Wallet of doom
So 30% of the population get a rash every time they open their wallet and get out some coins?
The British Association of Dermatologists is warning that excessive mobile phone use can lead to an unsightly rash across the face and ears and wants doctors to look out for it. The problem is caused by metal cases, which are increasingly popular as fashion becomes more important than function. Rubbing nickel-heavy alloy …
PROLONGED contact against SWEATY skin.
Also, fingertips are a whole lot less prone to such reactions. I play bass, the strings of which contain nickel, but never have a finger rash. However, a nickel alloy watch backplate will bring my wrist out in lumps in no time.
Maybe if someone held coins in their sweaty mitts all day, they would get a reaction (in the palms more likely)
Coins go in the pocket: the wallet is used for storing notes. A container for coins is called a purse (in the British, rather than American English, sense of the word) and are rightfully an object of derision, which is why they are hidden inside handbags (or purses, in the American, rather than British English sense of the word).
Anyway, what about SMS obsessives: surely their clammy texting fingers will also be covered in rashes and suppurating sores?
Doesn't quite work like that.... you need prolonged contact with something, holding a coin for 10 seconds doesn't quite, but a watch or similar where sweat etc gets trapped under it... leads to not a lot of fun here :(
Being allergic to aluminium is a pain with my Macbook Pro too!
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