How do you know if you have an allergy to jewelry?

- Jul 09, 2018-

Many people are allergic to specific metals, and often times staining of the skin is thought to be a sign. However, discoloration is caused by the reaction of certain metals against skin, in particular oxidation of the metal from perspiration. Real metal allergies will cause the skin to itch and turn red, and can sometimes leave a rash. Any part of the body can be affected by a jewelry allergy—a rash on the neck, itchy earlobes, red marks where jewelry has touched, swelling, or blisters—are all signs indicating an allergy to metal.