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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?

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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I am allergic to sulfa drugs, nickel, and rubber products. Does augmentin contain any of these?

I am allergic to sulfa drugs, nickel, and rubber products. Does augmentin contain any of these?

No!: Augmentin contains Penicillin. So it should be safe although some people develop a skin rash after using Augmentin. So be watchful of any skin rash or hives after you take Augmentin. ...Read more

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Does carat contain nickel?

Carrots - nickel: Although the concentration of nickel in carrots is not particularly high - it can still cause problems for people with nickel allergies (especially if eaten raw). ...Read more

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Why is nickel important for your health?

Why is nickel important for your health?

Iron absorption: 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

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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?

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

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How can I prevent a nickel reaction?

How can I prevent a nickel reaction?

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

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Do you know if nickel contains amalgam?

Do you know if nickel contains amalgam?

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

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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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Can you tell me if wild rice contains nickel?

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

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What could a nickel size bump on your butt be?

What could a nickel size bump on your butt be?

Is it in the cleft: Between the butt cheeks? If yes, it might be a pilonidal cyst. Your physician should be able to tell you upon physical examination. ...Read more

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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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How can one develop an allergy to nickel?

How can one develop an allergy to nickel?

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

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Can you give me a list of nickel free foods and makeup?

Can you give me a list of nickel free foods and makeup?

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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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 am now allergic to nickel and I wanted to get a belt buckle, how to deal?

I am now allergic to nickel and I wanted to get a belt buckle, how to deal?

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

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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

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I am allergic to nickel in metals: will I be able to still wear my necklace without breaking out?

It depends: 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

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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

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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 see dermatologis: If persists, try scrubbing off with washcloth/soap/water, use hydrocortisone cream 3x/day for a week if needed, if persist could be fungus try lamisil cream or similar for a month 2x/day then if fails see dermatologist, they can remove it ...Read more

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Could I have developed an allergy to the nickel fastening on my jeans?

Could I have developed an allergy to the nickel fastening on my jeans?

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

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I have red nickel sized circles on feet and feet are swollen?

I have red nickel sized circles on feet and feet are swollen?

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

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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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What are the best earrings to wear if I have nickel allergy?

What are the best earrings to wear if I have nickel allergy?

Silver, gold: Avoid costume jewelry. Wear only jewelry that is 100% gold or silver. ...Read more

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White clumps like wet toilet paper size of a nickel discharge?

White clumps like wet toilet paper size of a nickel discharge?

Vaginitis: The discharge you describes sounds like it could be a yeast infection. Usually thick white clumpy discharge. No odor, sometimes itch and irritation accompany it. See your doctor for confirmation and treatment. Take care! ...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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What's wrong when tic bite dark red n knotted and size of a nickel?

? deer tic: See a physician. This may be the so called "target rash" that heralds lyme disease. ...Read more

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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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Woke up chest soar... Hours later pain increased and a lump the size of a nickel is there.

Woke up chest soar... Hours later pain increased and a lump the size of a nickel is there.

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

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I'm allergic to nickel on my skin, want to know what symptoms occur when I eat food with nickel in it.?

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

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What can I do about the flakey, red, dry, itchy, patches on my 7mo. Old babys cheeks, its about the size of a nickel.?

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

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Found a lump the size of a marble and it's causing pain when touched although you can't see it, it's on the nickel nicker line region. Any ideas?

Painful breast lumps: I would strongly suggest that you seek your GYN specialist for a breast exam soon as possible. In general, breast lumps are nothing to ignore. Sometimes when breast lumps are painful it could be sign of an infection, something much more ominous. ...Read more