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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
Nickel is a mineral. It is found in several foods including nuts, dried beans and peas, soybeans, grains, and chocolate. The body needs nickel, but in very small amounts. Nickel is a common trace element in multiple vitamins.
Nickel is used for increasing iron absorption, preventing iron-poor blood (anemia), and treating weak bones (osteoporosis). ...Read more
High levels of nickel in the body I had a melisa panel 5605 done and came back with a 15.0 for nickel what are the causes for high levels?
Dubious: Forgive my frankness. There are a host of unproven "alternative" labs that specialize in unscientific reporting like this. I would draw no conclusion from this, and be suspicious of the practitioner that suggested this study in the first place. The prices are outrageous, the techniques of organized health frauds easy to spot, and the pseudoscience obvious. ...Read more
Pure gold: Nickel is in most jewelry that has white gold and other metals. Wear high karat gold jewelry and avoid direct contact with the skin. The necklace should be above your shirt and avoid earrings. Also your wrist watch can cause a similar reaction and the snap on the jeans and zippers. A cotton undershirt and underwear should prevent direct contact with the skin. ...Read more
No nickel amalgam!: The exact metal composition in a amalgam filling varies, but it is approximately 50% mercury, 30% silver, and the remaining amount is a mixture of other metals like copper, tin, and zinc. Note that some of these dental amalgams can also have a much higher proportion of copper, so that the amount of silver for these types could be even less than 30%. I am not aware of any nickel content. ...Read more
Usually only in very: Trace amounts. Remember that grains "pick up" many different metals but in trace (exceptionally small) amounts. The overall trace amount varies depending on the content found in the soil, provided water, and/or fertilizer. ...Read more
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
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
NIH website: The NIH website has a list on metal content in foods and there are many sites available in checking for nickel content. Just google them. ...Read more
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Nickel: Unless you find a buckle made of high carat gold, you should always tuck a shirt under your pants to avoid direct skin contact with the buckle ...Read more
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
I am allergic to nickel in metals: will I be able to still wear my necklace without breaking out?
On if it has nickel in it. If it doesn't have nickel, you should be able to wear it. In any case, if you break out in the next few days after wearing it, you'll know for sure that nickel is probably present.
Get your topical cortisone ready. ...Read more
What to do if I'm allergic to nickel in metals. Would I be able to still wear my necklace without breaking out?
You can, if careful:
Most necklaces are fine. The alloy in gold is nickel. Above 14 karat has less nickel and is probably ok. There should be little problem with pure silver or stainless steel
Jeff Lehr MD ...Read more
My ring is 10k white gold and I think that I'm having allergic reactions to the nickel. Is there anything I can do to prevent that?
Nickel allergies: If you cannot replace the ring with one with more gold content, you can try using a clear lacquer nail polish to coat the inside of the ring. Otherwise, avoid nickel-based jewelry. ...Read more
I have a lump about the size of a nickel on my butt check it's firm to the touch and seems like it would pop but doesn't. Is this an emergency?
Boil: It sounds like you may have a boil, or furuncle. You can try to manage it yourself at home with warm compresses, which may facilitate drainage. You should wash your hands after touching the boil. If the boil is very painful or gets worse, you should probably see a doctor, who can incise and drain it for you. Do not try to squeeze or pop the boil, as this can spread the infection. ...Read more
I just want to ne able to wear a bra. It is painful and inflamed the size of a nickel red around rim with. 4 bumps in rhe center. I just want it removed?
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
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Silver, gold: Avoid costume jewelry. Wear only jewelry that is 100% gold or silver. ...Read more
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
Furunculus aka boil: Boils can occur anywhere on your skin. It is a bacterial skin infection. The common symptoms are: painful, red bump that increases in the size over a few days. Boil also can cause a fever. You can actually treat a single boil at home by applying warm compresses to relieve pain and promote natural drainage. Take some nsaids otc. If concerned or high fever see your pcp. ...Read more
No: No it is a genetic condition without any nickel allergy association. ...Read more
I'm allergic to nickel on my skin, want to know what symptoms occur when I eat food with nickel in it.?
Rashes could occur: Skin rashes may occur if you have nickel contact allergy and you ingest nickel containing foods. ...Read more
I found a hard knot nickel size no pain on the right side of my neck on the back right beside my spinal cord?
Harmless sebaceus: Cyst. If it does not bother you, do not bother it. ...Read more
What can I do about the flakey, red, dry, itchy, patches on my 7mo. Old babys cheeks, its about the size of a nickel.?
Moisturizer: Avoid harsh, perfumed soaps. Stop using dryer sheets if you do. The moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Protect her face outdoors with a hat/keep in shade, or if can't, use sunscreen. Use a facial cleanser with a built in moisturizer as well. Ask your doctor for specific recommendations of products, as many "baby" soaps are actually quite drying and irritating. ...Read more
I have had a rough dry scaley patch on my arm it's about the size of a nickel for two years I only have the one spot what can it be?
I have a pale white mark about the size of a nickel, round and has a small dark center like a freckle, itches, had 2 years what can it be? Thankyou
Could be serious: Have a physician examine the lesion. It may be prudent to biopsy or remove it. ...Read more