Why Did The Stainless Steel Medic Alert Pendant Turn DS\'s Neck Black? - Peanut Allergy Information

Why Did The Stainless Steel Medic Alert Pendant Turn DS\'s Neck Black?

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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.

On Jun 28, 2007

I have certain jewelry that will do that if I have sunscreen on; maybe that or some other lotion might be reacting to it?

On Jun 28, 2007

Have you checked the Medic Alert website to see if this topic is addressed there? Or even e-mail them to ask this question?


On Jun 28, 2007

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. Karen

On Jun 28, 2007

My watch (stainless steel & gold) turns my wrist black sometimes. I thought the watch band was dirty....

On Jun 28, 2007

I may be wrong...but I thought it was possibly your body's reaction to nickel in the metal?

On Jun 28, 2007

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.

On Jun 28, 2007

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.


On Jun 28, 2007

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. Good luck

On Jun 29, 2007

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.

On Jun 29, 2007

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, Bridget

On Jun 29, 2007

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?

------------------ Karalot

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