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Can you get an allergic reaction to cell phones that contain the metal nickel?

Seems that is the newest bugaboo for cell phone users ...

The Claim: Cellphones Can Cause an Allergic Reaction.By ANAHAD O’CONNOR

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/23/health/23really.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper

 
tasches

Asked by tasches at 5:46 PM on Nov. 23, 2010 in Health

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  • okay i am allergic to nickel - which is related to the fact that i psoriasis (sp) which i mostly an old person disease - genetic - doesnt show symptoms until most people are older... and also older people become "allergic" to nickel - but it isnt a true allergy. it is the fact that nickel - if left on your direct skin - can actually suck the moisture out of your skin - i read that in the AARP mag in my moms bathroom. and realized - this is why i get a rash from nickel (so no cotume jewelery - not even silver and the gromet on the jeans will give me a rash if it sits on my skin) - just as described - dry skin and little bumps that itch. so i guess if the phone was made of nickel on the outside... and you had it pressed to your face alot then you could get a rash, but you could have prevented it really easily.
    AmaliaD

    Answer by AmaliaD at 10:54 AM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • I actually get allergic reactions from Watches that have the nickel.
    GailTravel

    Answer by GailTravel at 5:50 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • Yes you can.
    2autisticsmom

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 7:08 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • i'm sure you can...
    asil

    Answer by asil at 7:10 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • im allergic to nickel an have a blue thooth because of ths
    Tryingforbaby1

    Answer by Tryingforbaby1 at 8:51 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • I am allergic to Nickel, but have never had a reaction to Cell Phones... What do they have them on their ears all day long?
    momof2redhedz

    Answer by momof2redhedz at 9:34 AM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • probably
    san78

    Answer by san78 at 4:36 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • I do have nickel allergies and have had problems with watches, metal buttons on jeans, and even the arm pieces of glasses, but I have never had a problem with my cell phone...thankfully! :)
    karamille

    Answer by karamille at 4:38 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

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