11-year-old gets rash from iPad - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

11-year-old gets rash from iPad

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SAN DIEGO - If you have an unexplained rash, your iPad may be the problem.

An 11-year-old boy was recently treated at a San Diego Hospital for an itchy body rash that did not respond to usual treatment. Doctors traced the cause to the boy's daily use of his iPad.

Turns out the boy is allergic to nickel, a common allergy-inducing metal. Doctors tested his iPad and found a chemical compound found in nickel in the iPad's outside coating.

The boy got better after putting a protective case on his iPad.

Researchers have found about 25 percent of children who get skin tests for allergies are allergic to nickel.
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