Researchers Say Excessive Mobile Phone Use Causing Allergies and Skin Conditions

Researchers Say Excessive Mobile Phone Use Causing Allergies and Skin Conditions

When part of your body remains wet for too long, macerated skin treatment is required. Dermatologists are now saying there’s evidence that the excessive use of smart phones is causing skin diseases similar to an allergic reaction to bandage adhesives. The microwave radiation as well as metals used in the phone itself are believed to be the main causes, according to the India news platform Merinews.com.

Naturally, the part of the skin that’s affected the most by these conditions is the epidermis, the body’s top layer of protection. The epidermis, as the top layer of skin, does not contain blood vessels. While it is only about one-tenth of a millimeter thick, the epidermis is made of 40 to 50 rows of stacked cells called squamous cells or keratinocytes.

Human skin is composed of three layers of tissue in total: the epidermis, dermis and hypodermis. Redness, swelling, and the same kind of rash from bandage adhesive allergy seem to be the main effects of what researchers are calling, “mobile phone dermatitis.” The condition is even more prevalent in young users as their muscles and tissue is still developing in the formative years.

The #1 most common allergic reaction to an adhesive is in the form of a rash. This is termed as contact dermatitis. As per the National Institute of Health, one of the most common causes of this rash is latex.

As more and more parents are buying their young children cell phones the question should at least be considered: what’s the appropriate age to start regular cell phone use?

It’s believed the nickel contained in many phones could be one source of the problem.

While the condition doesn’t require macerated skin treatment it’s still an annoyance and potentially dangerous if someone develops a severe case. On the other hand, it’s unlikely people will start going backwards and giving up the device so many are now reliant on.

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