Is Zicam Safe?

jane dagny

Zicam.jpgIf you haven’t already heard the news, in the summer of 2009 the FDA issued a warning that Zicam (a popular nasal spray containing Zinc Gluconate) can cause long lasting or permanent loss of smell.

I thought it was important to bring this up because the cold season is upon us and you may come across this spray while perusing the cold remedy isle in your local drugstore. While the debate rages on about whether or not Zicam is directly responsible for a reported 130 cases of anosmia (loss of smell), I’ll take a pass on Zicam and stick to some Echinacea tea.

[tags]zicam, echinacea tea, loss of smell, anosmia, zinc, gluconate, nasal spray, fda[/tags]

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