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Could an itchy skin rash be a side effect of consuming fish oil omega 3 supplements?

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Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Omega 3: It is not likely that omega 3 suppliments would cause a skin rash unless there is a filler in the pills that you are allergic to.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Help please! is an itchy skin rash a side effect of consuming fish oil omega 3 supplements?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
Rashes can occur : Rashes can occur with any medication. If you want to take omega 3, you could switch to flax seed oil capsules and perhaps you may not break out with a rash.
Last updated Oct 4, 2016


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