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Is it common or possible for fish oil to cause inflammation of the gums and/or mouth?
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Dr. Peter Corrado
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not likely
Common side effects of fish oils are gastrointestinal like nausea.
They also frequently cause a fishy taste. More significantly the can lead to excessive lowering of blood sugar in diabetics and bleeding problems in patients on anticoagulants, like coumadin, (warfarin) Aspirin or plavix. No oral/dental inflammation has been reported.

In brief: Not likely
Common side effects of fish oils are gastrointestinal like nausea.
They also frequently cause a fishy taste. More significantly the can lead to excessive lowering of blood sugar in diabetics and bleeding problems in patients on anticoagulants, like coumadin, (warfarin) Aspirin or plavix. No oral/dental inflammation has been reported.
Dr. Peter Corrado
Dr. Peter Corrado
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Dr. Eyal Simchi
Dentistry - Pediatric
In brief: Possible alklergy?
It does not typically cause gingival inflammation but the swelling can be a sign of allergy.
I'd stop using it for a few days and see if the symptoms clear up.

In brief: Possible alklergy?
It does not typically cause gingival inflammation but the swelling can be a sign of allergy.
I'd stop using it for a few days and see if the symptoms clear up.
Dr. Eyal Simchi
Dr. Eyal Simchi
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Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dentistry - Cosmetic
In brief: Nope
In fact it does the exact opposite.

In brief: Nope
In fact it does the exact opposite.
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
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In brief: Not likely
Fish oil supplements have anti-inflammatory properties so the supplement should not cause inflammation.
If you are certain it is linked to the fish oil then you may be allergic to something in the supplement.

In brief: Not likely
Fish oil supplements have anti-inflammatory properties so the supplement should not cause inflammation.
If you are certain it is linked to the fish oil then you may be allergic to something in the supplement.
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dr. Charles Kattuah
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