Gold Sodium Thiosulfate Allergy Facts

Below is a compilation of information from TrueTest.com, ContactAllergy.com, DermNetnz.org, and the U.S. National Library of Medicine. This information may not be complete, check with your doctor if you have further questions.

What is Gold Sodium Thiosulfate?

Gold Sodium Thiosulfate is a metal used primarily in jewelry, dental work, and in gold plating.

How To Avoid Gold Sodium Thiosulfate
  • Avoid direct skin contact with gold or gold-plated products.
  • Avoid direct skin contact with gold or gold-plated products.
  • Check all gold-appearing jewelry for a stamp that indicates the purity (1-999 or .1-.999) or the karat (10K, 14K, 18K, 22K, or 24K). Also avoid all gold-plated jewelry.
  • Inform your healthcare providers, including dental providers, that you are allergic to gold sodium thiosulfate. Ask that they use products free from this allergen.
  • Gold fillings do NOT need to be removed unless significant oral disease is present and associated with a positive patch test.
Other names for Gold Sodium Thiosulfate to Look For and Avoid

To reduce reactions from gold sodium thiosulfate avoid products with the following names in the list of ingredients, Materials Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), or package insert.
Auranofin
Auricidine
Aurocidin
Aurolin
Auropex
Auropin
Aurosan
Aurothion
Aurothiodulfate natrium
Aurothiosulfate sodium
Bis (monothiosulfato-(2<)-0,S) aurate (3<0) trisodium
Bis (monothiosulfato)aurate(3<) trisodium
Crisalbine
Crytion
Double thiosulfate of gold and sodium
Gold sodium thiomalate – injectable therapeutic gold
Gold stannate
Gold trichloride – gold chloride
Hyposulfite sodium
Myochrysine
Novacrysin
Potassium bromoaurate
Potassium dicyanoaurate
Ridaura
Sanochrysine
Sel de Fordos et Gelis
Sodium aurothiomalate
Sodium aurothiosulfate
Sodium chloraurate
Sodium thiosulfoaurate
Sulfocrisol
Thiochrysine

What products contain Gold Sodium Thiosulfate or one of its components?*

Ammonia remover
Ceramics
Coins
Cosmetics
Dental restortration/fillings & implants
Electronics
Enamels
Eye prostheses
Glassware
Gold or gold-plated jewelry
Gold-plated dinnerware
Gold-plated intracoronary stents
Gold-plating processes
Intracoronary stents
Iodine remover
Jewelry
Leather tanning
Medical and dental devices or implants
Medicines and pharmaceuticals
Photography
Pool supplies
Porcelain and gilding glass
Rheumatoid arthritis treatment

* This list may not be all-inclusive. Read product labels carefully and talk to your doctor if you have any questions. Product formulations may change from time to time without notice. Talk to your doctor for specific instructions. For additional information about products that might contain gold sodium thiosulfate or a related substance, go to the Household Products Database online (householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov) at the United States National Library of Medicine.

Products That May NOT Contain Gold Sodium Thiosulfate?*

There was no information available at the time of this publication regarding products without this chemical.

* This list may not be all-inclusive. Read product labels carefully and talk to your doctor if you have any questions. Product formulations may change from time to time without notice. Talk to your doctor for specific instructions. For additional information about products that might contain gold sodium thiosulfate or a related substance, go to the Household Products Database online (householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov) at the United States National Library of Medicine

Nancy’s Personal Experience

This has been the easiest chemical to avoid. My gold allergy has not affected my daily life much, except for an emotional toll. It would not seem giving up wearing a ring that was my mothers that meant a great deal to me would be so hard to let go of.

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