Your iPad could be giving you a skin rash

CHICAGO (AP) — Got an unexplained skin rash? Well, according to a case report released from Pediatrics on Monday, it might be from your iPad.

The report comes from San Diego where an 11-year-old boy was treated from a nickel allergy that doctors found out was caused by his iPad.

Previous reports have found nickel allergies caused from other personal electronic devices, including laptops and cellphones. Also jewelry, zippers and eyeglass frames have been known to cause these allergies.

Nickel allergies are not life-threatening, but they can be uncomfortable. In addition, study authors say doctors need to consider electronic devices as potential sources when patients are seeking treatment for skin rashes. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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