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Complementary Medicine

Side Effects of B12 Injections

12/17/2007

Question:

Is dry flaking skin a side effect of B12 injections?

Answer:

Not usually. Flaking skin comes from gluten in the diet and too much omega-6 plant oil.

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Essential Fatty Acids Education - NIH

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Response by:

Glen F Aukerman, MD, DABFP Glen F Aukerman, MD, DABFP
Formerly:
Professor of Family Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University