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I used to have to wear only gold or silver earrings. I have some costume earrings that are very pretty. When I try and wear them, my ear lobes end up getting red and sore. I have to treat them by rubbing them with antibiotic cream. One day I thought, why not treat the earring post with the antibiotic cream and then put them in my earlobes. I coated the earring post with the antibiotic cream and then put them in. I was able to wear them all the day with no problem, soreness, or red earlobes. Now I am able to wear any earrings I want with no problems. Try this, it really worked great for me.
By Dorothy from New Creek, WV
Dorothy, I will try your suggestion. Thanks.... I guess I'm slow or, it just might be my time to try wearing earrings again. I have not worn earrings for around 40 years! Wish me luck! If you want, please contact me.
They should go in with a lot less trouble, or no trouble at all. Plain petroleum jelly works too, but I like the added insurance of keeping infection at bay that the ointment provides. If the earrings have a separate back piece, dab a bit of ointment on it too. This should take care of any icky seepage that tends to get crusty when you haven't worn earrings in a while.
By Gloria from upstate NY
If earrings won't go in front easy, I go to the back hole first and put them in and move the earring inside the hole to make the hole ready for the earring to go into the front. It works for me.
If some pierced earrings bother your ears (make them itch), coat the posts with clear nail polish and let dry for 24 hours. This may stop the itching.
By Cheryl from Nova Scotia, Canada
Some years ago I had trouble with inexpensive earrings, until I learned to dip the posts into either colloidal silver or other antibiotic ointment. For some reason, I'm no longer bothered, although I no longer seem to need the antibiotic.
Some of the earrings I wear have caused my ear lobes to break out, get itchy and turn red. I find that by putting clear nail polish on the backs of those earrings, I am able to still wear the earrings I really like. After some use, I find I need to re-apply the polish. It works great. By Barbie
I had a problem wearing any kind of earrings, no matter if they were silver, gold, etc. Then I tried what is called "nickle free" earrings. Now I can wear mine all day long without any itching or infections.
I seem to have an allergy to nickel since I cannot wear cheap earings without my earlobes bothering me. I decided to try putting a thin coat of clear nail polish on the stem and it has worked well for me for years.
If wearing "cheap" holiday earrings irritates your pierced ears, put a dab of antibiotic ointment on your ear, front and back, before inserting earrings. By Linda
My daughter has always had trouble with metal wires for her earrings. One day while we were in the local craft store, we found replacement French "wires" made out of plastic.
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I have sensitive ears and need to wear sensitive solutions earrings, but even when I wear those my ears are red, itching, and peeling. I thought sensitive solution earrings were suppose to help, not make the matter worse. What can I do?
By Alexis T. from Aurora, IL
Even earrings for sensitive ears may not be enough. Have you been tested for metal allergies, if not, perhaps you should consider it, even earrings for sensitive ears have metal. Or perhaps it is the backing piece if there is one, that you are sensitive to. You might only be able to wear hoops that hook into themselves or other similar styles.
You might try clear nail polish coating the posts and parts that touch ears. This has been my solution for similar problem. Good luck!
I have the same problem an finally I have found the answer ...they are called
"nickle free" earrings. some times they are hard to fine but look at Bealls, Kochs,
the dress barn. you will have to ask for them but they should say nickle free on the little card that the earrings come on hope this helps
How do I keep my ears from breaking out?
I use to have the same problem. For years I wore only real gold and silver jewelry, always envied the women with the wonderful costume jewelry. I found a trick if you put Neosporin on the back of the earring post as well as on your ear lobe, you won't have any problems. No more redness, itchy ear lobes, pain. It feels great to wear all the wonderful fashion pieces.
If you have a pair of studs that don't hurt your ears, and the cheap earrings you want to wear are dangley, usually there is a small loop/hole that attaches that dangley part of the earring to the cheap hook or stud piece that goes through your ear. Take of the cheap hook and feed the stud that doesn't hurt your ear. Voila! Interchangeable earrings that will never hurt again!