you need to have testing done so that the allergic reaction can be documented. Each time you come into contact with the agent your reaction will amplify until you may have an anaphylactic response. If you do not have a medic alert bracelet you should invest in one. Mine has my drug and more serious allergens listed. It stays on my wrist day and night.
I have had three separate skin allergy scratch tests performed (various states mean one needs various allergy serums) and one week long contact allergen study performed by my dermatologist. The scratch tests showed various environmental allergens and food allergens including seafood (shrimp), mushrooms, strawberries, coconut, wheat, and I would have to dig out my list for the rest. The contact allergen study was performed by placing pastes of gels on little dime sized disks. These disks were affixed to tap sixteen to a strip of wide masking tape. Then the strip was taped to your back. It stayed in contact with your skin for 48 to 72 hours. Mine was placed on Monday and 9 am and removed Wednesday at 4 pm. No water or washing or scratching of your back allowed.. (and I so wanted to put my back up to a wall or post and rub like you see animals doing.
) The MD makes notes on what has reacted and the size then you get to wait another 48 hours Friday at 4 pm for me. Where they look over the spots again make finally notations and tell you what are your dominant allergens. I was allergic to iodine, cobalt, and nickle, he found the reaction impressive and the combination of all three very rare. Also allergic to formaldehyde, propylene glycol (this is in everything from your soap/shampoo/conditioner/deoderant to baked cakes and preserved meat!), some rare urea compounds that break down into formaldhyde as well.
As the month go by my allergies are getting worse. This and my mom finally telling me that she and her sisters and her grandmother had thyroid issues led me to crack down and request extensive thyriod testing as part of the second pregnancy planning phase.
As to jewelry I can only do gold, sterling silver, titanium and platinum as well.
I had to get the titantium medic alert bracelet because the steel one caused my skin to fester under it. I am a bit curious as to those with thyroid issues having allergies to iodine, and cobalt as well. I wonder if it has to do with the dysfunction of or thyroids and if removing the thyroid would make it better.