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#11 luckygirl

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    Posted 13 January 2009 - 03:12 PM

    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.

    #12 Alyssa

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      Posted 13 January 2009 - 05:25 PM

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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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      Originally Posted by Tlseege
      Yup, what you described is my ears! If I wear fake earrings they get infected within minutes. It's just lovely
      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!

      #13 TATrisha

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      Posted 13 January 2009 - 06:26 PM

      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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      #14 beachbride08

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        Posted 13 January 2009 - 06:53 PM

        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.
        Michelle

        #15 Hartyt509

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          Posted 13 January 2009 - 07:07 PM

          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

          #16 Jennifer Davis

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            Posted 13 January 2009 - 08:42 PM

            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.

            #17 Alyssa

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              Posted 14 January 2009 - 12:23 PM

              i am going to try the perioxide Jen thanks!

              #18 Jennifer Davis

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                Posted 14 January 2009 - 09:38 PM

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                i am going to try the perioxide Jen thanks!
                Cool. Hope it works as well for you as it did for me!




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