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Allergy to the Apple iPad could leave you with a rash

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Allergy to the Apple iPad could leave you with a rash
Have an unexplained rash on your body? The source of this skin irritation could be in your hands right now. According to Pediatrics, cases of allergic contact dermatitis have been on the rise due to materials used on smartphones and tablets. One explanation is the use of nickel on mobile devices, leaving an uncomfortable red, itchy rash.

The report cites the case of an 11 year old treated for contact dermatitis. The doctors tested his first generation Apple iPad and found that it contained nickel. The doctors told the child to put a case on his tablet, and once he did, the rash improved significantly.

You might recall that back in February, fitness band manufacturer FitBit had to recall the Force wristband after some users ended up with a rash and a case of contact dermatitis. Back in 2012, we told you that some BlackBerry users were experiencing the problem due to the use of nickel and/or cobalt on their handset. Strangely enough, tests done on the iPhone back then did not reveal any of the allergens.

If you notice that you have an unexplained rash on your body, and you do own a smartphone or tablet that you use often, try putting the phone or the tablet in a case. If that doesn't help, you might want to consider investing in a trip to the doctor to see what type of treatment might help. After all, putting down your phone or tablet for good is probably not an option.

source: USAToday

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posted on 14 Jul 2014, 11:11 2

1. hafini_27 (Posts: 247; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


That's new. Must be because of the metal

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 11:16 6

3. Busyboy (Posts: 288; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Did you not read the article?

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 12:28

14. hafini_27 (Posts: 247; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


I know it would be because of the metal. I once wear metal frame glasses and we were not suited for each other.

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 11:21 6

5. express77 (unregistered)


Its because he hold it wrong.

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 14:16 1

20. downphoenix (Posts: 2317; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Actually it's probably Android fanboys coming into contact with it.

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 16:10

21. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1378; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Way to stoke the flames of fanboy stupidity. It has to do with the manufacturing process, and it can happen in anything that's manufactured. But yes, it must be caused by someone who thinks different or likes things different than someone else does.

SMH

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 17:52 1

23. engineer-1701d (Posts: 895; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


lol apple products send me into berserker mode

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 11:11 2

2. ryq24 (Posts: 492; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


This news is brought to you by Samsung! :-)

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 11:50 3

11. nithyakr (Posts: 72; Member since: 20 Jun 2014)


Thats why Samsung never uses Metal. :D

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 11:19 3

4. express77 (unregistered)


Now thats innovation.

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 11:22 1

6. Tizen007 (Posts: 516; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


yeah. Healthcare innovation.

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 11:25 1

7. apple4never (Posts: 947; Member since: 08 May 2013)


lol i et he wishes he had a plastic samsung or a glass sony

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 11:28 1

8. gehrig (Posts: 174; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


Wow. I knew the iPad 1 sucked

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 13:25

18. Arte-8800 (Posts: 4305; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


All of the iPads sucked.

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 11:30 7

9. skyline88 (Posts: 316; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


iRash, another iCrap brought to you by iCrapfruit

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 13:25

17. Arte-8800 (Posts: 4305; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Very wisely said

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 11:34 1

10. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 928; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


I kept looking for the "Sponsored by Otterbox/CaseMate" tag, but I cannot find it.

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 11:57 3

12. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2984; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


No wonder Apple needs a built-in health app for their devices.

"Designed in California to be a toxic POS"

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 13:23 1

16. Arte-8800 (Posts: 4305; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Pos it is, and we still buy iProducts, just to look cool.

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 16:12 1

22. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1378; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


This can happen in any manufacturing process, its not limited to any one company or type of product. This time it just happens to be Apple.

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 21:40

31. JunitoNH (Posts: 893; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Why would you even bother replying to this ignorant buffoons?

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 18:48

25. Arte-8800 (Posts: 4305; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


iRash

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 21:41 1

28. iushnt (Posts: 636; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Just simply buy a plastic built phone

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 07:22

30. swayze91 (Posts: 42; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


iCan'tstopscratching!

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