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Doctor insights on: Nickel Allergy Symptoms

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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

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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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

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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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Tattoos ok if eczema and a nickel allergy?

Tattoos ok if eczema and a nickel allergy?

Depends: Many people have tattoos using different types of ink and different types of metal needles. Your history of eczema should not make you want to draw attention to your skin or rashes and a tattoo would certainly do that. I would avoid causing more stress to your skin and getting more rashes. ...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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Is there a daily medication i can take to help calm down my nickel allergy? I'm in the hospital (lately) every couple of weeks?

Avoid exposure: I agree that has to be very clear that the allergen (the cause) is nickel. Also make sure three is nothing else that you react to including food. Having other allergen will make the picture more severee. ...Read more

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Is it safe for someone with a nickel allergy to get their tongue pierced?

Is it safe for someone with a nickel allergy to get their tongue pierced?

Not if nickel: If one has nickel allergy then all products that contain nickel should be avoided. ...Read more

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Having spermatic vein embolization coils removed due to nickel allergy. What are the risks?

Having spermatic vein embolization coils removed due to nickel allergy. What are the risks?

What exactly: do you mean ..the risks of removal are obviously re-currence of the varicocoele plus the risk of anesthesia. I know of no other "risks" Perhaps you should discuss this with the UROLGIST who placed the coils in the firstplace? ...Read more

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I recently got the Paragaurd IUD. It's been about 2weeks&I am still getting cramps.. Would copper interfere with my nickel allergy?

I recently got the Paragaurd IUD. It's been about 2weeks&I am still getting cramps.. Would copper interfere with my nickel allergy?

No, it shouldn't : If you remember the periodic table from your HS chemistry class they are different chemical elements and your having a problem with nickel does not portend a problem with copper. ...Read more