Top
10
Doctor insights on: Is It Possible To Be Allergic To Stainless Steel Earrings

Share
1

1
Is it possible to be allergic to stainless steel earrings?

Is it possible to be allergic to stainless steel earrings?

Yes: Nickel or chromium are metals that are often "mixed" with stainless steel to give it more durability, or shine, or strength. Thus, if one is allergic to nickel or chromium, they can have a reaction to stainless steel earrings. ...Read more

2

2
What is stainless steel jewelry? Are people allergic to it?

It depends: "stainless steel" is a carbon based metal. However, most "stainless steel" - even so called "surgical stainless" will contain other metals in trace amounts. If people are allergic to nickel or chromium, if their stainless steel has enough of those metals in it, they might have a reaction. ...Read more

3

3
Should a person allergic to metal (or the nickel in it) have a reaction to stainless steel ?

Metal allergy: Ideally you should be fine, unless there is nickel in it, there are kits you can buy to test jewelry for nickel content. ...Read more

4

4
Why do I need to take off my stainless steel earrings when i get foot surgery?

Why do I need to take off my stainless steel earrings when i get foot surgery?

Electrocautery: Is often used in surgery and any metallic object in or on the skin could potentially cause skin burns if these are left in. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
5

5
How do I get rid of black dermographism on my ear caused by cheap stainless steel earrings? Hydrogen peroxide didn't work

How do I get rid of black dermographism on my ear caused by cheap stainless steel earrings? Hydrogen peroxide didn't work

Tempus fugit: If it is a discoloration from superficial metal staining then the discoloration will fade as the skin sloughs and regenerates. If the staining is deeper and the metal got deposited in the sweat glands the discoloration may take a lot longer to resolve. ...Read more

7

7
Why can't a stainless steel crown be removed?

Why can't a stainless steel crown be removed?

It can: A stainless steel crown can usually be removed. See your dentist. ...Read more

8

8
Is it safer to have titanium or stainless steel plate if 16?

Is it safer to have titanium or stainless steel plate if 16?

Age is not an issue: Stainless steel is used commonly and safely for surgical implants. Titanium is relatively newer on the market in the manufacture of surgical implants and has properties that are more like bone than stainless. It is important for any surgery to notify your surgeon of any and all allergies to medications food and in particular when the case may involve an implant, metal allergies. ...Read more

9

9
Is a child's crown usually made of stainless steel or porcelain?

Is a child's crown usually made of stainless steel or porcelain?

Depends: Baby teeth are generally covered with simple steel crowns unless the parents are ready to spring for the higher cost cosmetic crowns.Preserving the baby teeth saves spacing & room in the gum line for the permanent teeth.After the permanent teeth erupt, the choice of any crown will depend or your wishes(& finances). ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Are stainless steel crowns safe for a 5 year old?

Are stainless steel crowns safe for a 5 year old?

Yes: A stainless steel crown is a way to protect a tooth and preserve a space. Baby teeth don't hold large fillings well, so think of a stainless steel crown as a large filling. When baby teeth are lost too early, then the permenant teeth dont have a natural guide into their proper position. The stainless steel crown can save thousands of dollars on orthodontics later. ...Read more