to lead, as part of a programme to monitor lead exposure, and/or when your doctor suspects lead poisoning; as part of a screening programme for iron deficiency in children and adolescents

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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.

Read more on Pregnancy, Birth & Baby website

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

Sunscreen - SunSmart

Sunscreen is one of the most common methods of sun protection. SunSmart recommends SPF 30 or higher broad spectrum, water resistant sunscreen.

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Nappy rash - myDr.com.au

Nappy rash can result from contact dermatitis, or from a fungal thrush infection. Find out how to manage this condition and when you should see your doctor.

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