Most common source of contact with this chemical is jewelry, dental materials and gold injections for arthritis.
It may take many months after stopping exposure to gold for the dermatitis to clear.
Let you dentist know of this allergy.
Many individuals that have a positive patch test reaction to gold will not show any relevance to their skin dermatitis.
Gold filing does NOT need to be removed unless there is significant oral disease associated with a positive patch test.
Other names you may see this chemical:
Double thiosulfate of gold and sodium
Hyposulfite of gold and sodium
sel de Fordos et Gelis
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Where is it found?
What is it?
Hints on avoiding:
Gold sodium thiosulfate
Potential Occupational Exposures:
This information is provided as educational only and is
not intended to substitute for medical care or recommendations by a physician.