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Alternative/complementary treatment of scurvy

The alternative/complementary approach to treating scurvy is exactly the same as the conventional treatment approach.

People who suspect they have scurvy must see their doctor to have the appropriate diagnosis made so that appropriate treatment can be recommended.


There are no herbs which are recommended for treating scurvy.


There are some vitamins which are recommended for helping treat scurvy:


There are no minerals which are recommended for treating scurvy.


Other nutrients

There are no other nutrients which are recommended for treating scurvy.

Dietary modifications

There are some dietary modifications which are recommended for reducing severity and duration of symptoms:

Lifestyle modifications

There are no lifestyle modifications which are recommended for treating scurvy.

Alternative treatments

There are no other alternative treatments which are recommended for treating scurvy.

ensure that you notify your medical practitioner of any supplements that you want to take - it may interfere with other medication or conditions you have. Confirm with your doctor it is safe to take BEFORE you try it.


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  Last reviewed: 30 August 2007 || Last updated: 20 February 2009


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NOTE: Mega doses of any type of vitamin, mineral, amino acid or herbal supplement cannot cure illnesses and in fact can be very dangerous and produce toxic side effects and interfere with medicine you are taking. Always ensure you consult your doctor before taking any type of complementary supplements.
Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.


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