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    I am considering fish oil for reasons other than rosacea. I have saw a few things over the forum about omega's causing some problems in rosacea, is this a problem with fish oil?

    Let me know any details I may be interested in.

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    Is fish oil omega 3? I'm confused.

    Which should I take? or both?

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    Hi tp,
    Omega 3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated essential fatty acids- meaning your body cannot make them and you must get them through food/supplements.

    Fish oil contains omega 3 fatty acids- both docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). The health benefits of these long-chain omega-3 fatty acids are the best known and studied.

    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/fis...atient-fishoil


    I agree that omega 3's are critical for our good health and you can obtain it various ways. I think some people who react to fish oil might be reacting to some additive in the supplement and if that happens you can try eating fish that are rich in omega 3's like salmon, sardines, krill etc.


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    Amazon.com: Omega 3 Fish Oil By Spring Valley...Amazon.com: Omega 3 Fish Oil By Spring Valley...
    This is a brand I used to take when I was about 15. Seem alright now that I am a Rosacea king?

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    I think I have figured out I am sensitive to the "orange" flavouring they give some fish oils.

    I have recently been using Chia seeds on everything because they are high in Omega 3, fibre and protein.

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    sorry Valvy but i dont know what chia seeds are, where do you find them?

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    using elidel at night, taking atelenol, had 2 vbeam laser treatments, 46 year old female

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    tp912, I've been taking fish oil for a couple years and it doesn't seem to harm the rosacea. It has helped with dry eyes and also has lowered my blood pressure, even though it was never high.

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    Hi Alba, I just found them in the health food section of the supermarket. I am sure health food shops would have them too. I like them because they really don't have much flavour and so can be added to a lot of foods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tp912 View Post
    I am considering fish oil for reasons other than rosacea. I have saw a few things over the forum about omega's causing some problems in rosacea, is this a problem with fish oil?

    Let me know any details I may be interested in.

    Thanks
    Heya

    The only thing I've read about Omegas and causing potential problems in Rosacea is when Omegas are used by someone experiencing flushing from Accutane (i.e. known to exasberate flushing... issue discussed on acne.org). I believe it is something to do with how Omegas work with Vit A / Retinol / Retinoic acid.

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    The last time I took Fish Oil my face turned into a pizza

    I try not to take any supplements with oils in them. I just started to take dry Vitamin E, let's see what happens...

    I don't know if it has something to to do with the redness or acne but oils exarcebate my problems, my skin is just too oily. Nowadays I'm using Milk of magnesia as a mattifier, and it does work but as oily as my skin is, it can get dehydrated and irritated easily if I use too harsh products.
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