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WHY DO MY EARS HURT WHEN I WEAR FAKE EARRINGS

This will be a quick one -- your ears hurt because you are most probably wearing fake earrings! We’ve talked about this before with crusty ears, and we’ll talk about it again because it is the number one reason for ear trouble. If you care for the health of your ears at all, please stop wearing fake earrings. 

 

 

It’s totally normal for your ears to feel a bit painful when they are freshly pierced. But if you’ve had your piercings for a while and they still hurt when you wear earrings, it might be time to re-examine your earring purchases. 

 

 

Sometimes it’s more than just a sore earlobe. Some people experience swelling, itchiness and in some extreme cases, discharge of pus and bleeding. 

 

To be fair, not all cases of pain are a result of wearing fake earrings. It could be a result of an allergic reaction to the metal in the earring. Some people are allergic to nickel, others to silver. 

 

 

So how do you know if you are allergic to these metals? 

 

According to WebDB, the symptoms will usually be visible within 12 to 48 hours of coming in contact with the metal. The symptoms are:

 

  • Itchiness
  • Redness
  • Dry patches
  • Rashes

Advanced Symptoms

  • Swelling. Blisters in extreme cases
  • Crustiness and scaling.
  • Pus discharge
  • Bleeding

 

If you notice these extreme symptoms with your earlobes, seek medical attention right away. 

 

 

My symptoms are not extreme, so how do I take away the pain in my earlobes after wearing earrings?

 

  • You know how they say prevention is better than cure? We fully endorse that message. If you’re going to get your ears pierced, have it done with sterile, surgical-grade, stainless steel instruments. Contrary to popular belief,  piercing guns are not good for piercing because they contain nickel. 

  • If your ears are already pierced and are hurting, you might want to give your ears a break. Stay off earrings for a while. 

  • When you do wear earrings, make sure you wear original earrings from trusted sources. If you're allergic to nickel, ensure that the earrings you buy are hypoallergenic. At Leyloon, we have a wide selection of hypoallergenic earring options you can choose from. 

  • Disinfect both your earrings and your piercings often to clear any bacteria build-up. 

  • Thoroughly clean your ears with antibacterial soap during showers/baths. 

 

We hope this helps! If you have any tips or questions, please feel free to let us know in the comment section below.

 

We’ll leave you with a cute cuddly pup to alleviate all your ear pains! 😘🥰🐶

 

 

Good luck!

 

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4 comments

  • Dear Brielle, don’t let your earrings sink. Maybe you’re not cleaning, caring and paying attention enough to your ears. Lets understand that by creating a hole in your ear, you’re responsible for extra care. Because your body naturally doesn’t make a hole for itself, so it doesn’t know what you’re doing with your body. So it reacts to it. That means you have a healthy body. Reaction means you took an action so the results carry a reaction. Any physical change in your physiology, especially when you’re visually able to see it, is a way of communication. Your body is trying to address a problem. Now in your case your body is reacting to something that it’s not happy about. So you can’t ask anyone if it’s okay to wear those fake earrings. This is your body that makes the decision. If it’s showing you that it doesn’t like it with its own language, believe it, it’s on your side.

    Kristina
  • Hello! I’ve had earrings for almost 2 years, but I’ve had more problems than I have expected. I tried to go to a local tattoo shop/piercing business and ask for advice. I have seen that people keep the back of the earring next to the lock? After a while, I got concerned that my earrings are sinking into my earlobe. It already happened one time to me, and it was into my ear. Finally, It got better and I wanted to try out fake earrings! So, would it be normal to have just a bit of crust around the earlobe? Thank you!😃

    Brielle
  • Dear Hellen, Healing process means your body is trying to make things right when they are not. Would that be helpful to push your body harder to opposite direction you think? 🤔
    I’d be patient for only 6 weeks then try other stuff. If you’re too excited to try other ear piercings during this time, then make sure that they’re made of clinical titanium(cheap) or platinum(expensive) , because our bodies are usually fine with these metals.😊
    However, never take risks around your health and always listen to the pain or your body reaction.

    Kristina
  • So I just finished getting the top part of my ears Pierced, but ears are allergic to fake earrings, will that have an effect on the healing process ?

    Hellen

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