Most of us have
had skin rashes (visible changes in the texture or color of the skin) at some
point in our lives. Contact rashes generally occur when you touch something
that causes a reaction. But, did you happen to know, iPads could give you a
A recent report revealed that
iPad users are prone to a typical skin condition because of the nickel contained within
the gadget's touch-screen. The report also mentions that other devices like
laptops and mobile phones are also thought to contain the substance, which is one
of the metals most likely to induce an allergic reaction in users.
A report in the
states that an 11-year-old boy suffered from an itchy rash, and it turned
out that it may be from the nickel contained in his first generation Apple iPad.
The boy was
treated at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego
for a rash that
developed all over his body. While the child has a history of skin problems, this
particular rash wouldn't respond to typical treatment. His skin tested positive
for nickel, which was traced back to his iPad he frequently used for more than
six months in the past.
While nickel rashes aren't
life-threatening, they can be very distressing and require immediate treatment
with antibiotics and steroids if the skin eruptions become infected.
The Pediatrics' report says that
the 11 years old had to miss school because of his rash. He was
suggested to use the smart case, which provides overall coverage of the iPad. He was using the
Smart Cover, which only provides coverage of the screen.
After using the
Smart Case, his condition is improved significantly. However, it is uncertain
whether all iPad models and other Apple devices contain nickel.
health experts, there is no cure for nickel allergy and once you get the allergy,
you will always be sensitive to the metal and should avoid contact. Jewelry,
zippers, bra hooks, belt buckles, eyeglass frames, metal tools, and keys are
other common triggers for nickel
For those are
suffering from skin rashes, here are some natural remedies.
1. Wash the rash
affected area with chamomile
tea to relieve itching
2. One of the
natural home remedies for itching is olive oil. Apply olive oil on the rash and it will penetrate
into the skin and help in healing.
3. Aloe vera gel is
considered as one of the best natural cures for skin rashes. The gel can help
soothe a variety of inflammatory skin conditions.
4. You can apply
vitamin E oil to
skin rash. Cut open a vitamin E capsule, extract the oil and apply it over the
5. Studies show
that an oatmeal
bath for rashes is one of the best ways to alleviate body rash. Add one cup of
raw oatmeal to your bathwater and soak in it for some time. The bath helps to
stop itching and also restricts the rash from spreading.
6. The best way
to protect the body against the skin rashes is to consume plenty vitamin C. It
promotes quick healing of the rash.
7. Find out the allergens that can cause
a skin reaction and take the necessary steps to avoid exposure to them.
8. Avoid rubbing
skin rashes because it can spread or worsen. If you feel the need to itch,
instead take a cotton swab and gently dab at the area.
9. Avoid using
chemical based soaps on the skin.
Use herbal cleansers instead.
10. Use sunscreen on your skin
when going out because heat can worsen a skin rash.
excessively can cause skin
dryness and result in flaking and scaling.
12. Try to
effectively because it can affect immunity and make the body vulnerable to
rashes and other health issues.