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should I take fish oil if I am allergic to iodine

A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Relative....: People who have allergies to shellfish or fish have a relative contraindication to taking fish oil supplements and they should proceed with caution wh ... Read More
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Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Caution: Hi, there is a possibility that you would develop allergic reaction to fish oil, fish oil contains some Iodine, you might want to try Omega-3 instead. ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Folate: Take folate, iron and calcium separately instead of a prenatal vitamin. Folate is most important since it protects from certain birth defects. in fact ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Stauffer-munekata
35 years experience Family Medicine
Allergy testing: It is unusual to be able to eat crabs and seafood with such a strong history of iodine and multiple seafood allergies. I would not recommend fish oil ... Read More
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Avoid fish oil: If you are seeking a non-prescription treatment, you do not have feelings of wanting to harm yourself, and your depression symptoms are of mild or mod ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Fish oil: I wouldn't take the chance of taking fish oil if i were allergic to shellfish.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
34 years experience Family Medicine
Fish oil vs shellfis: Generally fish oil is produced from oily type fish ie bluefish or salmon so it should be safe to take for people with true shellfish allergies. Krill ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Better not: There are vegetarian versions of omega-3 (dha&epa) supplements that are non-fish in origin google for online sources.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not needed: Multivitamins have not been shown to improve health or longevity when studied scientifically. It would be better for you to follow a healthy and nutr ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
See an allergist: Not all seafoods are created equally, thus you may not be allergic to all seafoods, just some seafoods. A good allergist will be able to guide you, a ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: The scalp bumps are not caused by fish oil. However it is a complete waste of money, so you should throw it away.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
47 years experience Cardiology
No: At age 16, you probably need NOT to be on any supplements. Healthy life style, exercise and weight loss (if needed) should be plenty. Any reason you a ... Read More

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