Nickel jewellery allergy, commonly known in the medical community as Allergic Contact Dermatitis (ACD), affects 15-20 percent of women. Nickel exposure is the most common cause of ACD. Its primary onset is during adolescent years and is marked by itchy red patches where costume jewelry touches the skin. Most people who have ACD are forced to discontinue wearing any jewelry that is not 18 Karat gold, silver, or surgical stainless steel. Other than avoidance of costume jewellery, the common treatment for nickel jewelry allergy is corticosteroids, which have side effects and only treat the symptoms.
Dermatologist, Dr. Steven A. Smith, MD, FACP, was searching for a better way to treat patients with nickel jewellery allergy and thus formulated Psorizide(R) Forte. “Psorizide(R) Forte is a prescription, biochemical homeopathic tablet that is safe and completely steroid free,” Dr. Smith said, a fellow of the American College of Physicians. “Most cases of common jewellery allergy can now be cured by a novel pill containing the actual offending agent — Nickel. A unique program of oral nickel desensitization (Psorizide(R) Forte) prevents this angry, itchy, red skin reaction that affects 15-20% of women.”Smith, a board certified dermatologist, has successfully cured many of his patients with so-called jewellery dermatitis. “From ancient times women have sought a cure for this frustrating skin beautification problem,” Smith said. “Previously women had to abstain from using costume jewellery altogether or use a corticosteroid, which only treats the symptoms, not the underlying problem. This is good news for millions of women. Psorizide(R) Forte can be prescribed by any licensed practitioner but is currently understood best by dermatologists and allergists. It works through a well-known process called desensitization. This process of desensitization is very similar to hay fever desensitizing shots given by allergy doctors; however, Psorizide(R) Forte is given orally. The idea is to initially administer very small doses of the allergic substance (nickel), then gradually increase the dose until the body begins to accept nickel instead of causing an allergic skin reaction.”A clinical case study treating nickel allergic patients with oral nickel (Psorizide(R) Forte) has been completed with positive results. 81 percent (48 out of 59) successfully completed a 6 week course of nickel desensitization. All patients available for post-study analysis, 11 out of 11 (100 percent), stated that their nickel jewellery reaction had improved markedly. All patients were able to wear costume jewelry without any allergic reaction (data on file). “Psorizide(R) Forte is an effective, inexpensive, safe, and easy to use, unique prescription treatment. It is the first alternative treatment developed in decades for this problem and the only one that reverses the root cause,” Dr. Smith said.(Source: American Academy of Dermatology : January 2007.)