Dr. Ogden Discussed Contact Dermatitis From Jewelry

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Jewelry — most notably rings and earrings — can cause a rash known as contact dermatitis in people who are sensitive to compounds in certain metals. The biggest culprit is nickel, followed by gold, says Neeta Ogden, MD, an adult and pediatric allergist in private practice in New York City. “With any jewelry it’s the metal that can be an issue. The other thing with jewelry is color,” says Dr. Ogden, who has seen cobalt finishing on jewelry irritate some patients, for example.

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