nickel dermatitis

nick·el der·ma·ti·tis

allergic dermatitis due to contact with, or in some cases ingestion of, nickel or other metals containing nickel (for example, stainless steel).

nickel dermatitis

an allergic contact dermatitis caused by the metal nickel. Exposure comes usually from jewelry, wristwatches, metal clasps, and coins. Sweating increases the degree of rash. Treatment includes avoidance of exposure to nickel and reduction of perspiration. See also contact dermatitis.

nickel dermatitis

A severe allergic eczema caused by direct contact of the skin with the metal nickel. With the decline in nickel plating of articles such as watch straps, underwear fastenings and spectacle frames, the condition has become rare.
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Occupational nickel dermatitis in the electroforming industry.
He acknowledged that there are some patients with nickel dermatitis who refuse to give up their jewelry, even when they know it is the cause of their condition.
Development of allergic nickel dermatitis from earrings.
The most common location of nickel dermatitis is on the earlobes from earrings containing the metal.