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Nickel Random Urine
A non-itchy, very light colored rash randomly appeared on the palm of left hand. About the size of a nickel any suggestions or help? Vapor rub seems to help but it hasn't gone away, what could it be?
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
Had patch test showed allergy to nickel. My back, arms and legs always itch & random intermittent mild rashes. Never had severe contact rash. Why?
Keratosis Pilaris: Most people with keratosis pilaris don't know they have it. While kp resembles goosebumps, it is characterized by the appearance of small, rough bumps on the skin. Primarily, it appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms, but can also occur on thighs and buttocks or any body part except palms or soles. (often confused with acne.). ...Read more
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
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
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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