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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Nickel Poisoning

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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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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


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I have a nickel size mass in right lung. The only symptom I have had is I have lost 25 lbs in last 3 months without trying.No ins to see doctor yet. ?

I have a nickel size mass in right lung. The only symptom I have had is I have lost 25 lbs in last 3 months without trying.No ins to see doctor yet. ?

Do not wait: This can mean your life. Find a city or county hospital, or indigent care facility. Try to call a doctor and explain your circumstances, they might be willing to see you for free. You need to know if this is cancer or an infection. Infection is curable, cancer can be curable now, but will not be later. ...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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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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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