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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