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Causes Of Nickel Poisoning
High levels of nickel in the body
i had a melisa panel 5605 done and came back with a 15.0 for nickel
what are the causes for high levels?
Dubious: Forgive my frankness. There are a host of unproven "alternative" labs that specialize in unscientific reporting like this. I would draw no conclusion from this, and be suspicious of the practitioner that suggested this study in the first place. The prices are outrageous, the techniques of organized health frauds easy to spot, and the pseudoscience obvious. ...Read more
Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more
Does metal ceramic crowns cause allergy? because I have allergy to all metal and nickel bracelets and earrings
Yes, some do.: Yes, if a base metal is used under the crown, there may be nickel in the metal. There are others types of crown options that do not contain nickel however, such as all porcelain and Porcelain fused to gold. Make sure you inform your Dentist of the allergy, and they should make sure to recommend the correct type of crown for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could cause a painless lump the size of a nickel in a woman's inner forearm just below the elbow?
Numerous : There are many types of skin tumors this could be. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with significant reaction to nickel from a patch test. Could chemicals in the propellant of q nasal cause allergic inflammation sinuse?
Unlikely: The contents of the canister have no chemicals that are related to any metal. Therefore, a reaction to the medication is unlikely. ...Read more
Have a nickel-sized swelling inside my left cheek, down near my teeth. What could it be and what caused it? Noticed it just as I was sitting dn to eat
I was recently told that my surgeon put in a stainless steel plate in my arm & not titanium. I have an allergy to Nickel. Will this cause me problems?
Ni Allergy: Unless the allergy is severe, the Ni leaching out of a plate should be insignificant. Since there is rarely enough friction to aggravate any elution when placed on a long bone or a flat one your are probably safe. Swelling and redness around the area would prove me wrong. ...Read more
Can having a miscarrige cause scar tissue to form on the cervix? When i felt my cervix, there was a nickel sized rough spot on the side. Normal?
Probably not: Miscarriages or birth can cause scar tissue on the cervix but don't go trying to diagnose yourself. There are other things it could be. You should go see your gynecologist. You wouldn't call your plumber and say, "there's some new thingy hanging off the kitchen faucet that wasn't there last month- isn't it just mineral build-up?" no! so why do it with your body? ...Read more
Could my allergy to nickel that is in the stainless steel plate in my forearm cause my constant pain & swelling 2.5 years post surgery?
Needs re-evaluation: Suggest re-evaluation of your forearm for your constant pain and swelling. Surgical stainless steel is usually hypoallergenic, but may contain some nickel. ...Read more
My two month old son had a runny bowel movement and there was about a nickel size of bloody mucus in it. What can cause this?
Does mirena (levonorgestrel) contain any qty of nickel? I'm allergic to nickel & have unexplained arm/scalp itching. Can my IUD be cause?
Can my nickel/silver allergy be the cause of my gums swelling around my braces, despite how often I brush my teeth/floss?
SS Band allergy?: It's more likely physical irritation and plaque accumulation although some individual may have a soft tissue reaction to foreign materials such as stainless steel bands. This should be discussed with your Orthodontist who can determine what's going on in your particular case and make suggestions and\or modifications if necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gp found active acne, eczema, inflamed throat, and skin irritation from nickel to be cause for swelling nodes on front and back of neck. Possible?
Pure gold: Nickel is in most jewelry that has white gold and other metals. Wear high karat gold jewelry and avoid direct contact with the skin. The necklace should be above your shirt and avoid earrings. Also your wrist watch can cause a similar reaction and the snap on the jeans and zippers. A cotton undershirt and underwear should prevent direct contact with the skin. ...Read more
No nickel amalgam!: The exact metal composition in a amalgam filling varies, but it is approximately 50% mercury, 30% silver, and the remaining amount is a mixture of other metals like copper, tin, and zinc. Note that some of these dental amalgams can also have a much higher proportion of copper, so that the amount of silver for these types could be even less than 30%. I am not aware of any nickel content. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Patch testing. : A dermatologist or allergist can help you to identify what material is causing the reactions if in fact it is actually due to a contact allergy. Once identified you will be able to learn what products may contain the causative material and therefore be avoided. ...Read more
Iron absorption: Nickel is a mineral. It is found in several foods including nuts, dried beans and peas, soybeans, grains, and chocolate. The body needs nickel, but in very small amounts. Nickel is a common trace element in multiple vitamins. Nickel is used for increasing iron absorption, preventing iron-poor blood (anemia), and treating weak bones (osteoporosis). ...Read more
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