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Earrings hurt my ears

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pippinandtog Thu 30-Jun-16 11:45:29

My ears get sore and itchy after only a couple of hours wearing earrings, even quite expensive ones.
The only ones that don't trouble me are those with an "andralok" fastening, but I've only seen them in Argos, limiting the range I can buy.
Are they sold in jewellers or anywhere else?

TrollTheRespawnJeremy Thu 30-Jun-16 18:47:47

You maybe have a nickel allergy and the backings you're using are cheap silver and high in nickel content?

Get some from a jewellers shop. (Not argos. Somewhere with a real jeweller who will know the difference) and give The a shot

CutYourHairAndGetAJob Thu 30-Jun-16 18:59:03

I am allergic to nickel and can only wear most earrings for an evening, any longer and Iget itchy sire ears like you describe for ordinary day to day wear I have silver hoops.

CutYourHairAndGetAJob Thu 30-Jun-16 18:59:50

You can also buy plastic backs

doctorboo Thu 30-Jun-16 19:20:04

I get my andralok earrings off eBay.

Cakescakescakes Thu 30-Jun-16 19:22:26

I have super allergic ears and can only wear titanium studs. I just order them online. Google allergy earrings and there's loads of options.

Blueberryblueberry Thu 30-Jun-16 19:36:36

Don't know about the backs but Sometimes a blob of Vaseline on your ears before putting them in can help - not for all the time but useful if you have specific earrings for an event or something? smile

PotOfYoghurt Thu 30-Jun-16 19:46:21

What about sterling silver? They don't bother mine while most others do.

mrsclooneytoyou Thu 30-Jun-16 19:53:13

I cover all earrings and backs in clear nail varnish due to my allergy.
I also do this with rings a metal buttons.

buttertoffee Thu 30-Jun-16 19:54:21

what metal/material you currently wearing?

pippinandtog Thu 30-Jun-16 20:02:59

Some tips worth trying here, thanks all.
Buttertoffee, currently wearing gold andralok earrings, which I can leave in all the time with no discomfort, so I think it's contact with a butterfly which causes irritation.

HyacinthBouquetNo1 Thu 30-Jun-16 20:05:11

I have titanium studs too, everything else makes my ears sore

Jammygal Thu 30-Jun-16 20:52:04

I'm the same can only wear sterling silver ;)

FuckingMother Thu 30-Jun-16 21:14:06

I can only wear gold - get me!
Try covering the posts in clear nail varnish. I also clean my ears and earrings in rubbing alcohol daily. I don't wear earrings anymore because of it but if I did, I would react to gold then it would calm down over a couple of weeks and they would be OK. I never wear cheap shit earrings. Within seconds my lobes go red and itchy then gunky. Clean your ears regularly and ensure you have clean hands and earrings.

Good luck

DangerQuakeRhinoSnake Thu 30-Jun-16 21:17:47

I used to dip the stems in vaseline before wearing.

Tiggeryoubastard Thu 30-Jun-16 21:20:13

It's the size of the posts sometimes - I can't wear earrings with really thick posts, they hurt. I always look at people with plugs in their ears with awe.

CotswoldStrife Thu 30-Jun-16 21:27:59

I have found my people - my ears do this too. I used to be able to wear any cheap earrings all kinds but now only gold <Bond song>. Have even tried stainless steel without success but with gunky ears (there is a company that specialises in earrings for sensitive ears) and my next hope was medical plastic.

TrollTheRespawnJeremy Thu 30-Jun-16 23:05:20

I wear wooden earrings as they seem to be fine as well

DramaAlpaca Thu 30-Jun-16 23:16:54

I have a nickel allergy & can only wear gold or silver earrings.

I have lots of cheap & cheerful dangly earrings & have replaced all the hooks with sterling silver ones that I bought online. I only ever buy gold or silver studs, making sure that the butterfly fastenings are gold or silver too.

MarklahMarklah Thu 30-Jun-16 23:22:21

I can only wear pure metals. Nickel etc. irritates.
That said, I wear silver hoops all the time. No idea when I last took them out.

MitzyLeFrouf Fri 01-Jul-16 00:01:12

I can wear sterling silver earrings and I can wear really cheapo ones but the in betweeny ones make my earlobes feel itchy and hot.

Passthecake30 Mon 04-Jul-16 21:47:16

Only sterling silver for me...anything else makes my ears hot or heavy...

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