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Can someone have allergies to fish oil?

Can someone have allergies to fish oil?

Probably not: Oils are fats that don't usually cause allergic reactions (most allergies are directed against proteins). Manufacturers of fish oil supplements recommend that fish-allergic people avoid their product because they can't guarantee the absence of fish protein in their pills. One small study skin tested fish-allergic patients to fish oil and gave them supplements orally; none had an allergic response. ...Read more

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Fish Oil (Definition)

Fish oils contain two active omega-3 fatty acids, dha and epa. Most fish oil products contain both dha and epa, but supplements enriched in dha or epa are available. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to significantly reduce sudden cardiac death. Some studies also indicate the potential for benefits in dementia and risk of heart attack. The omega-3 content of cold water ...Read more


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Is it possible to be allergic to fish oil if you have a fish allergy?

Is it possible to be allergic to fish oil if you have a fish allergy?

Possible: I would avoid if you have fish allergy. It may be specific protein of specific fish. If it is imperative you take fish oil, would make a visit to allergy/immunologist to see what options are. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to fish oil although i'm not aware of having a fish allergy?

Is it possible to be allergic to fish oil although i'm not aware of having a fish allergy?

Not likely: A true allergy highly unlikely because fish oil contains only trace amounts of proteins you are eating when having fish and that can cause severe allergies. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it safe to take fish oil with a shellfish allergy?

Can you tell me is it safe to take fish oil with a shellfish allergy?

Possible : It is possible that people with allergies to seafood may develop an allergic reaction to fish oil. A general recommendation in such setting and depending on the type of reaction would be to either avoid or use fish oil supplements cautiously. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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If you have a fish allergy, can you take vitamins with fish oil?

If you have a fish allergy, can you take vitamins with fish oil?

Best to avoid: It may be safe, but it's best to avoid fish oil if you're allergic to fish. There are other ways to get omega-3 fatty acids from foods. Dr. Weill recommends fresh ground flax seed, walnuts, and walnut oil, although these omega-3 fatty acids aren't used by the body as efficiently as the ones in fish. ...Read more

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These are the things I am taking, korean red ginseng, multivitamen, fish oil, vitamen c, vegetable protein and loratadine tablets (for allergies). Are these alright together?

These are the things I am taking, korean red ginseng, multivitamen, fish oil, vitamen c, vegetable protein and loratadine tablets (for allergies).  Are these alright together?

Yes: There are no adverse interactions between these things. Make sure you take a high-quality multivit. At least 1/3 of adults can't convert Folic Acid to the active form, l-5-mthf ; anxiety/high BP makes it likely you need a multivit that has the l-5-mthf form. Also most adults need 5-8000 iu of d3 in fall ; winter months to achieve optimal levels- see http://bit.Ly/1ekkvkv ; http://bit.Ly/1dc7vna. ...Read more

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I have a seafood allergy and I was prescribed citra natal assure. I was told I should have no problem with the DHA because there is no fish oil in this. Is that correct? I have a very sensitive stomach....if I cannot tolerate these what would be a good ov

I have a seafood allergy and I was prescribed citra natal assure. I was told I should have no problem with the DHA because there is no fish oil in this. Is that correct? I have a very sensitive stomach....if I cannot tolerate these what would be a good ov

Ok: Even if you were allergic to fish, fish oil rarely if ever causes problem since there is practically no fish protein present in the oil from reputable manufacturers. If DHA is free of fish protein, then the chances of reaction would be nil at least from an allergic point of view. Whether you can tolerate anything is another issue. ...Read more

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I had iodine constant 6 years ago and it nearly killed me. I want to take prenatal vitamins. Am I allergic to fish oil because of the iodine allergy?

I had iodine constant 6 years ago and it nearly killed me. I want to take prenatal vitamins. Am I allergic to fish oil because of the iodine allergy?

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 some obstetricians recommend folate alone instead of prenatal vitamins if you are healthy and have a good diet. ...Read more

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How does consuming fish oil supplements help with my dry eye symptoms?

How does consuming fish oil supplements help with my dry eye symptoms?

Fish oil: Not really rigorous scientific data for many of the fish oil claims. Look into the background when you hear things about 'health food' claims. Fish oil has more data for some things than most. ...Read more

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Is taking fish oil supplements will reduce candida symptoms and seborrheic dermatitis ??

Is taking fish oil supplements will reduce candida symptoms and seborrheic dermatitis ??

Absolutely not: In fact, it is not at all certain that there is any benefit from fish oil for anything. In USA it has been abandoned as useless by the best-informed experts. It has also been noted to cause prostate cancer. It is true that it lowers triglycerides and raises HDL but it has not lowered the risk for strokes or heart attacks. No benefit has been demonstrated except to those who sell it. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more