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Treating a nickel allergy

Many kinds of metal have nickel. Some of the most popular are sterling silver jewelry. The rash can be seen in people who are more sensitive to the nickel. Just like any other kind of rash, this rash is also itchy and very discomfortable. Unfortunately, just like with any other allergy, there is no possible in cure. You can only try to avoid contact with this element.


The first thing you need to do, is to be careful about the jewelry used, because some jewelry might have this element. The treatment will consist of several steps which will make the possibility of coming into contact with nickel very low. We have mentioned the first step. The second will involve the use of antibacterial soap. With this soap you can make the skin clean. The location of the allergy will have to be washed with the soap. After this, comes the use of a cream. For this treatment, you have to use cortisone cream. You are advised to use creams with aloe, because this herb is natural remedy for rash. The cream will need to be applied in every two or three hours. By doing this, you can remove the infection and itching. The use of Calamine lotion is also a good way to treat the allergy in question. This lotion will have to be applied by a cotton ball. Put the cotton ball in the lotion and apply it on the rash. This will make then rash drier and hard and will eventually remove the itching sensation. MedicationTaking Benadryl is the next step in the treatment. There are two way of consuming this item. Children can use liquid while adults will have to take pills. The capsule will have to be taken every four to six hours. Do not take more than two capsules. This medicine will combat with the condition from the inside of the body. When you give this to the children, always check the suggested dosage stated on the package. If you cannot use Benadryl, you can take Zyrtec, which basically does the same thing, but it is a little weaker. For the ones with serious problems, doctors will give Prednisone. Try not to scratch, since it can be very unproductive. Scaring and cuts can be created by doing this. You can use a mix of one part of vinegar and 16 pars of water. Applying this mix on the affected area will probably help. For the end, we will say that you should never consume more that 300 mg of Benadryl during one day. Also consult you jeweler if you are not sure whether the jewelry you consider buying contains nickel.

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