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What is Nickel contact allergy?

What is Nickel contact allergy?

  • Nickel contact allergy: Nickel contact allergy usually refers to an allergic response to nickel which is found in most jewellery. Even high carat gold has some nickel content which may pose problems for some people. Symptoms usually only involve the skin that is in contact with the jewellery. Nickel may also be found in watch straps, belt buckles and jeans studs.

Nickel contact allergy: Introduction

Types of Nickel contact allergy:

Broader types of Nickel contact allergy:

How serious is Nickel contact allergy?

Complications of Nickel contact allergy: see complications of Nickel contact allergy

What causes Nickel contact allergy?

Causes of Nickel contact allergy: see causes of Nickel contact allergy
Cause of Nickel contact allergy: Nickel containing items include: jewellery, watches, belt buckles, jeans studs, metal zips, bra hooks, metal buttons, mobile phones, lipstick holders, cigarette lighter, razor, keys, pens and glasses frame. Various household items such as toasters and cutlery and even money may also pose problems for some people.

What are the symptoms of Nickel contact allergy?

Symptoms of Nickel contact allergy: see symptoms of Nickel contact allergy

Complications of Nickel contact allergy: see complications of Nickel contact allergy

Onset of Nickel contact allergy: symptoms may occur immediately on contact with the allergen or after hours or even longer

Nickel contact allergy: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Nickel contact allergy.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Nickel contact allergy.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Nickel contact allergy: Allergist/Immunologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Nickel contact allergy.
Treatments for Nickel contact allergy: see treatments for Nickel contact allergy

Name and Aliases of Nickel contact allergy

Main name of condition: Nickel contact allergy

Other names or spellings for Nickel contact allergy:

Nickel allergy

 

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