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Doctor insights on: Pond Fish Diseases

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Does eating fish help prevent disease?

Does eating fish help prevent disease?

Potentially: Omega 3 fatty acids in certain fish can be very healthful - but this must be weighed with potential mercury intake with those fish. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for fish scale disease?

What is the best treatment for fish scale disease?

Alpha-hydroxy lotion: Fish scale disease (ichthyosis), is a terrible condition with a terrible name. It's inherited and causes dead skin cells to not fall off, leading to buildup of thick, flaky skin. Lotions and creams with alpha-hydroxy acids (amlactin, lac-hydrin, eucerin body creme) or urea (carmol) help exfoliate, smoothing the skin. A dermatologist can also prescribe retinoids that help. ...Read more

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What is fish scale disease, and why does it affect skin pigmentation?

What is fish scale disease, and why does it affect skin pigmentation?

Ichthyosis: Ichthyosis (fish scale disease) is an inherited condition characterized by dry scaly skin as a result in defective skin barrier function. The most common subtype is ichthyosis vulgaris, which is pigmentless.The rare subtype, epidermolytic hyperkeratosis, is characterized by retained thickened scales in skin folds, giving the appearance of "dirty skin" even though no pigment is actually deposited. ...Read more

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What can be used to help thyroid disease? I've tried all sorts of fish and it doesn't help. it is hypo not hyper.

What can be used to help thyroid disease? I've tried all sorts of fish and it doesn't help. it is hypo not hyper.

Thyroid testing: The TSH is the most commonly ordered thyroid blood test, but additional tests are required to determine if the thyroid is functioning optimally. The two thyroid hormones are T4 and T3 (liothyronine). Reverse T3 (liothyronine) is also a hormone, but block action of T3 (liothyronine). See your doctor or endocrinologist for a complete evaluation and exam if concerned about thyroid function. ...Read more

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Will eating chicken for lunch and fish for dinner cause a skin disease that is caused due to the different combinations of food?

Will eating chicken for lunch and fish for dinner cause a skin disease that is caused due to the different combinations of food?

Skin diseases due to: It is only a myth. There is no proof that chicken and fish or even drinking milk with fish can cause any problems unless one is allergic to fish. Some people are allergic to some foods ingridients but in general it is not along the normal dietary precautions to avoid fish for dinner after having chicken for lunch. ...Read more

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If u touch's fish blood win doin' the fish can u get a disease from it and what happens if possible fish's blood got splash in2 the nose? what happens?

If u touch's fish blood win doin' the fish can u get a disease from it and what happens if possible fish's blood got splash in2 the nose? what happens?

Not likely: I don't know of any fish born diseases (except parasites) that can be transferred to humans. I wouldn't worry about it, but if you do develop rash or other symptoms, please see your Dr.. ...Read more

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Hi Drs I don't like fish so i am rarely eat fish (once/month)... What kind of supplements can i take to get Omega-3 ? P.S: I don't have any disease

Hi Drs  I don't like fish so i am rarely eat fish (once/month)...  What kind of supplements can i take to get Omega-3 ? P.S: I don't have any disease

You're 21?: Don't take supplements. If you don't like fish, at least try to avoid red meat. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, nuts, olive oil, a little wine, some chocolate, coffee, and tea you'll get lots of good anti-oxidants plus tasty foods to enjoy! ...Read more

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What disease does the genetic test fish deal with?

What disease does the genetic test fish deal with?

Many disease: Fish refers to fluorescent in-situ hybridization and is one way of performing dna analysis. It is used for many diseases by using different probes for different diseases including cancer and inherited genetic defects. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/cancer/fish-cancer-test. ...Read more