A 55-year-old female asked:
is fish oil good for a 5 yr old with hives?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera answered
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: It will not help. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) would be better.
Answered on Mar 3, 2016
Dr. Michael Rothman answered
34 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Krill oil and fish oil are the new snake oil, both are high in omega 3 fatty acids which are extremely fragile. Omega 3 fish oils reduce triglycerides by impairing the liver's ablility to make them. However the oxidative stress caused by fish oil actually raises LDL cholesterol. Some day we may use the phrase "this is just more fish /krill oil" or "here comes the fish/krill oil salesman".
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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