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Allergically

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Metal

Removing nickel-metal contact helps contact dermatitis. Remove cookware, utensils, hangers, bras, jeans, metal furniture, laptops, phones, coffee machines, eating out due to stainless steel appliances, and more.
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Food

An Adult diet needs to be under 150ug to maintain a low nickel diet. That might include removing eating out due to stainless steel leeching nickel in the food as well as tap water.
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Tap Water

The primary source of nickel in drinking-water is leaching from metals, such as pipes and fittings, groundwaters due to nickel ore-bearing rocks. Reverse osmosis water which is purified bottled water removes remove 97 - 98% of the nickel from drinking water.
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Vitamins

Nickel is a common trace element in multiple vitamins. That can induce symptoms like chronic fatigue and dermatitis.
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Products

Nickel can be found in make-up, washing liquids and powders, and other household products. Nickel tested products tests products after each production and are usually 1ppm (parts per million).
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Smoke

There is 4.25-7.55 ug Ni per cigarette and around 0.4-2.4% of Ni in the smoked portion of the cigarettes appears in the ash, butt or lost in the sidestream. Exposure to nickel in smoke can induce chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia in patients with a nickel allergy.

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The Community

The Nickel Allergy Facebook Group is a members-only community that helps people live a low nickel lifestyle (metal, food modifications, nickel tested products, systemic nickel allergy syndrome, and more). As you live your daily life with a nickel allergy, this group is a way to fill in the cracks of what you need when people aren’t going through what you are going through. It is a place to find solutions, advocacy, recommendations to live your new normal.

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  • Contact Dermatitis

    Skin or trigger an allergic reaction. A red rash wherever the skin came into contact with the irritant


    Usually all over my body and even my face

  • Pompholyx

    Fluid-filled Blisters


    Usually under my boobs due to the underwire of my bra

     

  • Itching

    A site of or cause an itch


    Usually after ingesting high nickel foods, contact, and smoke exposure. All over my body or around my shoulders and back.

  • Urticaria

    A common skin rash triggered by many things including certain foods, medication, and stress.


    Usually all over my body when I ingest vitamins with nickel and I’m in a house with a smoker.

  • Headache

    A headache may appear as a sharp pain, a throbbing sensation or a dull ache.


    Usually when I am ingesting high nickel foods and in an environment filled with smokers.

  • Asthenia

    Abnormal physical weakness or lack of energy


    Eating out for around 3 months, putting tap water in food which can cause me to faint.