iPad may cause a rash




Check your iPad. It turns out that the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-causing metals.

In medical journals detailing the various electronic devices containing nickel, including laptops and mobile phones. Apple iPad has caused an itchy rash in the 11-year-old boy in San Diego.

Rash from nickel is not life threatening, but it can deliver significant inconvenience, and needs to be treated with steroids and antibiotics, said Dr. Sharon Jacob, a dermatologist at Children’s Hospital, where he was treated the boy.

The boy began irritation of the skin and the appearance of scaly patches This rash does not respond to conventional treatment. Then the analysis of skin samples showed that it is an allergy to nickel, and doctors determined that the source of allergies is the iPad, which his family bought in 2010.

“He was using an iPad every day,” says the boy’s mother.

He started to feel better after putting the device in a protective case.

Do the all iPad models and other Apple devices nickel is still unknown. Applenikak company has not commented on the incident.

Nickel is also present in some jewelry, eyeglass frames and zippers.

Evidence suggests that a nickel allergy has become more prevalent. About 25 percent of children who develop a rash is allergic to nickel, compared with 17 percent a decade ago.

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