Nickel Allergy

What is nickel allergy?


A common skin allergy that appears as a rash after exposure to anything containing nickel such as jewelry, cell phones, eyeglasses, etc.

 

Symptoms

Treatment

If skin is left untreated, skin may become dark, leathery, and cracked. Skin may also become infected and appear red with a yellow crust.

Prevention

Learn more at the WebMD: WebMD Nickel (Jewelry) Allergies: Symptoms, Treatments, and Avoiding Triggers.

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