To avoid nickel allergy breakouts, Dr. Myers advises patients to be conscious of the jewelry they purchase and wear (pure metals such as platinum, gold, sterling silver, and aluminum are safe.) Scissors, combs, cooking utensils, zippers, and fasteners are all common sources of nickel that should be avoided by individuals with the allergy. While jean buttons and studs typically carry nickel, they don’t have to be avoided completely. Simply sewing patches on the inside of your jeans over the metal pieces will protect your skin from coming into contact with with the metal.
If you have questions concerning Nickel Allergy, call our office and schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. Myers. At your visit, Dr. Myers will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan for your condition.