Zinc Gel for Colds?

Zinc Gel for Colds?
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Is zinc-containing nasal gel helpful, harmful, or just a waste of money?

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New game. Good, bad, or useless? Helpful, harmful, or just a waste of money?

First up: zinc-containing nasal gel as a cold remedy. It’s unclear whether oral zinc supplements help with a cold—but what about squirting zinc up your nose? Good, bad, or just snake oil?

Bad. More than 100 reports of people losing their sense of smell, some permanently—forever.

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Below is an approximation of this video’s audio content. To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video.

New game. Good, bad, or useless? Helpful, harmful, or just a waste of money?

First up: zinc-containing nasal gel as a cold remedy. It’s unclear whether oral zinc supplements help with a cold—but what about squirting zinc up your nose? Good, bad, or just snake oil?

Bad. More than 100 reports of people losing their sense of smell, some permanently—forever.

Please consider volunteering to help out on the site.

Doctor's Note

Also check out Nutritional Yeast to Prevent the Common Cold.

And check out my other videos on the common cold

For more context, also check out my associated blog posts: Soy milk: shake it up! and The Best Way to Prevent the Common Cold?

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