Belts For Those With Nickel Allergies
Having a skin rash? The cause might be the buckle of your belt.
Many might not aware of it, but metal allergies like nickel allergy are getting more common in the worldwide population. According to a recent paper published in 2020, nickel allergy among men has a prevalence of 2.1% to 5.1% despite women are affected more due to frequent jewelry wearing.
What is Nickel Allergy?
Nickel allergy is a common type of allergic contact dermatitis due to the direct contact between nickel and your skin. The symptoms of this allergy such as itchiness, redness, and swollen typically occur within 24 to 72 hours after the nickel exposure. Generally, these symptoms appear in the contact area. However, they might spread beyond the contact area in certain cases. The severity of the allergy varies with people, depending on how sensitive they are towards the nickel, how long, and how frequently they were exposed to the nickel.
You might not allergic to nickel since born. But, once you developed it, it would stick with you for the rest of your life. Although nickel allergy might not be life-threatening, it is certainly uncomfortable. If left it unattended, the symptoms probably get worse. And the contact area would turn dark which is certainly an eyesore. Therefore, immediate attention should be given once you spot it so that appropriate treatment could be delivered on time.
Nickel is Everywhere
The presence of nickel is ubiquitous as you can find it everywhere, including your household items and clothing items. To name a few: doorknob, earrings, and buckle belt. Although European Union has restricted the amount of nickel being released to humans in 1994, we still couldn’t ignore the fact that a minor amount of nickel is still being released to humans during our contact with these nickel-containing products. In this case, the best thing we can do is try our best to avoid direct/indirect contact with items that contain nickel as much as we could.
Start With What Your Wear
The material of the clothing/apparel matters very much to us as they are directly contacting our skins every day for a prolonged period. Research the materials of your clothing/apparel before purchasing would minimize/eliminate the risk of triggering your allergic reaction towards nickel.
“Where Can I Buy A Nickel Free Belt?”
Choosing a nickel-free belt is indeed a good step in protecting your skin. But, where to shop for this belt?
Our belts would be your top choice. Why?
“Our buckle and belt are made from high-quality non-metallic polymers and ballistic nylon respectively, lowering the possibility of triggering metal allergies such as nickel allergy.”