Post # 1
I had my ears pierced when I was 13 in a salon using a piercing gun and silver studs. I wore those studs until my ears healed then I wore whatever earrings I liked and occasionally had crusty ears! For the past 5 years I have barely worn earrings but when I do the holes swell and get really weepy. Do you think I should get silver studs to wear like I did as a kid or should I have them repierced as I heard if it’s done with a needle like a belly piercing it heels Better? Any similar experiences or advice? Thanks
Post # 2
Mojito77: Sounds like a nickel allergy. Same thing happens to me if I’m not careful with what kind of metal I stick in my ears. Titanium is my favorite for when I’ve set them off and am waiting for them to heal.
Post # 3
Could be an allergy as already stated.
You might want to try platinum.
Post # 4
You’re allergic. Stick to high quality precious metals, or titanium, and you should be fine.
Post # 5
Thank you for your replies, it’s so gross! its just typical that even my ear holes have expensive tastes!!
Post # 6
Mojito77: I have the same issue. I only wear gold or gold plated earrings. Everything else makes them itchy and icky.
Post # 7
Mojito77: I agree with PPs, it sounds like an allergy. A less expensive alternative is plastic post earrings.
Post # 8
I had issues with mine. For a while, I could only use the ones used for piercing, even my gold ones didn’t work. I finally gave up when even the piercing studs were causing problems. Silver were always bad for me, although I only had one pair and while they were advertised as nickel free, I’m not sure the of the quality.
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
Nickel allergy. I wear titanium, silver, yellow gold, and rose gold only. Everything else tears my ears up.
Post # 10
As someone who only has a nickel allergy when it comes to earrings…. I will fifth this. This is a nickel allergy. A lot of metals are mixed with nickel so it’s best to go to white gold or regular gold or pure silver. You can also coat your earring studs and backings with clear nail polish to prevent contact.<br /><br />I’ve found that hook earrings have less of a reaction than studs (Considering studs will have more surface contact) so that might also be a solution, or at least something to try.
Post # 11
Mojito77: Hey I have a similar problem. I got mine done over the holidays (age 14) with claires, silver painted gold studs. I took the 3 week healing treatment. It worked fine but I had trouble with puttingon/ taking off the butterfl so I switched to gold loops. And a couple of weeks back they started to crust. I left them out for 1-2 weeks and put them back in to day (kinda hard coz my ears heal fast) and my left ear started letting out this weird clear stuff. It felt almost oily. It also kinda hursts a bit if I touch or try to twist the earrings. What can I do. I don’t want to tell my parents in case they worry. But Im not sure I can do it alone
Post # 12
lusugkjv4: First off, stop twisting them. All you are doing is dragging any crusted materials back into the piercing. Ear piercings should be left alone for 6 weeks without changing them to heal them, so it was not weird that you had trouble putting them back in after only 3/4 weeks considering they were not healed. Soak them in a sea salt mixture (1/4 teaspoon NONIODIZED sea salt in 1 cup of water heated up as hot as you can stand it, dip your ears in and leave them in for a few minutes, wipe off any oozing anything with a qtip). Other than that, pratice the LITHA method—-leave it the hell alone. If the hoops are true gold, they are your best bet to keep in. Unless your cleaning it with the sea salt do not touch it, and really do not twist it. Do not keep changing them out until you’ve gotten them to a point where they are healed and do not hurt.
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom
I have two piercings in each lobe, and they were done with a gun. I never had a weeping problem, but ONE hole did bleed a little because it was put in crooked and something on the way in (OUCH!).
My naval ring on the other hand weeped on and off for the first year and a half. Turns out that while my ear lobes are made of ‘tougher stuff’ (though cheap earrings can make them ache) my naval ring can’t be anything less than precious metal.
Funny how the human body works!
Post # 14
This happened to me when I was younger. I started to stretch my ears and have really only had silicone in my ears. I do still get the occasional crustiness. I found that your piercing can’t breathe very well. Now that the piercing is healed it really doesn’t matter how you ahd them done. The guns only push the skin cells to the side which is why they say that the needles are better because it REMOVED the skin cells. But I would try either making your own sea salt soak or going to a hot topic store / buying on amazing a spray bottle of “H2ocean” it is a premade sea salt spray which kills infections and you should be good. I’ve used that on all my peircings and it helps heal them and kill any bacteria that may be present. 🙂