Nickel allergy, an eventuality insidious, less frequent than other allergies, but no less annoying. Nickel is hidden in many objects or substances with which it comes in contact daily. Some examples? The coins, watches, bracelets and necklaces, button or rivet jeans, belt buckle, piercing and a lot of frames for eyeglasses, cosmetics and certain foods are just some of the potential vehicles of allergy, the triggers of allergic reactions, often characterized by symptoms evident and difficult to bear on the skin. Here is some useful information about the symptoms, treatments and more pointed on what to eat if you are allergic to nickel.


The most common symptom is definitely the itch chronic, constant, very similar to what you hear in the case of urticaria. It is often combined with a rash: mild redness to the skin raised and that tends to lead to wounds and bruises easily injections. There are rare cases in which we witness the emergence of real scabs. Very often, the symptoms worsen and become more frequent, visible and annoying, next summer, because the sweating affects negatively. In this case, better not wait any longer and contact your dermatologist and / or allergist to have the diagnosis certain. It ‘important to understand if you are allergic to nickel (and other metals).


The best care

The best treatment is based on prevention. Better stay away from all the possible elements and objects that trigger the reaction. To do this, they are banned from cosmetics and jewelry containing nickel, as well as tattoos colored (colored ink may also contain nickel) and it is preferable to follow a diet specific, with some foods to avoid and others preferred. In the category of the ones to avoid are: rusks, asparagus, ice cream and snacks industrial, kiwi, lentils, corn, oats, whole wheat bread, cocoa, canned foods, crackers, croutons, nuts, cake, fried and dried fruit.

Until a few years ago it was thought that the only way to avoid allergic reactions were staying away for life by the objects or food containing nickel, according to the most recent scientific evidence it appears that there may be some sort of deadline. If it is true that nickel accumulates and that the allergy occurs only when the body is saturated with metal, then they could do only a few years of “abstinence.” In these years of no contact, in fact, the organism could be purified, and, later, would again be ready to come into contact with nickel, no problems.