You could be allergic to your iPad

An Apple iPad was found to be the cause of an itchy body rash suffered by an 11-year-old boy recently treated at a Californian hospital. The popular tablet was found to contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.

An Apple iPad was found to be the cause of an itchy body rash suffered by an 11-year-old boy recently treated at a Californian hospital. The popular tablet was found to contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.

The boy had a common skin condition, but he developed a different rash that didn't respond to his usual treatment. Doctors were able to trace this to an iPad his family had bought in 2010. Putting the iPad in a protective case helped improve his condition.

While Nickel rashes aren't life-threatening, they can be uncomfortable and can require treatment. Apple were unable to confirm iPad's nickel content, and which devices contain traces of the metal.

Nickel allergies can affect people of all ages. Once a nickel allergy has developed, treatment can reduce the symptons but the condition will often remain for life.  

Source: The Age

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