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Nickel Sul Medication
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
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 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
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