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Metal Allergy Tests Need Plenty of Lead Time

Metal AllergyFor patients who are about to have prosthetic devices or pacemakers placed within their bodies, it’s important that patients are tested far in advance of any medical surgery so that any metal allergy reaction can be detected: so says a researchers report in the Archives of Dermatology this past August.

For some patients, a metal allergy can be detected before any test due to the wearing of certain types of jewelry.

Researcher Dr. Mark D. P. Davis from the Mayo Clinic told Reuters Health, that for most allergies which often use patch testing, 3-5 days is enough to determine if any allergens may cause irritation. But, for metal allergies, Dr. Davis recommends 7-10 days.

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