Our expert says:
If you suffer from microcytic hypochromic anaemia and you have been given an iron supplements such as Chela Fer, then you are at present suffering from an iron deficiency. The latter is due to a lack of easily absorbable iron in the diet. Rich sources of easily absorbable iron are red meat, liver, fish, egg yolk, legumes, iron-fortified wheat flour and bread, and maize meal, and dried fruit such as raisins. You will be allowed to donate blood again when your anaemia had cleared up, but this can take quite a long time - 3 to 6 months. If you have developed a skin rash since starting your iron-supplement, you may need to see your doctor again, who may change the type of iron supplement you use.
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