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Have you heard of Metal sensitivities and allergies?
If not, it might be worthwhile to spend a few minutes and glance at our article.
You probably already know about sensitivity to nickel. Some people have skin rashes and blistering from jewelry, zippers, belt snaps, buttons and even cosmetics because of nickel.
Can other metals cause allergies in some sensitive individuals?
Yes, such as mercury, gold, titanium and palladium among many which are often used in dentistry and commonly seen as ‘safe’.
So if we can have allergies to metals which can affect our health, how should we think about that?
Talk with your health care provider about which metals could cause allergies if you experience unexplained symptoms such as chronic fatigue, inflammation in various body parts, or others after exposure to such metals and inquire which tests you could do to exclude a metal sensitivity.
A popular metal allergy test is the Melisa test developed by the late Dr Vera Stejskal.
Dr. Stejskal worked extensively in the field of Immunology and confirmed the correlation between exposure to metals and our immune response in the body. She founded the Melisa Institute which is supporting patients and practitioners around the world with the Melisa Allergy Testing. Many doctors, practitioners and patients are taking advantage of it to date.
Melisa Metal Exposure is absolutely worthwhile to click on and glance at the provided information.
‘MELISA is a blood test for the diagnosis of metal allergy. It is used worldwide by healthcare professionals to determine whether a patient is hypersensitive to metals commonly used in dental restorations or medical implants.
Here you can find on the Melisa website which metals are in use in Implants, Devices and Dental Restorations
Allergies seem to be on the rise in our modern world, and all types of doctors are becoming more aware of the possible adverse health affects due to metal exposure.
The British Society Of Ecological Medicine organized a conference on this theme in 2018, ‘Systemic effects of metal exposure in clinical practice’ – see the summary by Dr Shideh Pouria here.
Furthermore you can have a brief look at the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) should you be interested in further studies and news on that topic.
The FDA Issues Recommendations for Certain High-Risk Groups Regarding Mercury-Containing Dental Amalgam
Dr Stejskal’s video below gives in-depth information on metal sensitivities for sensitive patients out there who are looking for possible answers to their malaise.
Prof Vera Stejskal on Inflammation, Metals and other Allergens – Vimeo
This article represents only the personal opinion of the 7minutesonline team and should not be taken as medical advice. Please consult your healthcare provider should you need any professional advise or care.