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A 19-year-old female asked:

I have dry, red, itchy skin & am concerned about lupus, thanks to an unfortunate google search. can iron deficiency/anemia cause skin problems & itch?

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Dr. Jan Lei Iwataanswered
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
You may be onto: something as the most common cause of itching can be iron deficiency anemia. However, without more info, this is only speculative. We need your medical, family, social, sexual, surgical, meds/supplement histories to put all the pieces together. Do see your doctor and discuss this. A simple lab test can help!
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