Is it because it is so hot out that it has been reacting with sweat? It's not for lack of bathing, that's for sure.
I have certain jewelry that will do that if I have sunscreen on; maybe that or some other lotion might be reacting to it?
Have you checked the Medic Alert website to see if this topic is addressed there? Or even e-mail them to ask this question?
It is a reaction that some people have to the metal. My wrist will turn black if I run in my stainless steel watch. Sometimes silver jewelry will do that to me as well. No big deal it washes off.
My watch (stainless steel & gold) turns my wrist black sometimes. I thought the watch band was dirty....
I may be wrong...but I thought it was possibly your body's reaction to nickel in the metal?
I was under the impression if nickel turned your skin black that you were anemic.
May just be an urban legend from when I was a kid though.
There's a bunch of info about 1/3 of the way down on this page on why gold turns skin black, and it includes reasons why any kinds of metal can turn your skin black.
I guess the anemia thing hasn't been proven or disproven.
We have a dog that is having this issue with her collor. All black on her neck. I have had so many people notice this lately. I think because she is so hot and that combination of sweat is a problem for her.
Just to add another anecdote, my mother's skin turns black under gold jewelry. Never knew what it was exactly, but it was apparently harmless.
Gold and other metals turns my skin black if I have had carbonated drinks. It's the acid level in my skin. I rarely drink any soda and have not had this problem lately.
It will also happen if I eat a lot of tomatoe based sauces, again the acid level.
It is harmless and has never caused any discomfort. Except when my wedding ring leaves a black ring on my finger and it appears to be cheap junk [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img]
Have a blessed day,
I always think it happens to me only when I eat alot of garlic? Maybe it is carbon drinks since it is usually when I am out for a fancy meal?
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