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Diet in the Management of Nickel Allergy

While recommendations for adults with nickel allergy may include managing symptoms by foregoing high-nickel food sources, a low-nickel diet is not currently recommended for children.

Nickel is regarded as one of the most common causes of allergic contact dermatitis, an intensely itchy rash in response to prolonged and repeated contact with nickel in individuals who have a sensitivity to it. Prior estimates have suggested that a little over 1 million children in the United States had some sort of sensitization or allergy to nickel.

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