Can Thanksgiving Give You a Rash?
Nickel Allergy Sufferers May Experience Increased Dermatitis at Thanksgiving. Find Out What Foods Put You at Risk.
Nov. 22, 2011 - PRLog -- This Thanksgiving, nickel allergic individuals should be aware that their diet may be increasing their risk for dermatitis. Studies have shown that certain foods with a high nickel concentration can contribute to dermatitis which may manifest itself as an all over body rash (systemic dermatitis) or hand eczema (hand dermatitis) in the nickel allergic.
It is not always easy to determine which foods may cause nickel allergy reactions as there are many variables such as whether the food is grown in nickel-rich soil, whether the food is fresh or canned, the cooking utensils used, and the amount of nickel in water consumed or used for cooking. Physicians have created a nickel allergy diet that contains a list of common foods known to be high in nickel.
Some popular Thanksgiving foods on that list include: asparagus, canned pumpkin (and other canned foods), mushrooms, nuts, onions, oysters, and peas. Not everyone who is allergic to nickel has food reactions. However, if you find your allergies to be more problematic during the holiday season, visit a dermatologist or allergy specialist to see if a low nickel diet would be beneficial.
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