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Health Tip: Are You Allergic to Jewelry?

(HealthDay News) -- If jewelry causes your skin to itch, you may be allergic to nickel, says Winchester Hospital. Nickel is a silvery-white metal that is used to make a range of products, including zippers, buttons and costume jewelry.

Winchester Hospital recommends these solutions:

  • Stick to sterling silver or 14-karat gold.

  • Wear stainless steel or hypo-allergenic jewelry.

  • Keep the area dry where your skin touches the metal.

  • Wear a layer of protective moisturizing cream.

  • Wear your jewelry less often.

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