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Which nontoxic metals can help you avoid an allergic reaction from piercing?

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To avoid an allergic reaction, use only nontoxic metals, such as:

  • Surgical-grade steel
  • 14- or 18-karat gold
  • Titanium
  • Niobium
  • Platinum

From: Piercing WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

TeensHealth from Nemours: "Body Piercing."

Palo Alto Medical Foundation web site: "Piercing."

Family Doctor web site: "Body Piercing."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on February 12, 2019

SOURCES:

TeensHealth from Nemours: "Body Piercing."

Palo Alto Medical Foundation web site: "Piercing."

Family Doctor web site: "Body Piercing."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on February 12, 2019

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