Food Allergy Counseling

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Sloane Miller, Food Allergy Counselor (Picture © Noel Malcolm 2013)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Metal Allergies, WSJ

From The Wall Street Journal (through Pat Kiernan of NY1)

"Yet thousands of women (to judge by postings on the Internet) and a growing number of men develop what's officially called "wedding-ring dermatitis"—not to be confused with the "seven-year itch"—and it can happen suddenly after years of ring-wearing bliss...Nickel allergies have been on the rise in North America in recent years and now affect 24% to 36% of women and 7% to 15% of men, according to the North American Contact Dermatitis Group, which named nickel the 2008 "Allergen of the Year." Women are more likely to have pierced ears, which can facilitate a sensitivity to nickel if earrings containing the metal contact broken skin. But men are closing the gap due to the popularity of body piercing."

More here from WSJ.

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