Metal allergies such as skin reactions to nickel can cause irritation to the skin and leave patients with inflammatory reactions such as rashes. Many common metals found in jewelry, clothing or even everyday supplies that we handle and routinely use can be a source of metal allergy. This is why diagnosing a metal allergy requires careful examination. Testing should be performed appropriately and carefully to narrow down possible causes.
At Chicago Allergy & Asthma we are able to diagnose metal allergies with skin testing to determine which metals are causing allergic reactions, and then provide treatment to reduce these reactions. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.