I sure do and I wasn’t about to give them up…. Hi Christy! In addition to avoiding foods that are high in nickel, Dr. Zirwas tells patients to take vitamin C with every meal because it will bind to the nickel in the food and prevent absorption. Hi Carly, Finding creative substitutions for foods high in nickel has changed my thinking about the challenges of my food allergy. I am glad you’ve found the information I write on my website so useful! Glad you were able to get that metal out of your body. Fruits. Thanks again. Sometimes I crave foods that trigger my nickel food allergy. soy lecithin or coconut oil. Sometimes I crave foods that trigger my nickel food allergy. I don’t get bored eating the same food over and over again. Warm regards, You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. Treatments c… I am trying to find a vitamin D supplement to take that is low nickel and ideally vegan…vegetarian at least. Christy, Bonjour Christy I don’t know if I should have bought this. My doctor laughed at me when i asked about nickel food allergy but i changed my diet anyway and its the first time I’ve felt i had any control over my dishydrotic eczema. Understanding and accepting my unique food allergy, enables me to think differently about food and what I eat. Lets face it the creams barely help. Thank you for your comment and appreciation for my website. This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. Top 3 Best Nickel-free Cookware on Amazon En règle générale, cela peut prendre de 4 à 6 semaines pour constater une réelle amélioration du régime pauvre en nickel. The best way to manage a nickel allergy is to avoid anything containing the metal. I only met with a dermatologist, not an allergist. My allergist? Growing up in Utah, I learned to alpine ski and snowshoe to enjoy…. I have so many unanswered questions about my allergy now and the internet makes matters worse with conflicting info…where do I turn for answers? Systemic Nickel Allergy Syndrome (SNAS) causes not only a rash from nickel on one’s hands, eyelids, inner elbows, knees and buttock but can also involve the respiratory system, neurological system and gastrointestinal system.SNAS can cause rhinitis and bronchial asthma, brain fog and hallucinations and even Celiac-like symptoms. I have read dermatology studies arguing that when you eat foods rich in iron and vitamin C, your body absorbs less nickel. I’ve never had a rash from eating anything — so I guess my question to you is: How would a dietary Nickel allergy present itself? Christy, Your email address will not be published. The doctors dont know what to do with me. Your email address will not be published. The reason there are so many different lists is it depends on where the food is grown, as nickel is in our air, water and soil. I call these nickel food allergy offenders. Choosing to reduce my nickel absorption naturally, I have experienced success when I include foods high in vitamin C, like oranges, berries, bell peppers, and iron, such as beef or my 50% iron fortified Rice Chex cereal in my diet. Christy. I am curious now, never considering that foods could cause a reaction in my skin too. It is so incredibly hard to find information on this topic. Warm regards, Ascorbic acid does contain very similar components but lacks some other nutrients found in naturally occurring vitamin C found in foods. I have finished about 8 weeks of my nickel free diet and am trying to reintroduce as I have a B12 deficiency that keeps me pretty tired! Thanks again, I an suffering with terrible dry skin as a result of cutting nuts and seeds from my diet. As a matter of fact, he insisted it has nothing to do with my diet. But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. Thanks for all of your information! It was told it can be beneficial for the skin. I was using a brand that says rose hips. Watery eyes? Side note: thank you so much for this website. There are peer reviewed studies available that show taking vitamin c with meals while the food is present in your digestive tract helps limit the amount of nickel absorbed by your body. I don’t have to take it regularly, as I’ll only take it from time to time, like when I might have a canker sore in my mouth. depuis 3 ans j ai les lévres dermatite et de grandes fatigues et autres symptomes désagréables, apres de nombreux testes négatifs mon allergologue m a dit que j etait certainement allergique au Nickel… trois jours avec une cuisine sans nickel et déja un mieux, je suis végétalienne et j ai du mal a quitter certains alliments, combient de temps faut il pour l évacuation du Nickel ?? Yes, vitamin C for allergies helps. But I wonder how many other out there have them and don’t know?? Nickel triggers more hypersensitive reactions than any other metal – up to 15% of the population, mostly women, suffers from some form of nickel allergy. The final, and probably least appreciated, factor in the effects of dietary nickel is absorption of ingested nickel. Now I think I read that rose hips are high in nickel. Some related questions about foods high in nickel Is avocado high in nickel? Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. Eat iron-rich food, these, similar to vitamin C can reduce nickel absorption, iron skillets and cookware (Amazon link) is advised for preparing an even higher iron-rich food. And also beer has always made me horrifically sick and when reading about this i found an article that said some beer companies add nickel to their beer to prolong the stability of the foam. Diagnosed with a systemic nickel allergy in 2009, I created this website to share my experience and connect with others like yourself. Vitamin c can reduce the absorption of nickel. I cheated and ate lot of chocolate this week. I’ve had rash all over from dermatitis allergic to not only nickel but fragrance came out on 2nd patch test March 28. Be sure to stay well hydrated. In this article we'll discuss nickel allergy treatment. I’ve been reading your posts & information for the last couple months and wanted to thank you as it has been most helpful to me (especially Skintifique)! You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. It has been demonstrated that vitamin C decreases absorption of dietary nickel, as does iron. I usually take Benadryl before I go to bed when I eat a large amount of foods higher in nickel. Which vitamin E supplement did you take please? Your doctor can usually diagnose nickel allergy based on your skin's appearance, and a recent exposure to items that may contain nickel.If the cause of your rash isn't apparent, however, your doctor may recommend a patch test (contact hypersensitivity allergy test). "Itching" for Updates? Yet, it’s always recommended you reach out to a medical professional or physician regarding your personal situation, supplements and their relationship to allergies. Everyone’s reaction is very different including which foods some can or cannot tolerate. But there are other foods, like meats, eggs and citrus fruits that are lower in nickel, but higher in B vitamins. Thank you, and keep up the great work! Christy, Your email address will not be published. WTF? Thank you for your kind words about me and my blog. Like most allergies, symptoms tend to build up over time, and usually show up as dermatitis or other skin issues. You have given me hope. the dark chocolate bothered my skin ten times as much as the romaine lettuce. Christy. Yet, it’s always recommended you reach out to a medical professional or physician regarding your personal situation, supplements and their relationship to allergies. Similarly, romaine lettuce is loaded with vitamins and minerals, including iron and vitamin C. After eating both of these nickel food allergy offenders, the dark chocolate bothered my skin ten times as much as the romaine lettuce. For example, a milk allergy may eliminate a significant source of calcium and vitamin D, which are critical nutrients for bone health and overall health. Similarly, romaine lettuce is loaded with vitamins and minerals, including iron and vitamin C. After eating both of these nickel food allergy offenders, the dark chocolate bothered my … Merci pour ton commentaire et appréciation pour mon site. Zirwas, M, Molenda M. Dietary Nickel as a Cause of Systemic Contact Dermatitis June 2009 JCAD Online Thanks for the suggestion. C, Hi Christine, Some of these fillers, like soy, can be listed on the label; while others are not. I’d enjoy hearing how it goes if you do try the low nickel diet for a short period of time. Parfois, cela peut prendre plus de temps. Hi Nettle, It changed my life!! Hi Tina, Christy. Also i found it crazy how much this explained things for me. I’m not sure about B supplements specifically containing nickel. I was patch tested and came up 1+ in nickel. Previously I’ve taken fish oil, vitamin D, C, E supplements and a super vitamin B complex when I can tell my diet lacks specific natural vitamins. This will help to prepare your body for the onslaught of symptoms before allergy season arrives. All rights reserved. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. Consider vitamin C and/or iron supplementation with meals ~Did you know? Here’s my post where I write about what supplements I use – https://nickelfoodallergy.com/what-about-supplements/. There’s nothing better than a hearty bowl of beef stew, especially on a cold day. Hi Paul, All rights reserved. Am I wrong, or did you just find that palm oil is OK for you? Christy. I discovered this at a friends house where I boiled some bottled water in her kettle and it caused my eyes to react immediately. Thanks for your comment. I love to…, Previous to my nickel food allergy, I always preferred making and eating waffles. The difference this has made to my life is incredible as I constantly had dry and eyes and swollen eyelids. It’s wonderful that changing your cookware has improved your symptoms. And, the allergy comes in 2 variations: contact allergy and systemic allergy: Contact allergy can lead to allergic contact dermatitis (such as contact eczema) or allergic stomatitis for instance. Spending over 15 minutes today looking at the ingredient labels on every chewing gum wrapper, I struggled to find any without nickel: i.e. Some of these fillers, like soy, can be listed on the label; while others are not.Readers have asked me about quercetin, bromelain, or psyllium. It wasn’t until I read your email that I also learned about how nickel is added to beer! You’re probably right, that it would be best to consume the vitamin C or iron prior to ingesting foods higher in nickel in advance. I wanted. We can try to prevent the itch, but sometimes acceptance is the answer than being hard on ourselves, especially when we’re already going through hard life stuff. From what I have gone through so far, I think I need a new allergist. Perhaps it’s best to consult your own physician about a specific brand that creates vitamin e supplements. Unfortunately I don’t have a supplement I know that’s cobalt free, as I don’t know much about what foods/items are higher in cobalt. Now I use a glass kettle I found at Bed Bath and Beyond for under $10. I have not been officially told by my allergist that my allergy is systemic but it is on contact (patch test). Nickel allergy is a common cause of allergic contact dermatitis — an itchy rash that appears where your skin touches a usually harmless substance.Nickel allergy is often associated with earrings and other jewelry. We have all read multiple studies that discuss the heart and brain benefits of dark chocolate. I don’t know what to say, as I’ve never tried them. Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. I’m not really sure how companies derive their supplements, if it’s actual using real food or synthetically in a lab. Many of the ingredients in supplements include terrible fillers that can actually make things worse by including things high in nickel. If you read my nickel food allergy story, you’ll see how I have a skin patch test that revealed I am allergic to nickel. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. I write about it in my The Question of Tea post. But nickel can be found in many everyday items, such as coins, zippers, cellphones and eyeglass frames.It may take repeated or prolonged exposure to items containing nickel to develop a nickel allergy. Je suis heureux que cela vous ait été utile et que vous puissiez le lire. If you do decide to try a low nickel diet it can take 4-6 weeks to experience results. Christy. Your email address will not be published. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much for telling me. For some they do experience gut, digestion, itchy eyes and acne. — Warm regards, I refuse to drink beer because of it. Formally he did not tell me I have systemic nickel allergy syndrome formally, but it was in the chart notes he wrote. Studies have shown that taking acidophilus, a probiotic, can help reduce the … Thanks for your comment and I’m glad you found my website. Low and behold oats are on the no no list. Most supplements generally contain heavy metals and in the US, companies aren’t required to disclose their ingredients. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. I dont have any allergies, but I started taking 250 MG of a 500MG tablet of Rexall Vitamin C for my heart and got what I thought was a bad cold with clogged sinuses two days after I started taking it so I continued taking it for two months trying to brake the cold and the cold never left just stayed the same one day I missed the dose and the cold started clearing up. Hi Amy, This page discussing my nickel food allergy story and linking to other helpful posts is a great place to start. Avoiding contact with the metal is best way to deal with nickel allergy. Studies have found that eating foods high in vitamin C and iron can reduce the absorption of ingested nickel. Warm regards, Christy. A fish allergy eliminates major sources of omega-3 fatty acids, and a wheat allergy may strip away important sources of … I once thought that once I determined whether or not I could eat a food, I would always be able to enjoy it. I believe i have contributed to my nickel allergy as ive had over 13 piercings all over my body over the past 17 years, i had a chemical patch test done about 6 weeks ago by my dermatologist.. who also claims it has nothing to do with my diet, just contact, but have removed nickel from my clothing, no more jewelry, buttons, holding keys and coins, but i cannot shake the full body rashes, but burning red hot on the inside of my elbows. Thanks for your blog. If you have, is this B vitamin complex you have pictured one that is nickel/colbalt free? https://nickelfoodallergy.com/what-about-supplements/, Low Nickel Slow Cooked Chicken with Veggies, 6 Tips to Living Low Nickel During the COVID-19 Pandemic. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. Thanks! I thoroughly enjoyed a dark chocolate heresy’s bar with milk and a delicious chicken caesar salad. It has been super helpful! Hopefully that helps or you’re able to find one your like. Learn more information about nickel allergy treatment. Allergens trigger the production of histamine, which causes seasonal conditions such as a runny nose, excess mucus, and tearing. They always recommend oatmeal baths or oatmeal lotion for eczema and this always made things worse for me. Thanks for your comment and appreciation for my website. They are made form stainless surgical steel, but the silicone coating contains nickel, my doctor and I only found out by calling the manufacturer to confirm after which he agreed to remove them. "Itching" for Updates? From grocery stores to cosmetic counters, skin care is not care at all. Have you heard anything like this before? Will call American Health. Let me know if that helps, I use NatureMade Chewable vitamin C tablets, from time to time. It naturally occurs as a … Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Have you tried using a food journal? For me, there was a direct correlation between the salad’s iron and vitamin C benefits, which positively resulted in a less severe eczema reaction. I wondered why there would be such a difference in my eczema flare up with this two nickel allergy offenders? Christy, I had nickel contact for years, and then the most awful itching rash started, in the end I had patch testing done and the only thing I had a reaction to was nickel, Doctor said I had a significant reaction and perhaps a low nickel diet, which has worked wonders on my skin but I am now having lot of joint problems is there an connection, Hi Maria, Cheers, Warm regards, It costs the same to see a good doctor as it does a bad doctor, but the emotional toll of seeing a terrible doctor isn’t worth the energy. I am glad you’ve found hope through my story. I was diagnosed with nickel allergy in September 2018. Dear Christy, I bought American Health Ezter C 500 mg with citrus bioflavonoids. Bonjour Ghislaine,   You may choose titanium, silver, copper, platinum or nickel-free stainless steel. Warm regards, I’ve never noticed it on any of the lists that identify what foods are higher or lower in nickel. 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