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Can I take fish oil to help with my cold?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: FIshy Mystery Still

Still a mystery. We do know that that fish oil helps lower high triglycerides [a kind of fat], and may also reduce your risk of dying from a heart attack.
But we don't know about colds. A recent study showed that if pregnant moms took fish oil, their babies had fewer colds and got better more quickly. Still don't know if fish oil will help everyone's cold though. Stay tuned. Hope you feel better.

In brief: FIshy Mystery Still

Still a mystery. We do know that that fish oil helps lower high triglycerides [a kind of fat], and may also reduce your risk of dying from a heart attack.
But we don't know about colds. A recent study showed that if pregnant moms took fish oil, their babies had fewer colds and got better more quickly. Still don't know if fish oil will help everyone's cold though. Stay tuned. Hope you feel better.
Dr. Francine Yep
Dr. Francine Yep
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: This has never

Been scientifically proven.

In brief: This has never

Been scientifically proven.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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