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How do I Know if my Earrings are Nickel Free

A nickel allergy is a type of contact dermatitis, which is an inflammatory skin condition. People with a nickel allergy develop an immune system response when nickel comes in contact with skin, a metal commonly found in jewelry, including earrings. The allergic reaction occurs because the body mistakenly identifies nickel as harmful. What you might see: Redness and Rash: The most common symptom is redness and a rash on the skin where the earrings come into contact. This rash can be itchy and may develop within 12 to 48 hours after exposure. Swelling: The affected area may swell, becoming more pronounced around the site of contact with  earrings containing nickel. Blisters and Bumps: In some cases, small fluid-filled blisters or bumps (vesicles or...

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