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Turns out your the iPad contains nickel which is one of the most common allergy-inducing metals out there. According to Pediatrics, various people are picking up allergies from a variety of personal electronic products. While nickel-induced rashes aren't life-threatening, they can be very uncomfortable which may require treatment with steroids and antibiotics according to Dr Sharon Jacobs of Rady Children's hospital. Doctors tested the device and detected a chemical compound found in nickel in the iPad's outside coating.
Apple spokesman Chris Gaither said the company had no comment. Nickel rashes have also been traced to other common products like jewellery, eyeglass frames and zippers. It's believed that nickel allergies are becoming more common and national data in the US shows that 25% children who get skin tests have nickel allergies compared to 17% a decade ago.
Know what causes skin rashes
A skin rash usually develops when the immune system generates a response against a foreign body, be it an infectious agent or a chemical. Here are a few common causes of skin rashes:
Most of the times, skin rashes are not dangerous. They subside on their own, unless aggravated further. But rashes that do not calm over a long time or are caused due to an infection need to be treated immediately.
Tips for treating a skin rash
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