Monday, July 14
(Undated) -- Children who use iPads could get a rash if they happen to be allergic to nickel. Dermatologists think the devices may be the reason they're seeing more cases of contact dermatitis in kids. Pediatricians recommend parents either choose a metal-free cover or case when buying an iPad, or apply duct tape so there's a barrier between the device and the child's skin. Allergic reactions to Apple laptops and iPhones have previously been reported. The case of an 11-year-old boy whose dermatitis was linked to an iPad appears in today's issue of the journal "Pediatrics."