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Common Cold: Zinc Effective


Duration of symptoms of the common cold were reduced significantly when patients used a nasal gel containing zinc gluconate (Zicam—Gel Tech).


Hirt M et al. Zinc nasal gel for the treatment of common cold symptoms: a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Ear Nose Throat J. 2000:79:778, 780, 782.

Gel Tech Web site.