Despite never having had a problem before, suddenly in my mid-20s I'd become highly allergic to it.Since then I've been caught out by bra clasps, chain straps on handbags and even sunglasses with metal arms, all of which left angry welts on my skin, sometimes within minutes of coming into contact with them.Lindsey Mc Manus, of Allergy UK, says many nickel allergy sufferers already report having to wear rubber gloves when handling coins, and with the new 5p and 10p pieces she fears the problem may become even more prevalent, especially among workers such as shop cashiers and bus drivers who handle money all day.It can even get into our food from the equipment used to handle, cook or store it.Initially, make-up and a new moisturiser were chief suspects until my dermatologist told me that rolled porridge oats contain high levels of nickel.Within days of giving up porridge, the eczema was less itchy, and within a few weeks it had disappeared.Analysis has shown that the five and ten pence coins introduced since January 2012 contain four times more of the metal than they used to.Cheaper to produce than the old coins, which were made from an alloy of around 70 per cent copper and 25 per cent nickel, the new slightly thicker coins are steel with a nickel coating.
It should be taken as seriously as any other major decision in life - with prayer, careful investigation, and family involvement.
Consultant dermatologist Dr Tabi Leslie warns that a nickel allergy can strike anyone at any time.
'Like most allergies, it can develop suddenly at any age due to changes in the body's immune system and exposure to an irritant,' she says.
For nearly five years, the lesion on my stomach simply refused to heal.
What started as a ten pence-sized cluster of red bumps just above my belly button, developed within weeks into an angry red sore patch the size of my palm.
You should know that GOD is Forgiver, Clement." Qur'an Also, you may marry the chaste women among the believers, as well as the chaste women among the followers of previous scripture, provided you pay them their due dowries.