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A 34-year-old member asked:

Can fish oil be applied to the skin?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
No: Likely has to be metabolized inside the body. I am not aware of creams or ointments with fish oil that are not oral. Maybe other dr?
Dr. David Wyatt
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Skin use ? hmm..: Fish oils applied to skin would not absorb to achieve any level in the blood stream to get any benefit for cholesterol or triglyceride levels. There may be some help with skin moisture as in vitamin E topical usage.

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A 51-year-old member asked:

Which is better for your skin: flaxseed oil or fish oil?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil Doubt any reliable comparison study to answer your question.

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