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

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

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. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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I don't think I am allergic to fish, but when consuming fish oil with 1000mg omega-3, I have itchiness mostly on foot. What's wrong?

I don't think I am allergic to fish, but when consuming fish oil with 1000mg omega-3, I have itchiness mostly on foot. What's wrong?

Unusual: This would be an unusual allergic response. I would stop the fish oil and if there is no foot itchiness for a week or two, i would resume the fish oil and if the foot symptoms return, this would strongly suggest some sort of intolerance or allergy to the fish oil. ...Read more

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Had unprotected oral with a guy and a girl. Now white tongue. Sores in mouth Itchy rash, chills, stomach bloating gas, lose of appetite. Herpes Hiv?

Had unprotected oral with a guy and a girl.  Now white tongue. Sores in mouth  Itchy rash, chills, stomach bloating gas, lose of appetite. Herpes Hiv?

Get checked: Any unprotected sex puts you at risk for HIV and all of the other sexually transmitted diseases. It is worth getting checked out with a physical exam and some blood tests for HIV, syphillis, hepatitis, and depending on what the exam shows, maybe others. ...Read more

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I need a good tea tree oil shampoo what are good ones? I have scaly itchy rashes on scalp causing hair loss and want to try tea tree!

I need a good tea tree oil shampoo what are good ones? I have scaly itchy rashes on scalp causing hair loss and want to try tea tree!

Tea tree: While tea tree oil has antiinflammatory properties , salicylic acid shampoo such as t-sal by neutrogena may be helpful for dry itchy scalp . See your dermatologist for the best treatment options. ...Read more

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How do I control gas when taking fish oil supplements?

How do I control gas when taking  fish oil supplements?

Gallbladder support: There are two answers. 1. The fish oil you are consuming may be rancid or processed poorly. 2. Bile is produced in the liver and stored in the gallbladder. One of bile's functions is to assist fat absorption. Bile is released when fat is detected in the upper GI tract. Insufficient gall-bladder function or bile production may lead to gas or burping as the fat is not fully absorbed. ...Read more

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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more