Nickel Allergy Treatment
The best treatment if you have nickel allergy is to AVOID nickel.
For immediate relief, your doctor may recommend a steroid cream to help reduce inflammation and redness. Nickel allergy rashes usually clear once contact with nickel is stopped. It is important to identify the source of nickel and avoid it.
How to avoid nickel.
- The key to avoiding nickel is to identify it BEFORE your skin does.
- All metal items suspected of containing nickel may be tested with a dimethylglyoxime test called Nickel Alert™. Nickel Alert quickly, safely and easily tests jewelry and other metal items for the presence of nickel.
- Test your metal items frequently—including “nickel free” and “hypoallergenic” items which still may have nickel in the base.
- Apply Nickel Guard™ as a barrier between nickel containing items (such as eye glasses) and your skin.