I am allergic to nickel. What must I follow with the food?

I am allergic to nickel. What must I follow with the food?

Nickel allergies are triggered through direct contact with material containing nickel. In general it is a mere contact allergy. With a small percentage of people, eating food items containing nickel can cause skin irritations. T-cells are cells of the defence system which absorb nickel ions and convert them into memory cells. When a fresh contact with nickel occurs, the memory cells spill out messengers which lead to an inflammatory reaction. The symptoms range from skin rashes to systematic manifestations, which vary from slight to severe. A severe form of nickel allergy is the systematic nickel allergy syndrome, which appears with chronic-systematic symptoms (headaches, itching, gastro-intestinal diseases such as coeliac disease). Those who react allergically towards nickel should avoid all food items which contain nickel in bigger quantities. Food containing nickel: cocoa products, pulses, nuts and seeds, shellfish, cabbage, soya, maize flour, natural yeast, wheat products containing gluten …