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Can I take fish oil to help with my cold?
7 doctors weighed in

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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