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Paragard IUD allergic reactions?

I got a Paragard (Copper) IUD inserted about a month ago. Just about 2 days ago, I started to experience symptoms of contact dermatitis on my upper body (shoulders, chest, arms, face, neck). I was wondering if I was having an allergic reaction to the Copper IUD? I'm aware that there is Nickel and Copper in the device, and I'm not sure if I'm allergic to those metals or not. Hormonal forms of birth control are not ideal for me, so this is the best form of non-hormonal birth control I could use. Let's say this was an allergic reaction to the IUD, is there any way to cure the dermatitis without removing the IUD? I am desperate to make this work as this is the only form of birth control that works for me. In my opinion, I also do think that a month is a bit long to experience an allergic reaction from this device, so the IUD may not be the causal factor? I'm just confused because I haven't used anything else that would otherwise irritate my skin
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replied December 25th, 2017
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Allergic dermatitis with metal occurs if it touches your skin only? Does this IUD touches your skin? Of course not.So,it can not be responsible for your skin rashes.Do not go for a self diagnosis.Meet your GP and take his help.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care





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