Scurvy

Scurvy

What is scurvy disease?
Scurvy is a deficiency disease that results from insufficient intake of vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) which is required for correct collagen synthesis in humans.

What are the symptoms of scurvy?
  • Dark purplish spots on skin, especially legs.
  • Spongy gums, often leading to tooth loss.
  • Bleeding from all mucous membranes.
  • Pale color of skin
  • Sunken eyes
  • Opening of healed scars and separation of knitted bone fracture
  • An increased susceptibility to infection
  • Tender, swollen legs; The child prefers to lie with legs partly bent, and cries if moved.

How to treat scurvy?
The only way for complete treatment of scurvy is Vitamin C e.g. Vitamin C instant sachets

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