- Q What is a nickel allergy?
A nickel allergy is a sensitivity to nickel, a metal commonly found in jewelry. The allergy is one of the most common causes of contact dermatitis. Nickel is often found in jewelry and equipment used for body piercings. If you have a nickel allergy, ask... Full Answer
- Q Are skin allergies life-threatening?
On their own, skin allergies are not usually life-threatening. However, if skin allergy reactions are just a small aspect of a bigger allergic reaction, it can be fatal. For example, if a person develops hives after eating peanuts, that person could also... Full Answer
- Q Does contact with allergic materials cause immediate reactions?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineTo each his own! It really depends on you. Based on how your immune system responds to the potential allergens determines what type of reaction if any occurs. For your neighbor, it may take one exposure while for you it might take 10 or more. It depends... Full Answer
- Q How do skin allergies affect a person's quality of life?
For most people, skin allergies don't have a huge affect on daily life. As long as your particular allergy triggers are avoided, you should be able to live symptom-free. For people with severe reactions to common substances, it might be more difficult to... Full Answer
- Q How do skin allergies affect the body?
Skin allergies obviously affect the skin, but they also cause reactions in other parts of the body, especially the blood. When the body is exposed to an allergen either through contact or through ingestion, white blood cells start to produce antibodies.... Full Answer