If you have problems with a skin rash, redness, swelling, itching or burning in areas where you are wearing jewellery, you may have a nickel allergy. Many manufacturers of jewellery – costume, plated, gold & silver – include nickel in their products because it’s cheap and serves as a hardening agent.
Nickel allergy develops when your immune system views nickel as a harmful, rather than a harmless substance. Normally, your immune system only reacts to protect your body against bacteria, viruses or toxic substances. Once your body has developed a reaction to a particular agent (allergen) — in this case, nickel — your immune system will always be sensitive to it. That means anytime you come into contact with nickel, your immune system will respond and produce an allergic response.
Call your doctor if you think you’re experiencing the following signs and symptoms, which might indicate an infection:-
Pus in the affected area
If you’ve experienced nickel allergies, then costume jewellery should be avoided or first you should find out if the piece you love so much is hypoallergenic meaning that it is nickel free. Common items that may expose you to nickel include:
Jewelry for body piercings
Other jewelry, including rings, bracelets, necklaces and jewelry clasps
Clothing fasteners, such as zippers, snaps and bra hooks
Military "dog-tag" ID
Laptops or computer tablets
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