How to identify nickel products
- If a patient is unsure whether a product contains metal, they may call the manufacturer.
- Patients can purchase a nickel testing kit (such as Spot Test for Nickel KitT) at local pharmacies. The kit contains two bottles of clear fluid:
dimethylglyoxime and ammonium hydroxide. The patient applies one drop of each solution to the object in question. Then a cotton ball or Q-tip is rubbed on the object. If the cotton ball or Q-tip turns pink, the object contains nickel.
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