A 55-year-old female asked:
i had a strong reaction to nickel for a patch test. i get rashes and itch all over my legs, arms, back and not where watches etc touch my skin. why?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Brock Andersen answered
17 years experience Dermatology
Nickel Allergy: Are you sure there is nickel in your watch/jewelry? Stainless steel (back of many watches) contains no nickel, and should not cause you a problem. Some jewelry is purposely made without nickel these days also.
Answered on May 6, 2015
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