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What are the symptoms and treatments for scurvy?

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Thank you. What are the symptoms and treatments for scurvy please?
Posted Fri, 27 Jul 2012 in Vitamins
Answered by Dr. Chandra Shekhar Sharma 23 minutes later

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Deficiency of vitamin C in diet can cause Scurvy.

Symptoms of Scurvy are:-

Lethargy, malaise, rough skin, myalgia, gum disease, easy bruising, delayed healing, dryness in eyes etc.

In late stage edema, jaundice and neuropathies can occur.


Scurvy can be prevented by eating foods containing vitamin C such as lemons, oranges etc.


It can be treated by giving vitamin C tablet.

If you have further query, please feel free to ask.

With good wishes,

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