Dr. Max Gomez: Nickel Allergy
18
October

By Adem Lewis / in , , , /


HEALTH NUTE, IF YOU HAD A RASH FROM EARRINGS — HEALTH NEWS NOW, IF YOU HAD A RASH FROM EARRINGS OR BRACELETS YOU PROBABLY SUFFERED A NICKEL ALLERGY BUT NOT JUST COSTUME JEWELRY HAS NICKEL AM IT. DR. MAX GOMEZ SAYS A LOT OF OTHER ITEMS INCLUDING HIGH-TECH DEVICES. DR. MAX? ONE IN FIVE PEOPLE IN NORTH AMERICA ARE ALLERGIC TO NICKEL INCLUDING 11 MILLION CHILDREN IN THE UNITED STATES. SO IT IS NOT A SMALL PROBLEM. AND THESE DAYS, NICKEL IS FOUND IN EVERYTHING FROM HIP AND KNEE REPLACEMENTS TO HEALTH FOODS. ITCHY, RED AND IRRITATED. THIS IS WHAT SUMA CAN’S ARM LOOKS LIKE WHEN SHE WEARS HER ELECTRONIC FITNESS TRACKER. I WAS VERY SURPRISED THAT I DEVELOPED A RASH. SURPRISED BECAUSE SHE NEVER SUSPECTED HER TRACKER COULD TRIGGER WHAT APPEARS TO BE A NICKEL ALLERGY. SOMETHING DERMATOLOGISTS ARE SEEING MORE OFTEN. TRADITIONALLY WE HAVE SEEN NICKEL ALLERGIES IN PLACES LIKE EARRINGS OR FROM BELT BUCKLES. BUT NOW, WE ARE TENDING TO SEE IT A LOT ON THE WRIST, FROM ELECTRONIC FITNESS TRACKERS. ONE POPULAR MODEL WAS EVEN RECALLED, AFTER THOUSANDS COMPLAINED OF SKIN IRRITATION. LATER LINKED IN PART TO NICKEL IN THE CASING. NOW, SOME WEARABLE COMPANIES ARE GIVING USERS A HEADS UP THAT SOME CONTAIN TRACES OF NICKEL AND SOME PEOPLE MAY EXPERIENCE ALLERGIES. NICKEL REACTIONS CAN RANGE FROM A LITTLE LOCAL RASH, INFECTIONS OF THE SKIN, IT CAN IMPACT ON SLEEP, AND IT CAN CERTAINLY IMPACT SOMEONE’S OCCUPATION. BUT IT IS NOT JUST THE FITNESS DEVICES, AND A NEW BULLETIN FROM THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY SAYS SOME ELECTRONIC DEVICES LIKE CELL PHONES AND LAPTOPS AND TABLETS COULD CONTAIN NICKEL. THOSE WHO ARE EXPENSIVE COULD BREAK OUT TO STAINLESS STEEL, BECAUSE OF THE AMOUNT OF NICKEL THAT GETS RELEASED IS ENOUGH TO MAKE THEM SENSITIVE. AND WHAT YOU EAT COULD CAUSE A PROBLEM IF YOU’RE EXTREMELY SENSITIVE TO NICKEL, I MIGHT WANT TO AVOID SOY PRODUCTS LIKE SOYBEANS AND SOY SOUS AND TOFU AND LICK ROUSE, AND BUCK WHEAT AND COCOA POWDER AND CLAMS AND CASHEWS AND FIGS AND WEAR THE WATCHES AND FITNESS TRACKERS LOOSELY TO AVOID A REACTION. AND SOME COMPANIES ARE WORKING WITH DERMATOLOGISTS TO MAKE THE PRODUCTS LESS ALTER GENIC. FOR OTHER ELECTRONICS, YOU MIGHT WANT TO PUT A PROTECTIVE COVER ON YOUR DEVICE. BUT AGAIN, IF YOU DON’T DEVELOP A RASH OR DUE SEEM TO BE SENSITIVE, THEN DON’T — YOU ZOO SEEM TO BE SENSITIVE, THEN DON’T RORY ABOUT IT. IT IS ALL OVER THE PLACE. IT IS MEAFERG. AND THE FOLKS WHO HAVE — IT IS AMAZING. AND THE FOLKS WHO HAVE AN


8 thoughts on “Dr. Max Gomez: Nickel Allergy

  1. The big papa in this problem is Stainless steel which is an extremely extremely common alloy found in nearly everything, Stainless steel is made out of Iron, Chromium, and….Nickel. Thats why its a big issue. Nothing is worse than buy a very expensive phone just to find out that it gives you a really bad rash.

  2. I have nickel allergy and I am not super allergic to nickel if it something like stainless steel it justs stings quite a bit. If I ever drink out of a stainless steel water bottle my lips and whole mouth goes numb and stings.

  3. My skin started itching, and flaking after starting to using a stainless steel necklace. It's now all red and looks like a bug bite.

  4. I use transparent good nail polish for my watch on the parts that touches the skin and on my jewelry, when I broke my shin bone I refused the operation and having implants because I know I have metal allergy but gold is fine with me no reaction

  5. I had a finger joint replaced and because they used nickel pins i reacted it took 2yrs to remove the joint it never healed. I then mentioned my nickel allergy and was told that most joint replacements contain nickel so when i had my knee and full left shoulder done i made sure it was nickel free and i had no problems. I told them from the beginning i was allergic to nickel. If you have problems with cheap jewellery don't allow nickel anywhere near you, insist that its nickel free.

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