Unexplained rash? There could be nickel in your iPad

Nickel has been found in the plastic coating of iPads and other electronic devices. Credit: PA

Unexplained rash? Check your iPad, because it may contain nickel.

The most common allergy-inducing metal was discovered in various electronic devices, including laptops and mobile phones.

But an Apple iPad was found to be the culprit of an itchy rash which covered the body of an 11-year-old boy in America recently.

Apple spokesman Chris Gaither said reactions like this were 'extremely rare' and added the company's products were made from the highest quality materials which met the same strict standards for jewellery in both the US and Europe.

Research shows women tend to react more to nickel than men. But it doesn't mean you have to stop using your iPad as a protective cover on the plastic coating should stop nickel coming into contact with skin.