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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?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
What to do if I'm allergic to nickel in metals. would I be able to still wear my necklace without breaking out?
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
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
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
No: Surgical stainless steel.Get a more detailed answer ›
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.?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: It would not be a good idea ...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
2 nickel sized painless bumps near my elbow on my outer foreman that have been there for about 2 years?
Painless bumps : Need more information and pictures to help but examination would be more helpful for you ...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
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