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Review: could Fish oil cause Boils (Furuncle)?





Summary: Boils is found among people who take Fish oil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Humira, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 20,104 people who have side effects while taking Fish oil from FDA and social media. Among them, 13 have Boils. Find out below who they are, when they have Boils and more.

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Fish oil

Fish oil has active ingredients of fish oil. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Fish oil 21,089 users)

Boils

Boils (infection of the hair follicle) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, crohn's disease, psoriasis, high blood pressure.(latest reports from Boils 2,254 patients)

On Nov, 24, 2014: 20,095 people reported to have side effects when taking Fish oil. Among them, 13 people (0.06%) have Boils.

Trend of Boils in Fish oil reports

Time on Fish oil when people have Boils * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Boils0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Boils when taking Fish oil * :

FemaleMale
Boils69.23%30.77%

Age of people who have Boils when taking Fish oil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Boils0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%8.33%33.33%25.00%33.33%

Severity of Boils when taking Fish oil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Boils0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Boils ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (5 people, 38.46%)
  2. Vitamin supplementation (5 people, 38.46%)
  3. Pain (4 people, 30.77%)
  4. Hypertension (3 people, 23.08%)
  5. Psoriasis (2 people, 15.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Humira (7 people, 53.85%)
  2. Folic acid (4 people, 30.77%)
  3. Aspirin (3 people, 23.08%)
  4. Vitamin d (2 people, 15.38%)
  5. Multiple vitamins (2 people, 15.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • What do i have, it's bothering me (1 answer)
    (Asked by a 98 year old woman who has Burning Bones--bones Feel On Fire, and takes Turmeric Root, Vitamin B12, Fish Oil, Lipoic Acid, Chamomile, Milkweed, Valerian, Kava)
    finger bones on fire at tips and also toes burning like fire; back of neck and tip of nose very cold and eyes puffy; urine is red sometimes but then sometimes dark brown with yellow foam and white spots in it; tongue coated all white and smells bad; can't sit still because the tailbone is on fire; also burning when passing urine and poo poo smell very bad like ammonia; vision blur and see floating spots when i bend down to tie shoe--can't cook food, smell too bad, really bad if fish or carrots; sounds all loud and ringy and have the ring in right ear at night; wake up early and can't sleep well--want to throw up some times--never do, but get really dizzy--skin have rash on elbows and losing hair on top and also on botton, where it turn grey--everything smell bad, even ocean air or from fan in attic; can't stand sound of birds skawking--want to just lie down all the time--no energy--legs get weak late in morning or if i sit too long-can't watch tv no more, all the colors blur and have to sit too close and everyone get mad--stuff drip from nose and dry on upper lip--taste bad--hard to swallow--try a lot to swallow--feel lump in throat all the time--big lump on neck move up and down when i swallow; get very red and hurt a lot. what do i have? no one know. no doctor want see me. what i have?
  • Penis is not sensitive. difficult to ejaculate, little, sometimes, no semen produced
    (Asked by a 67 year old man who has Difficulty Ejaculating, Penile Insensitivity, and takes Lipitor, Terazosin Hydrochloride, Fish Oil, Baby Aspirin, Glucosamine And Chondroitin Sulfate And MSM)
    I have no problem getting an erection; however, I seem to "lose interest" and full erection shortly after I penetrate. Viagra, etc. have not helped with this. As noted above, my penis is less sensitive and requires a lot of friction for me to ejaculate. Amount of ejaculate greatly reduced. I am looking to reverse any or all of these symptoms. Has any of you guys out there had any luck with this?
  • Have you ever had a swollen lymph node in the neck area caused by medication you are taking?
    (Asked by a 63 year old man who has Swollen Lymph Nodes, and takes Simvastatin, Lisinopril, Coreg, Amlodipine, Pantoprazole, Fish Oil, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin E, Ergocalciferol)
    I have a swollen lymph node which appeared in the neck area under my left ear about three weeks ago...it grew quickly (overnight) and then it came down significantly after I took antibiotics. It is almost gone, but I can still feel a very, very small lump (it still keeps going down every day). Went to see the ENT two days ago and all turned out good (no cancer anywhere...tonsils, vocal cords, throat, tongue, etc.). But they want to do an excision biopsy to remove the lymph node and check it for cancer, etc? Does this make sense?
  • I have nightmares almost every night with thrashing and kicking...is this caused by my medications (1 answer)
    (Asked by a 60 year old man who has Thrashing And Kicking Nightmares, and takes Trazodone Hydrochloride, Prozac, Ginkgo Biloba, Hydralazine Hydrochloride, Lisinopril, Amlodipine, Terazosin Hydrochloride, Potassium Chloride, Beta Glucans, Ashwagandha, Garlic Oil, Magnesium Sulfate, Vitamin C, Coenzyme Q10, Ginseng, Melatonin, Salmon Oil, Slo-Niacin, Zinc Sulfate, Probiotic, Glycine, Grape Seed, Chromium Picolinate, SEANOL, Iron EDTA, Vitamin D, B Complex Vitamin, Multivitamin)
    Diagnosed with sleep apnea 2 years ago and uses a C-pap machine every night.
  • Drug interactions of metformin, imidapril and simvastatin in old woman? (3 answers)
    (Asked by a 63 year old woman who has Hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Hyperlipidemia, and takes Simvastatin, Metformin, Lisinopril, Fish Oil)
    what are the possible interactions of my medications? how can i manage it?

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    (Posted by a 68 year old man who has Pulmonary Embolisms, and takes Cymbalta, Celebrex, Lisinopril And Hydrochlorothiazide, Fish Oil, Crestor, Glimepiride, Metformin)
    I started taking Cymbalta in August for pain. By September I was suffering from shortness of breath. Visited Doctors asking if Cymbalta could be the cause. Answer was no. By the end of September I was no longer taking Cymbalta but still suffering from shortness of breath. It was getting severe although only when I was up and moving. On Oct 10th I was admitted to the hospital. I had a myriad of tests on my heart such as stress test, echocardiogram,sonograms on my neck and legs. All were clear. Blood test indicated clots(I guess) and a cat scan was done. Both of my lungs were covered in clots. Cat scan done of my stomach,intestines etc. Doctors could find no where of origin for the clots. I am convinced it was the Cymbalta. I was taken off Celebrex when I left the hospital. I have since been taken off glimepiride,fish oil. I currently only take Lisinopril and Hydrocholorthiazide, metformin,crestor AND COUMADIN. I am providing this information as I feel it is important to others like me.

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