How common is a nickel allergy?

How common is a nickel allergy?

Nickel is one of the most common causes of allergic contact dermatitis: a skin rash or irritation caused by touching an allergen. In fact, it is estimated that more than 18 percent of people in North America are allergic to nickel, including 11 million children in the U.S.

Can nickel allergy go away?

There’s no cure for nickel allergy. Once you develop a sensitivity to nickel, you’ll develop a rash (contact dermatitis) whenever you come into contact with the metal.

Is nickel allergy serious?

Unlike some other allergens (Type 1,2 and 3) nickel allergy is not life-threatening and cannot trigger anaphylactic shock.

What to avoid if you are allergic to nickel?

People with a nickel allergy should avoid fish, as nickel amounts vary by type and may be hard to track….While not all vegetables contain amounts of nickel, the following vegetables should be avoided or eaten in moderation:

  • Peak.
  • Leeks.
  • Cabbage.
  • Kale.
  • Spinach.
  • Lettuce.
  • Bean sprouts.

Does coffee have nickel in it?

A cup of brewed coffee contains, on average, around 4μg of nickel. This puts coffee in the low-nickel food group, thus safe to drink if you suffer from nickel sensitivity. Different coffee brands have different nickel content, so this value can vary, but in most cases, it’s on the lower end of the spectrum.

What foods do not contain nickel?

Pasta, white rice, cornflakes, cornmeal, and white breads are all low-nickel foods. Whole wheat and multigrain flours, however, are high in nickel content. Avoid wheat and oat bran, oatmeal, brown rice, and flower seeds (such as sunflower and sesame). Avoid nuts, seeds, and soy.

Do bananas contain nickel?

Peaches, pears, bananas, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries are all considered to be low-nickel fruits. Any of these can be eaten fresh or cooked, but not canned. Raspberries, pineapple, figs, dates, and prunes should be avoided.