She was experiencing some allergic reaction. When she found the reason, she was shocked!

Being allergic to any kind of product, natural things and metals can bring the life to a standstill. You might find yourself allergic to things that are commonly thought as safe and even to things that you love and like, for example certain animals, or cloth fabrics. But one thing that we may be commonly allergic to can be something that we use in daily life and is constantly on our body like materials in jewelry, cell phones and watches. Here is one very common allergic substance found in everyday use things.


1 What did the doctor do and the result?

Susan McCann once noticed that her wrist was turning red and itching a lot. All she used to do was, wear her electronic fitness tracker on that wrist and nothing else. She decided to get the thing checked out and doctor immediately diagnosed that McCann suffered from an allergy to nickel. In order to show what happens, the doctor took out the battery from the McCann’s fitness tracker and stuck it on her back. Her back turned red and itchy in no time. Nickel is a common element found in most of the batteries in the watches and almost in every cell phone you use and it is a pretty common allergy. Every five Americans suffer from nickel allergy and it is usually unavoidable, thanks to the presence of nickel in most of the things that we use daily, especially the electronic gadgets.

Susan McCann

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2 What is nickel allergy?

Nickel allergy is one of the most common types of allergy that happens when nickel remains in constant contact with the skin. The skin then turns red and an itchy rash appears. Nickel is commonly found in jewelry, like earrings and chains and even in body piercings. It is such a common element that it is used in making coins, zippers, cell phones and even eyeglass frames. Nickel allergy can happen to anyone, regardless of age and gender.

What is nickel allergy?

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If you happen to have nickel allergy, the following symptoms will occur:

  • Rashes or red bumps on the skin.
  • Mild to severe itching.
  • Changes in the color of skin.
  • Dry patch on skin that might look like a burn
  • Blisters and fluid in most extreme cases.

3 Treatment and Prevention of nickel allergy

Once you have been diagnosed with nickel allergy, you can try out a few homemade remedies in order to treat the allergy. First of all, use lotions to soothe the itchy part of the skin. Keep the skin moisturized, regularly. You can also try to apply some commonly found over the counter topical corticosteroids. The best way to be safe from nickel and any type of allergy is to avoid coming in contact with the things that you are allergic to. Try wearing hypoallergenic jewelry which is made of materials that do not cause allergies. You can afford to lose some swag and style to stay safe from allergies. Try buying jewelry made from nickel less stainless steel, titanium, 18-karat yellow gold, copper, sterling silver and platinum. Try wearing wrist watches with leather bands, zippers made from plastic or coated with plastic, etc.


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