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Nickel allergy: symptoms and foods and utensils to be avoided

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Nickel (nickel sulphate) is a mineral that is part of the composition of the wristwear and accessories, people with allergies to this mineral should avoid the use of bracelets, collars, bracelets or watches, as well as the consumption of foods such as bananas , maní and chocolate, which contain this material, in addition to avoiding the use of metal kitchen utensils that contain nickel in their composition.

Nickel allergy causes symptoms such as comezón and reddening in the skin, and appears especially in women during adolescence or early adulthood. See other causes of comezón en la skin.

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In general, nickel allergy causes symptoms such as irritation in the skin, comezón and heridas, especially in the region of los muslos, en el pliegue de las rodillas and en las planta de los pies.



To confirm if you are allergic to nickel, it is necessary to carry out an allergy test prescribed and accompanied by the allergist or dermatologist, who can analyze other substances and foods to evaluate if there are other causes that are causing dermatitis. Find out how allergy prevention is carried out.

Nickel-rich foods

Foods with a lot of nickel, which must be eaten sparingly and avoided in times of crisis of the illness are:

  • Nickel-containing beverages and vitamin supplements, such as tea and coffee;

  • Canned food;



  • Fruits such as bananas, manzana and citrus fruits;

  • Sins with a high concentration of nickel, such as tuna, herring, shellfish, salmon and mackerel;

  • Vegetables like onions, ajo and las de hojas verde. Younger days are preferable to older days, because they contain a smaller amount of nickel;

  • Foods with high nickel content, such as cocoa, chocolate, soy, oatmeal, nuts and almonds.

These foods must be avoided or consumed with caution, paying attention to the appearance of any symptom that may arise.

During food preparation, nickel-containing utensils must not be used and must be replaced. In addition, acidic foods must not be cooked in stainless steel utensils, because acids can lead to the dissociation of the nickel of the utensils and increase the nickel content of the foods.

People who drink water from the grifo, must reject the initial flow of water for the morning, which must not be drunk or used for cooking, but the nickel can be released from the grifo during the night.

Nickel-rich objects

Objects with nickel in their composition, can cause irritation and comezón in the skin and for this reason, they must be avoided as much as possible. Some examples are:

  • Metal accessories, such as cuffs and dresses, metallic buttons, tweezers, straps, hooks, sandals and watches, rings, bracelets, bracelets, chains, medals and collars;

  • Personal use objects, such as lighters, metal rings for eyeglasses, keys and pendants, metallic markers, thimbles, agujas, pins, tijeras;

  • Metal furniture pieces, such as door handles and drawers;

  • Workshop material, such as typewriters, clips, binders, metallic calipers;

  • Cosmetics, such as blue or green eyeshadows, paints and some detergents;

  • Some kitchen utensils.

It is important to be aware of the appearance of any symptom in the skin and if it is necessary to suspend the use of these objects.

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