Unexplained rash? Could be your iPad

Posted at 11:34 AM, Jul 14, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-14 11:35:28-04

Is your iPad making you sick?

It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals, CBS News reports.

Recent reports in medical journals detail nickel allergies from a variety of personal electronic devices, including laptops and cellphones. But it was an Apple iPad that caused an itchy body rash in an 11-year-old boy recently treated at a San Diego hospital, according to a report in Monday’s Pediatrics.

Nickel rashes aren’t life-threatening, but they can be very uncomfortable, and they may require treatment with steroids and antibiotics if the skin eruptions become infected, said Dr. Sharon Jacob, a dermatologist at Rady Children’s Hospital, where the boy was treated. Jacob, who co-wrote the report, said the young patient had to miss school because of the rash.

Read this complete story from CBS News, HERE.