Titanium Allergy

Titanium Allergy Signs & Problems. Common Allergies and Symptoms With Titanium Metals.

Titanium is one of the most useful and versatile metals around and is the 9th most abundant element on Earth. 

It's used commercially in air crafts, missiles, submarines, and ships. It can also be used for everyday items such as golf clubs, earrings, bicycles, and computers.

However, some people can develop an allergic reaction to titanium. A titanium wedding band caused my friend's finger to become blackened. A rash developed and she had to get the ring cut off.

Titanium Allergy Is Widespread

It affects millions of people in the U.S. and around the world. Symptoms can be from the actual metal or from another kind of allergy known as titanium dioxide allergy. Among many other products, titanium dioxide is used in sunscreens, cosmetics, paint, food coloring, plastics, paper, and certain medications.

What Is An Allergy?

An allergy is your body's hyperactive state when it come into contact with something its allergic to. For most people, an allergy to titanium is not serious. For those who are allergic to titanium the signs and symptoms usually develop within a few minutes to hours after coming into contact with a product that contains the allergen.

Some people can have an allergic reaction or intolerance which causes unwanted symptoms. Symptoms vary from person to person and can display themselves in a variety of ways. 

There is tons of information about titanium on the internet so I'll encourage you to do your research.

Allergy Symptoms

Titanium sensitivity can cause allergic reactions such as:

  • Rash
  • Red Skin
  • Coughing
  • Watery eyes
  • Hives
  • Itching
  • Irritation at the site of contact
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome 
  • Muscle pain
  • Skin lesions

Titanium Allergy Treatment

  • Ask about skin patch testing, this is when a small amount of titanium is placed on the skin then is covered with a patch for a few days. If the doctor sees the skin is irritated you most probably had an allergic reaction.
  • Check with your doctor or allergist for any prescription medications. Ask about creams or ointments you can use to lessen the affects of your allergies.
  • For an allergy to titanium dioxide you'll want to carefully read all product labels 
  • Get yourself tested for allergies before going into surgery or receiving a titanium implant.
  • Your doctor may advise you to use some mild ointment for local application on the skin surface
  • Remove the titanium object that is causing the allergy such as earrings, rings, necklaces, and other forms of jewelry. Look for hypoallergenic earrings and jewelry. 
  • Talk with your dentist about your titanium implants.

If you think you have a titanium allergy or an intolerance it's best to talk to your doctor or allergist. Another good avenue is a local chiropractor that does Applied Kinesiology Muscle Testing for allergies. The doctor, allergist, or chiropractor can perform a series of tests to determine the root cause of the allergy and treat it accordingly.

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