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Allergic Skin Disorders

Picture of Nickel Contact Dermatitis from Necklace

Picture of Nickel Contact Dermatitis from Necklace

Nickel contact dermatitis is an allergic skin reaction that happens when a sensitive person comes into contact with nickel. Snaps on clothing or pajamas, jewelry, belt buckles, and watches are common sources of exposure. Contact with nickel can cause red, itchy lesions in the area of contact.

Image Source: Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology Samuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard Kristal Copyright 2008, 1998, 1990, 1975, by the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

Text Reference: American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Contact Dermatitis"