U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Health and Wellness > Allergies
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
 
Old 12-06-2007, 11:22 PM
 
Location: right outside your window
605 posts, read 651,779 times
Reputation: 64

Advertisements

About twice a year, I get a really bad infection in my earlobes. My whole skull and the lymph nodes get inflamed. I go on an antibiotic.
Are there any docs in the house to tell me if I'm on the right antibiotic? I put a call into my doc, because I looked up the antibiotic, and it doesn't treat "skin" bacteria....Septra DS....inner ear infections, yes. Skin appendages, no.
I think it's nickel because it happens when I wear certain necklaces sometimes as well as certain bracelets. Is there any way to find out if I'm allergic and how? I feel sick.
Also, do I need to wear only real expensive earrings, or maybe just stop wearing any?
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 12-06-2007, 11:30 PM
 
12,625 posts, read 18,098,337 times
Reputation: 2989
Well maybe not real expensive earrings but ones that are sterling without a nickel base or hypo allergenic. Gold are good too. I think some posts may be stainless also, not the earring but the part that goes in the ear. My sis in law is allergic to nickel and has a problem with jewerly.
Good Luck....

I also might get another Dr.s opinion on the infection if you can. Swollen lymph nodes is worrisome.

Last edited by Miborn; 12-06-2007 at 11:31 PM.. Reason: add
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-07-2007, 03:57 PM
 
Location: All around the world.....
2,886 posts, read 7,484,202 times
Reputation: 1048
Quote:
Originally Posted by WannaBNorCal View Post
About twice a year, I get a really bad infection in my earlobes. My whole skull and the lymph nodes get inflamed. I go on an antibiotic.
Are there any docs in the house to tell me if I'm on the right antibiotic? I put a call into my doc, because I looked up the antibiotic, and it doesn't treat "skin" bacteria....Septra DS....inner ear infections, yes. Skin appendages, no.
I think it's nickel because it happens when I wear certain necklaces sometimes as well as certain bracelets. Is there any way to find out if I'm allergic and how? I feel sick.
Also, do I need to wear only real expensive earrings, or maybe just stop wearing any?
Just wear hypoallergenic ones; until you are sure,
See an allergist and get tested it.
The only one that can tell you about the antibiotic is the doctor who placed you on it in the first place; since he must have had in mind what antibiotic to target the type of infection he believed you had.
Hope you feel better
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-08-2007, 05:29 AM
 
5,006 posts, read 13,812,721 times
Reputation: 2417
I quit wearing earrings years ago. It didn't matter if the posts were gold or whatever I still had burning and itching ears.
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:
Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Health and Wellness > Allergies
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. | Please obey Forum Rules | Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top