Zinc Lozenges for Sore Throat

Majid Ali, M.D.

For my patients, I prescribe zinc lozenges for sore throats for zinc’s local immune-enhancing benefits. The lozenge formulation which I prefer contains 15 mg of zinc as zinc gluconate.

Along with zinc lozenges I also prescribe turmeric powder (one-half teaspoon) and vitamin C 1000 mg to be taken together four times a day. Additional amounts of vitamin C to tolerance (amount that causes abdominal gas) may be taken by individuals experience in such use of vitamin C.

Whether or not to take antibiotics is a decision that only a physician can make after examination of the patient.

I offer more info on the subject in the video linked below.

Zinc Lozenges for Sore Throat


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