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Old 09-29-2010, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I'm not sure if this belongs in health and wellness or here. Anyways. I used to be able to wear any kind of earring as well as fashion earrings. A few years ago I developed some kind of strange allergy. Any kind of earring I wear even 14 k gold give me an infection and causes a lot of pain. I haven't tried 18k.
I even bought nickel free earrings from an on-line specialty shop and even those bother me.
Anyone else have this problem? Any idea what coud be causing it. I'd really love to be able to wear earrings again.
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Ask a dermatologist? If it's some allergy, maybe he/she can direct you to some other type of material.
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:40 PM
 
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Would a dermatologist know? Or an allergist. I'm going to the dermatologist later this month anyways.
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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It seems to me a dermatologist (a decent one) would know (at least be able to diagnose correctly if it's a skin condition, allergy, whatever)
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Old 09-29-2010, 11:47 PM
 
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I have that problem. Often, it's a reaction to other metals in the earrings. I have lots of holes in my ears and I only wear titanium, and it's been fine. Maybe that will work for you?
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Old 09-30-2010, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Way up north :-)
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Have you tried cortisone cream? That helps me a lot. Dab of lavender oil takes away the sting too, but make sure you dilute it first.
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Old 09-30-2010, 12:59 AM
 
Location: New York
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If I wear cheap earrings then the same thing happens to me so If I really want to wear them I paint the stem and any part that touches my skin with clear nail polish..... It doesn't give you the root of the problem but it may solve the rash temporarily.....
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Old 09-30-2010, 01:06 AM
 
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some kind of strange allergy, it seems very serious.u should be don't wear it.
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Old 09-30-2010, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Canada
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I can't figure it out.It may seem petty but I love earrings and I can't wear them.
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:56 AM
 
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It's not petty. I have problems with earrings too. I think the problem is that I wear cheap earrings and the metal flakes. The nicer ones I have, I wash the posts with soap and water every time, and I dab on some Neosporin before putting them in. That helps, unless the metal is flaking, and then they hurt within an hour.
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