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Titanium allergy

I was in a car accident 4 yrs ago.I had to have a titanium plate put in to protect my skull. My forehead is breaking out in a small rash. Is it possible that I am allergic to the titanium?
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620923 tn?1452915648

  Hi...I would  think if u were allergic u would have had a reaction much sooner than 4 yrs later.....I would look at ne meds u might be taking, supplements or a new shampoo or conditioner....

  Talk to ur Dr.

  "selma"
351246 tn?1379682132
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Hi
Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
Normally a rash is caused by a titanium piece-usually jewelry touching the skin. An implant usually does not cause a localized allergic reaction. IT can either cause a generalized rash, or a burning sensation, listlessness, pain at the site or even a feeling of extreme fatigue, low grade fever etc. Again titanium implant allergy is rare. However, do consult your doctor for clarification. In all probability it is some other allergy or dermatitis, or eczema. You may need to consult a skin specialist. Take care!
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