Frames and nickel allergy?

Discussion in 'Glasses' started by Bill Johnston, Sep 16, 2003.

  1. I have a pair of glasses; they used to have a shiny goldish coating
    but it wore off. Some months after I got them I started to
    periodically get zits- suspiciously, they tend to be on my nose where
    the nose pads touch, below my eyes where the rims of the glasses tend
    to touch and leave green marks (the frame is slightly bent so they
    touch my face a lot), but also around my mouth for some reason. Could
    this be a reaction to the nickel? I've heard about nickel allergy, but
    this is acne, not a rash. I'm 23 and had thought I was past the acne
    stage, BTW.

    Anything to do short of getting new glasses? Such as applying some
    kind of coating?
    Bill Johnston, Sep 16, 2003
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    Jim Lawton Guest

    Acne is an infection. I got it on my forehead when I was 50!! Doc gave me some
    gel or other, and it disappeared after a couple of weeks. You might want to

    Jim Lawton, Sep 16, 2003
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    bryher Guest

    Used to be able to buy a type of varnish to paint on metal buckles etc to
    protect from allergic reactions. It looked like clear nail varnish & was
    available in chemists (drugstores if you're in the US). Might be too goopy
    to go on glasses frames properly tho.
    bryher, Sep 16, 2003
  4. It can. But it also can be an indication of nickel. Look at nickel salts.

    Repeating Decimal, Sep 19, 2003
  5. I picked up a package of shrink tubing (used for wiring connections) at
    Harbor Freight for 99 cents, picked the least offensive color (blue,
    red, white, black, "clear"), slid it onto the arms and held the bic
    under it until it shrunk tight enough to stay on.

    Problem solved, nobody's noticed my alteration to my cheap eyeglass
    frames, and I no longer have oozing blisters along my temples.

    It's hard to believe manufacturers of any kind of jewelery or medical
    device forgawdsakes would include an allergen known to bother huge
    numbers of people.
    Cedrick Lipkovitch, Sep 23, 2003
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