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Here's an update from the jeweler, sometimes moisture trapped under a piece of jewelry can cause irritation. Do you sleep on your right side or place a headpiece or phone on your right ear? Could it be infected from something like that? The jeweler told me to keep the jewelry off and use neosporin and/ or hydrocortisone.

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idk but does platinum need to be replated or redipped? (like white gold does with rhodium?)
Abbie - these are solid platinum earrings and FYI i have never heard of platinum being coated or dipped just white gold (b/c it is not really white KWIM)

maybe you need to have them redone??
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Yup, what you described is my ears! If I wear fake earrings they get infected within minutes. It's just lovely sad.gif Thankfully my sister works for a fine jeweler so I finally have options with my earrings. I too have noticed that some of my normal earrings are now infecting my ears. I clean them, and it still doesn't work. Then I take them to my sister and she cleans them... and all is well. It's something about the way that they clean them that allows me to keep wearing them. I don't thinks he uses any alcohol, just high pressured air and water. Perhaps it's the alcohol that you are also very sensitive to?
the alcohol? interesting! Trish - ask your sister what she thinks - this sucks!

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Here's an update from the jeweler, sometimes moisture trapped under a piece of jewelry can cause irritation. Do you sleep on your right side or place a headpiece or phone on your right ear? Could it be infected from something like that? The jeweler told me to keep the jewelry off and use neosporin and/ or hydrocortisone.
i never sleep with any jewelry on. so sorry about your ring finger that is crazy!

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Honestly... my sister thinks I'm nuts! :) She's seen it multiple times and knows that I'm not lying... but she can't explain it.

Thankfully swarvski crystals are typically solid gold posts and backs so i can finally buy really awesome earrings at a fraction of the typical gold cost.

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Alyssa, I have had the same problem. My ears were pierced when I was a baby and I always had to wear gold earrings or they would get infected. My dad got me a pair of white gold diamond studs years ago and I wear them every day and sleep with them in. I usually have no problem, but every once in awhile I will have a flare up. I usually will take them out for a day or two and clean them again before I put them back in. That usually does the trick. I'm not sure what causes the flare ups because I am pretty anal about cleaning my jewelry and wiping down my phones with alcohol wipes.

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I get it 2 for some strange reason. I can only wear gold and as I don't wear yellow gold the white gold wears off after a while. I tend to take them out clean them and leave them for a couple of days give the ears a breather and that works.

 

My worse is my belly ring god that gets infected at the drop of a hat. I burst it again yesterday which freaks everyone out but sometimes it has to be done lol

 

My advice taken them out for a day or so, let it settle down and try again

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I used to get infections quite often until I became a peroxide junky!

 

I soak all my earrings in hydrogen peroxide before I put them in regardless of what they are made of. If I leave in the same pair of earrings for an extended period of time (like my diamond studs) I dip a q-tip in peroxide and press it to my earlobe, both front and back, to "degerm" my earring hole.

 

I have no issues now - regardless of the material the earrings are made out of.

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