About Nickel Allergy

Nickel is a metal that is often responsible for allergic contact dermatitis which appears on the skin. Nickel allergy is linked with different ornaments such as earrings and dental implants that often have this metal in it. Nickel is also found in everyday items like coins, zippers, spectacles frames, cosmetics, detergents and some electronics. The allergic reaction usually appears on repeated and prolonged exposure to things that have nickel in them. If you are allergic to the metal, it is best advised to limit the exposure as you will always be sensitive towards the metal. The allergic symptoms can vary from mild to severe and apart from nickel there are several other dental allergens like copper, chromium, alloys containing mercury, silver, and others.

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This type of allergy manifests when the immune system views nickel as an allergen or a harmful substance. Under normal circumstances, the immune system safeguards the body against harmful pathogens like bacteria, viruses, and even toxic substances. The immune system can develop sensitivity towards nickel on first exposure and can also develop on subsequent exposures.

Symptoms of Nickel Allergy

Common Symptoms of Nickel allergy are:

  • Skin-related problems like redness, dryness, cracking, flaking, itching, and oozing out.
  • Allergic rhinitis like symptoms like runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing, sore throat, cough, redness and itching in the eyes. 
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Changes in the heart rate
  • Swelling
  • Burning sensation
  • Erythematous rashes

Ayurvedic References of Nickel Allergy

उपशेते यदौचित्यादोक सात्म्यं तदुच्यते||४९|| (च.सू.६/४९)

Ayurvedic References of Nickel Allergy

Preventive Measures for Nickel allergy

If you are suffering from Nickel allergy then it is best to avoid the items that have nickel and following tips can be followed:

  1. Choose Jewelry thoughtfully

Pick the ornaments that are marked as nickel-free and hypoallergenic like stainless steel, 18,22-24-karat gold, sterling silver, or platinum. 

  1. Check your wardrobe

Do check your wardrobe as some items like belts, bra hooks, zippers, or metal buttons may contain traces of nickel and can cause an allergic reaction. 

  1. Limit food items that have high percentage of nickel

Some foods like soy products, tofu, cocoa powder, and figs have a higher percentage of nickel and therefore, it is best to avoid these products. 

Also Read:- Alternative Treatment of Allergy to Dental Materials

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Ayurvedic Treatment of Nickel Allergy

In Ayurveda, allergic reaction can be correlated as Vyadhiksmatva (Immunity) which occurs as a result of weak Agni (digestive fire), Ama accumulation (improper metabolism causing severe inactivity), genetic factors, unique prakriti (constitution) of the individual. Natural and Ayurvedic treatment of nickel allergy can be done based on doshas predominance. The first line of treatment is Nidanaparivarjanam that means to avoid the exposure to allergens. 

Internal Medicines

Natural remedies for nickel allergy include the following:-

  • Haridrakhandam
  • Guduchyadi Kasaya
  • Kaishor Guggulu
  • Gandhak Rasayan
  • Chitrakadi Vati

External Medicines

Herbal remedies for nickel allergy include the application of following herbal preparations:

  • Eladitaila
  • Dineshavalyadi Thailam

Purificatory Therapy

Natural Treatment of nickel allergy includes the following detoxification therapies:

  • Nasya (Nasal medication therapy) 
  • Rakta Moksha (Bloodletting)

Single Herbs

Home remedies for nickel allergy can be incorporated using the following single herbs:

  • Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri)
  • Neem (Azadirachta Indica)
  • Haridra (Curcuma longa)
  • Guduchi (Tinospora Cordifolia)

Rejuvenation Therapy (Rasayan Chikitsa)

  • Madhusnuhi Rasayanam
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Diet and Lifestyle

Pathya’s (Do’s)

  • Limit exposure to allergens that contain nickel like jewelry items and dental implants.
  • Follow personal hygiene, low carbohydrate, and light vegetarian food.

Apathyas (Don’ts)

  • Avoid yogurt, prawns, chocolates, jaggery, and non-vegetarian food in general.
  • Avoid food items that have a high nickel percentage like soy products.

Yoga Asanas

The following yoga asanas are beneficial to maintain overall health and also strengthen the immune system which prevents the allergic reaction from nickel. 

  • Trikonasana
  • Bhujangasana
  • Janushirshasana
  • Uttanasana


The following breathing exercises are effective to maintain the health of the respiratory system and overall health of the body. 

  • Sitali
  • Kapalbhati

Mudra Therapy

  • Brahma mudra
  • Prana mudra 
Yoga Asanas to Prevent Nickel Allergy

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What are the Common Symptoms that occur due to Nickel Allergy?

Answer: The most common symptoms of nickel allergy are redness, itching, rashes, blisters, and can lead to sores and oozing out. Nickel initiates an allergic reaction in the body and produces these symptoms.

Question: What are the common sources of Nickel allergy and how can it be prevented?

Answer: Common items that contain nickel are dental implants, jewelry, clothing, eyeglass frames, watches, and some kitchen utensils. This allergy can be prevented by avoiding the use of items that contain nickel and also reading the labels carefully while buying personal care products like cosmetics.

Question: Can Ayurveda help with Nickel Allergies?

Answer: Yes, Ayurvedic medicines can successfully treat the conditions through internal medicines, external applications, detoxification therapies, and diet and lifestyle modifications.


Nickel Allergy can cause mild to severe symptoms but the best thing is that it can be effectively managed with Ayurveda. Nickel allergy rash treatment involves a multifaceted approach that includes internal medication, external applications, detoxification therapies, and diet and lifestyle modification. The individuals must follow yoga, pranayama, and mudras that maintain health in the longer run. IAFA is one of the leading institutes that provide management of all types of allergies including Nickel allergy.

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Dr. Sahil Gupta completed his Bachelor of Ayurveda in Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) and Master’s Degree in Health Administration (MHA) India. He is Registered Ayurvedic Doctor & Vaidya in India having Registration No. 23780. He is the CEO and founder of IAFA. After completing BAMS, Dr. Sahil Gupta started practicing Ayruveda by giving prime importance to allergic disorders management. He became the first Ayurvedic doctor to cure Food Allergies through Ayurveda. Read More About Dr. Sahil Gupta.

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