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Doctor insights on: Should I Take Fish Oil If I Am Allergic To Iodine

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I am allergic to shrimp but can eat crab and fish. I am also allergic to seaweed. Also very allergic to iodine swab on skin. Can I take fish oil??

I am allergic to shrimp but can eat crab and fish. I am also allergic to seaweed. Also very allergic to iodine swab on skin. Can I take fish oil??

Caution: Hi, there is a possibility that you would develop allergic reaction to fish oil, fish oil contains some Iodine, you might want to try Omega-3 instead. Fish oil is relative contraindicated one people with Iodine allergy. ...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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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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I am allergic to iodine, shrimp, lobster, seaweed, but can eat crab, fish clams, octopus. I would like to start taking fish oil for depression. Can I?

I am allergic to iodine, shrimp, lobster, seaweed, but can eat crab, fish clams, octopus. I would like to start taking fish oil for depression. Can I?

Allergy testing: It is unusual to be able to eat crabs and seafood with such a strong history of iodine and multiple seafood allergies. I would not recommend fish oil at this time. If you are depressed, there are medications and counseling that can help - see your Doctor. If you have not been evaluated for specific food allergies, seeing an Allergist for testing is advised. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to shellfish, can I take fish oil? Krill capsules?

I'm allergic to shellfish, can I take fish oil? Krill capsules?

Fish oil vs shellfis: Generally fish oil is produced from oily type fish ie bluefish or salmon so it should be safe to take for people with true shellfish allergies. Krill because it is a type of shrimp - may be more of a challenge - if possible I would stick to fish oil. ...Read more

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If we are allergic to fish and shellfish, can we still take fish oil pills?

If we are allergic to fish and shellfish, can we still take fish oil pills?

Better not: There are vegetarian versions of omega-3 (dha&epa) supplements that are non-fish in origin google for online sources. ...Read more

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Which type of vitamins should I take for my age, women's one a day? Allergic to seafood, will vitamins with fish oil have cause an allergic reaction?

Which type of vitamins should I take for my age, women's one a day? Allergic to seafood, will vitamins with fish oil have cause an allergic reaction?

Not needed: Multivitamins have not been shown to improve health or longevity when studied scientifically. It would be better for you to follow a healthy and nutritious diet with a lot of veggies and fruits. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to all seafoods my eyes itch and it becomes hard to breathe but I want to try shrimp so bad and take the fish oil vitamins what can I do?

I'm allergic to all seafoods my eyes itch and it becomes hard to breathe but I want to try shrimp so bad and take the fish oil vitamins what can I do?

Don't do it!!: It's not worth risking your life (and yes, your reaction could close off your airway!) to eat seafood or take fish oil. Please avoid all seafood and seafood products. Your doctor can suggest other ways to get the nutrients you need without risking a life-threatening reaction. ...Read more

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Should I take fish oil if I have a peptic ulcer?

Should I take fish oil if I have a peptic ulcer?

No: At age 16, you probably need NOT to be on any supplements. Healthy life style, exercise and weight loss (if needed) should be plenty. Any reason you are worried about your health? Be careful not to give yourself an ulcer. ...Read more

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How often should I take fish oil tablets?

How often should I take fish oil tablets?

Daily: Different formulations given different instructions. They should be taken daily for sure, but some formulations may say twice daily, whereas others may even suggest three times a day. Read the bottle. ...Read more

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Can I take fish oil and b complex at the same time?

Can I take fish oil and b complex at the same time?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil:

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/fish_oil

ok with b complex. ...Read more

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I'm 45 my chollestrol is 237. Should I take fish oil?

I'm 45 my chollestrol is 237. Should I take fish oil?

Yes and no: Triglycerides are the blood fats that are most influenced by fish oil. Your cholesterol/hdl ratio should be between 3 and 5. If that is what you find and the triglycerides are normal, then you are fine. If the triglycerides are elevated then stop sugar and take fish oil. ...Read more

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Should I take fish oil capsules with chlor-trimeton (allery tablets) for my sickness?

Should I take fish oil capsules with chlor-trimeton (allery tablets) for my sickness?

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". ...Read more

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Why should I take fish oil for heart?

Why should I take fish oil for heart?

Alleged protection: Omega-three fish oils were popularized as possibly helping prevent/reverse atherosclerosis, especially when the inuit people were noted to have relatively little coronary artery disease. The last two big studies on the inuit cast grave doubt on this politically-correct idea. The fish oils are systemic anti-inflammatories and some folks find they help with arthritis. You decide & don't spend $$$. ...Read more

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Can I take fish oil to help with my cold?

Can I take fish oil to help with my cold?

Yes and No: Yes you can take fish oil but I don't believe it will help your cold- but it won't hurt it either. The very best treatment know of for colds is pelargonium sidoides, sold in health food stores & pharmacies as umcka; it is safe, affordable & proven effective for colds, bronchitis & sinus infections. ...Read more

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How many times a day should I take fish oil?

How many times a day should I take fish oil?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil:

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/fish_oil. ...Read more

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If I take fish oil pills will it make butt grow?

Maybe: Fish oil is good for triglyceride and cholesterol issues. Also supposed to help skin and hair. Good luck with the butt problem! ...Read more

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What to do if I take fish oil to make my hair grow faster what else does it do?

What to do if I take fish oil to make my hair grow faster what else does it do?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil:

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/fish_oil. ...Read more

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I started adding 2 tbl of chia seeds to my morning smoothie... Will I be overdoing the omega's if I take fish oil as well?

No, but you'll: Certainly be increasing your calories and probably wasting a lot of money. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv and the internet. ...Read more

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Can previous mi pt take fish oil if on blood thinners? Also if they have already been taking fish oil how many days does it take til problems start?

Can previous mi pt take fish oil if on blood thinners? Also if they have already been taking fish oil how many days does it take til problems start?

Goal: Of therapy after an mi is to bring the LDL down to less than 70. If the tg is too high, you can't even know your ldl. We do give omega-3 for tg, the benefit in later studies show that you have to take at least a dose of the range of 4gm a day. Antiplatelets and bblockers should be continued along with statin to lower LDL and smooth out the arteries. ...Read more

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Can I take fish oil with epilepsy?

Yes: A person may take over-the-counter fish oil supplements, for the benefit of the omega-3 fatty acids, in the usual recommended doses stated on the bottle labels, whether or not he has epilepsy. ...Read more

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I have high cholesterol should I take fish oil pills?

I have high cholesterol should I take fish oil pills?

Yes to fish!: There have been numerous studies supporting fish oils in lowering cholesterol and triglycerides and providing protection to blood vessels. I would have you work with your doctor to asses your risk, other health issues that might be positively impacted, and follow your cholesterol while taking it Eating food sources (wild salmon, sardines, walnuts, etc) is also valuable. ...Read more

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Is there a natural healthy way to boost testosterone? I take fish oil pills.

Is there a natural healthy way to boost testosterone? I take fish oil pills.

Natural T increase: Exercise is the most effective way to increase T, especially weight lifting ...Read more

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What are the side effects of zetia (ezetimibe) and how do I mitigate them? I take Fish Oil.

What are the side effects of zetia (ezetimibe) and how do I mitigate them? I take Fish Oil.

Few: Occasional muscle aching can be seen but usually none. Take CoQ10 to help if muscle ache occurs. ...Read more