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Could I have developed an allergy to the nickel fastening on my jeans?

Could I have developed an allergy to the nickel fastening on my jeans?

Yes: An allergy to the nickel in the fastener is common, and there's no way to make this sensitivity go away; all you can do is eliminate contact with any nickel-containing metals. Choosing clothing and jewelry that have no nickel works best, but you can also paint the inside of the fastener with clear nail polish so the metal doesn't actually come in contact with your skin. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Could a nickel sulfate hexahydrate allergy identified through a patch test trigger a mast cell response? Could a low nickel diet be helpful?

Clarification: Nickel allergy is identified by a patch test. This test looks for a delayed type hypersensitivity reaction, which can be mediated by serval cells (mast cells being one of them). This type of contact allergy is effected by topical (skin) contact, not ingestion of a food or a specific diet. ...Read more

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Could there be a good diet for pregnant women with nickel allergy?

Could there be a good diet for pregnant women with nickel allergy?

Oral and contact: Nickel causes contact dermatitis, during prennancy eat for one healthy balanced diet lot of fruits, veges and barriers. ...Read more

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What are the options for a nickel allergy other than palladium?

What are the options for a nickel allergy other than palladium?

Nickel Alternatives: It is not clear to me if you are speaking of medical applications or jewelry or other nickel exposures. The diagnosis of nickel allergy is best made by patch testing on the skin. Chromium frequently causes contact allergy and can be contaminated with nickel. Steel also contains nickel. Titanium allergy is virtually non-existent and it can be a good substitute for stainless steel at times. ...Read more

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Does metal ceramic crowns cause allergy? because I have allergy to all metal and nickel bracelets and earrings

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 more

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I was diagnose nickel sulfate hexahydrate allergy....What is the cure? I tried different kind of ointment and steroids.What to do?

I was diagnose nickel sulfate hexahydrate allergy....What is the cure? I tried different kind of ointment and steroids.What to do?

NICKLE ALLERGY: Nickel allergy happens if you wear jewelry that are not gold or silver but made of metal.Take it out , apply the steroid and do not wear it again otherwise you will have same problem. ...Read more

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How can one develop an allergy to nickel?

How can one develop an allergy to nickel?

Type 4 immune diseas: We don't know why some people develop this type 4 immune disease. The formal name is delayed hypersensitivity. This is commonly called a rash from poison ivy or nickel. The disease process is the same. Only the cause is different. Certain compounds we are exposed to triggers a reaction by the immune system. ...Read more

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Would it be very likely for a nickel allergy to go away?

Would it be very likely for a nickel allergy to go away?

Possible but not lik: Nickel allergy tens to be chronic but some people will become less sensitive over time especially if they avoid exposure. ...Read more

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What are the best earrings to wear if I have nickel allergy?

What are the best earrings to wear if I have nickel allergy?

Anything else: The vast majority of people allergic to nickel do not react to other metals such as silver or gold. Alternatively, if you have some nickel-based jewelry that you still want to wear, coating the surface with clear nail polish will insulate your skin from the metal, so you can wear it without getting a rash. ...Read more