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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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