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Is fake silver jewelry likely to make me itch if allergic to nickel?

Is fake silver jewelry likely to make me itch if allergic to nickel?

Yes: Nickel and chromium are often mixed with silver to make it more durable and less likely to tarnish. If you are allergic to nickel, than very likely, "fake silver" jewelry will cause a reaction as it is likely to contain nickel. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to nickel as found in jewelry. Can I wear chrome plated jewelry without itching or breaking out?

I'm allergic to nickel as found in jewelry. Can I wear chrome plated jewelry without itching or breaking out?

Chrome over nickel: Purely "chromed" jewelry should be fine, but some are actually chromium-plated over nickel (making it more durable), thus once the chromium is worn-off exposing nickel you can still have trouble. Typically the reaction is slow and so if you start to have any trouble with the chromed/nickeled product, stop using asap and you should be fine. Topical steroid helps the rash. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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If I am allergic to nickel and palladium, what kind of jewelry can I wear?

If I am allergic to nickel and palladium, what kind of jewelry can I wear?

18k or Platinum: My wife is a jeweler and she says platinum always works. 18k as long as no nickel is used in the mixture. ...Read more

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Does mirena (levonorgestrel) contain any qty of nickel? I'm allergic to nickel & have unexplained arm/scalp itching. Can my IUD be cause?

Does mirena (levonorgestrel) contain any qty of nickel? I'm allergic to nickel & have unexplained arm/scalp itching. Can my IUD be cause?

No nickel, may itch: Mirena (levonorgestrel) does not contain nickel, it does contain silicone. Less than 5% of patients implanted with Mirena (levonorgestrel) complained about skin issues, your symptoms may e related to your mirena, (levonorgestrel) but it seems unlikely. ...Read more

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I have a small dry spot the size of a nickel on my lower right butt cheek. I just noticed it today. There is no itching only if I scratch it. Pls help?

I have a small dry spot the size of a nickel on my lower right butt cheek. I just noticed it today. There is no itching only if I scratch it. Pls help?

Hard to tell: Without a picture, but small dry spots on the skin may indicate eczema or ringworm (tinea). Regardless, using a mild/gentle cleanser with tepid water and a good emoillent lotion should be beneficial. OTC hydrocortisone cream can be used for itch but if the area worsens or spreads, evaluation by a doctor is recommended as you may need a prescription cream (especially if it is ringworm). ...Read more

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I am suffering from unbearable itching. Also skin started to bleeding. I consult a doctor he told me that you are having nickel dermatitis. I am female?

I am suffering from unbearable itching. Also skin started to bleeding. I consult a doctor he told me that you are having nickel dermatitis. I am female?

Dermatologist: I assume you were treated by your dermatologist. If not call for Rx.; otherwise follow instructions. Nickel dermatitis can be caused by costume jewelry and is usually quite easily treated. That fact that you are female has nothing to do with it. ...Read more

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I get a mild contact dermatitis from nickel jewelry in my ears. Will I have issue with the paragard IUD? I've heard it contains small amounts of nickel

I get a mild contact dermatitis from nickel jewelry in my ears. Will I have issue with the paragard IUD? I've heard it contains small amounts of nickel

Paraguard: ParaGard is a T-shaped intrauterine device with a mono filament thread to aid in detection and removal of the device. The T-frame is made of polyeth- ylene with barium sulfate to aid in detecting the device under x-ray. ParaGard also contains copper: approximately 176 mg of wire coiled along the vertical stem and a 68.7 mg collar on each side arm. There is no nickel in the Paraguard. DrG ...Read more

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I have constant vaginal discharge that smells & sometimes have dime or nickel size white chunks. Some abdominal pain but no itching. Is it infection?

I have constant vaginal discharge that smells & sometimes have dime or nickel size white chunks. Some abdominal pain but no itching. Is it infection?

Yes: This sounds like an infection. Just a white, chunky discharge alone sounds like a yeast infection. The presence of an odor and abdominal pain is more concerning for some other type of infection that should be evaluated and treated in person. ...Read more

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For the past few days my left wrist has been very itchy. I have a bad nickel allergy so no jewelry. I tried lotion, Olux, and Cortizone (hydrocortisone) and no relief.

For the past few days my left wrist has been very itchy. I have a bad nickel allergy so no jewelry. I tried lotion, Olux, and Cortizone (hydrocortisone) and no relief.

What is your exposur: This brings up the question of what you may be exposed to now that you are not aware of. The nickel allergy reaction is contact dermatitis and this suggests you may have another sensitizer. You might do an inventory - watch, new detergent, etc. This is not generalized but localized to something near the left wrist. Is the wrist itchy on the top or bottom? Maybe your dog has somet ...Read more

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How rare is it to be allergic to nickel?

Nickel allergy: It is very common, and you can react to jewelry, snap buttons on clothes, zippers, watch bracelets. Etc. ...Read more

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I am allergic to nickel. How do I know what is nickle?

I am allergic to nickel. How do I know what is nickle?

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

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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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I'm allergic to nickel and get bad rashes how can I treat them?

I'm allergic to nickel and get bad rashes how can I treat them?

Avoid Ni.: Avoid nickel and unknown metals - many of them will contain nickel... You may use topiucal mid potency steroids such as kenalog (triamcinolone) or Lidex (fluocinonide) to relieve temporary suffering. ...Read more

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My arm itches for hours at a time. Is this an allergic reaction?

My arm itches for hours at a time. Is this an allergic reaction?

Possibly: Discuss this with your pcp and they might send you to an allergist for a more detailed evaluation. Questions that will be important relate to whether the reaction is localized to one arm and possible contacts to that area that are unique to it. You might also have eczema and a history and physical will help determine whether you need any testing or not. ...Read more

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Will I be able to get my ears pierced if I'm allergic to nickel?

Will I be able to get my ears pierced if I'm allergic to nickel?

Yes: Using 24 karat gold plated, 18 karat gold ear rings, surgical steel or sterling silver will prevent the nickel reaction. ...Read more