Causes and Symptoms of Nickel Allergies
If you have an especially ferocious reaction, you may find yourself at the dermatologist: some doctors prescribe cortisone cream to alleviate skin related allergy symptoms. But once you’ve determined that it’s the nickel that’s causing problems, it’s better not to get prescription creams: they have side effects. Just stop wearing the offending jewelry.
Avoid Nickel Allergic Reactions
Your best is to avoid nickel. If you have a recent piercing, making sure to use only stainless steel posts, and once the symptoms are gone, pay strict attention to the kind of jewelry you’re buying.
Replace your jewelry with pieces guaranteed to be nickel free;
You can suffer allergy symptoms from rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, belts or body jewelry.
18 carat gold should be all right;
Platinum is also known as hypoallergenic.
Nickel free or alloy free white gold is made with palladium,(a type of platinum)which costs more that the white gold made with nickel.
Stainless steel earrings and other piercing items are available in a wide range of styles, and they’re inexpensive.
If you have a piece of jewelry that causes you allergy problems but you can’t bear to part with it, you can try coating the whole piece in a couple of coats clear fingernail polish. Some people find that the polish prevents contact to the extent that they don’t suffer the allergy: others have to give up the jewelry or endure swelling, itching and burning—all of which make wearing jewelry somewhat pointless, since your skin will look so awful that people won’t be able to truly admire the sexy new studs in your ears, lips, belly or tongue.
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