Nickel Allergy Causing Hives or Dermographism
I have a feeling my dermographism was triggered by an allergic reaction. In August 2006, I got engaged and I had a ring especially designed and made in white gold. I developed a reaction to my ring about a month after wearing it everyday. I have concluded that I must be allergic to the nickel added to make the yellow gold white as I have never had a problem with yellow gold before. Have you experienced any reaction with metals?
I may have had a similar reaction with metals. About the time when my dermatographism started, I used to get hives and blisters behind my ears where my eyeglass frames touched the skin. At first I though it was just the friction causing the dermatographism to act up. However, I noticed that the paint coating on the frames was chipped in some areas and bare metal was exposed. The skin was blistering where the metal was contacting the skin. Once I replaced the frames, no more blistering or redness behind the ears, but I still have dermatographism. Very interesting.
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