Health Tip: Are You Allergic to Jewelry?
(HealthDay News) -- If jewelry causes your skin to itch, you may be allergic to nickel, says Winchester Hospital. Nickel is a silvery-white metal that is used to make a range of products, including zippers, buttons and costume jewelry.
Winchester Hospital recommends these solutions:
Stick to sterling silver or 14-karat gold.
Wear stainless steel or hypo-allergenic jewelry.
Keep the area dry where your skin touches the metal.
Wear a layer of protective moisturizing cream.
Wear your jewelry less often.
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