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Nickel Random Urine
I have 3 nickel sized welts on the inside of my right leg. They are white outside red on top amd itched alot for 5 min. They just showed up randomly?
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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