Is Vitamin C good when you're already sick?

Patient : I would like to know if Vitamin C is still beneficial for one or one's immune system if they are already sick. I was told that once you get sick, vitamin C is actually BAD for you, and when asked where they got this information, they cited "doctors" they had asked. Others told me "it can't hurt" and I want to know from a specialist instead of a friend.
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