The Institute for Quality and Economic Efficiency in the Health Sector in Germany said: sensitive Nickel falls within the category of contact allergy, explaining that it occurs when in contact with nickel found in clothing, jewelry, and jewelry such as belts, buttons, and eyeglass frames, in addition to many daily life items, such as scissors, keys, door handles, coins, and tableware.
The institute added that nickel is also found in some foodstuffs such as rice, potatoes, strawberries, legumes, nuts and leafy vegetables, in addition to grains such as corn and buckwheat.
Redness and swelling
The institute noted that the symptoms of nickel allergy include redness and swelling of the skin, and a feeling of itching and burning, in addition to the appearance of blisters and peeling of the skin.
Nickel allergy is treated with cortisone ointments, and ultraviolet light therapy can also be used in the case of chronic eczema, in addition to taking good care of the skin using care products containing moisturizing substances, as well as avoiding contact with objects containing nickel. Avoid foods containing it.
It is a chemical element that belongs to the family of transition metals and bears the symbol “NI” in the periodic table of elements. It is silver in color and has metallic properties.
Nickel is mainly used in the manufacture of alloys and stainless steel, where it contributes to improving the corrosion and oxidation resistance of steel.
Nickel can be present in food as a result of environmental or soil pollution, and is sometimes added naturally or as part of agricultural processes.
Nickel is an essential element for some enzymes in living organisms, but the human body needs very small amounts of it.
Foods that may contain a percentage of nickel include some types of grains, legumes, nuts, and chocolate. It is preferable for people who suffer from an allergy to nickel or who have diseases related to it, such as skin allergies, to avoid eating large quantities of foods that may contain a high percentage of nickel.