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Bono, AR
A 54-year-old female asked:

Used ground flax seed daily until broke out with itchy red bumps on hand, leg and arm..i did scratch and caused terrible sores.. swell now on my face?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Stop flaxseed: This may be coincidental although it is possible that you may be allergic to flaxseed. If the problem continues after 10 days off of flaxseed, it is unlikely to be related to it. The sores may be from an infection or something more serious. See your doctor soon.

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Last updated Jan 5, 2019

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