Allergy to the Apple iPad could leave you with a rash

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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31 Comments

1. hafini_27

Posts: 944; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

That's new. Must be because of the metal

3. Busyboy unregistered

Did you not read the article?

14. hafini_27

Posts: 944; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

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

5. express77 unregistered

Its because he hold it wrong.

20. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

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

21. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 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

23. engineer-1701d unregistered

lol apple products send me into berserker mode

2. ryq24

Posts: 873; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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

11. nithyakr

Posts: 161; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

Thats why Samsung never uses Metal. :D

4. express77 unregistered

Now thats innovation.

6. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

yeah. Healthcare innovation.

7. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

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

8. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Wow. I knew the iPad 1 sucked

18. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

All of the iPads sucked.

9. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

iRash, another iCrap brought to you by iCrapfruit

17. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Very wisely said

10. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

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

12. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

No wonder Apple needs a built-in health app for their devices. "Designed in California to be a toxic POS"

16. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

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

22. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 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.

31. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Why would you even bother replying to this ignorant buffoons?

25. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

iRash

28. iushnt

Posts: 3054; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Just simply buy a plastic built phone

30. swayze91

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

iCan'tstopscratching!

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