logo

THIS IS THE NEW SERVER - WE ARE STILL TWEAKING IT
Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
Amie Radores, Ella Smtih, gecelik, Alden Gill, Swen
58024 Registered Users
Forum Stats
58,024 Registered Members
417 Forums
116,819 Topics
830,799 Posts

Most users ever online: 615 @ 04/22/15 10:11 AM
Top Posters (30 Days)
Nancy Roussy 282
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches 191
"Rosie" 146
Mona - Astronomy 122
Angie 34
Deanna - New Age 29
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames 27
Angela - Drama Movies 20
CassieLyons 14
mary-tea1 12
Ad Income Supports Charity
Topic Options
#326043 - 07/01/07 03:30 PM Old ear piercings bleeding, irritated
ncsuemme Offline
Newbie

Registered: 01/17/07
Posts: 5
Loc: Raleigh, NC
So I've had my first ear piercings done since I was maybe 5 years old? And they've always been sort of sensitive, but I assumed part of that was, especially as I've gotten older, not keeping earrings in them all the time. A few years ago, I decided to do something really stupid, and get two more holes in both ears, at the same time, at one of those mall ear places. (Yeah, wrong wrong WRONG. mad ) I ended up having to go to a local parlor and get the studs taken out and rings put in, from infection. Those two holes have never been quite right. The upper ones on both ears got keloids/bumps, and they're just hard to keep tamed.


Anyway, sorry, rambling. But recently I bought some sensitive-ears studs, and put them in my first holes. They did fine for a few days, but did I go wrong wearing some dangly (non-sensitive) earrings? I wore them on Friday, and still, my holes are reddish and bloody. (Not all the time bleeding, but fairly often.)

Should I put the sensitive studs back in? Attempt to let them recover without earrings in them? What would be the best soother/healer? They have a tendency to scar up if they're left empty and irritated for too long, and it sort of creates the evil cycle of irritation. Advice?
_________________________
~emme

Top
#326048 - 07/01/07 04:33 PM Re: Old ear piercings bleeding, irritated [Re: ncsuemme]
~ Rae ~ Offline
Elephant

Registered: 10/11/02
Posts: 4055
Loc: Seattle, WA
It sounds like you might have a metal sensitivity, or that your ears get irritated by any weight on them. The very first ear piercings I ever got were in the 6th grade and are the only ones of the 21 earrings I wear that I ever take out. I've not worn much in them in the last few years, and they too now react to cheap metals and heavy weights.

I think ears can get callused or toughened-up from regular earring wear, and not doing so let's the tissue revert. If you want to heal them to tolerate earrings, find a hypo-allergenic metal that they like, put the earrings in and care for them as if they were new again. That's what works for me.
_________________________
Rae
about me * g+ * hubpages * squidoo * tumblr

Top
#327608 - 07/08/07 11:57 PM Re: Old ear piercings bleeding, irritated [Re: ~ Rae ~]
Suzeee86 Offline
Newbie

Registered: 07/08/07
Posts: 2
I agree that you need to have better quality jewelry in your ears, something either implant grade stainless or if you are really sensitive implant grade titanium or 18K Nickel-free gold that is palladium based. Check out Tommy T's Body Piercing website for some examples. They have a lot of gold jewelry.

BellaOnline ALERT: Raw URLs are not allowed in these forums for security reasons. Please use UBB code. If you don't know how to do UBB code just post here for help - we will help out!

Top


Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Brand New Posts
Dealing With Bereavement
by Tracy - Mental Health/Dating
Mental Health
Yesterday at 10:08 PM
Back in the saddle again!
by Lestie4containergardens
Container Gardening
Yesterday at 08:31 PM
My Cat
by "Rosie"
Cats
Yesterday at 08:12 PM
OgdenBlogden TerseVersen
by Lestie4containergardens
Poetry
Yesterday at 07:48 PM
Red Planet Reports
by Mona - Astronomy
Astronomy
Yesterday at 06:03 PM
What makes you BEAUTIFUL?
by Amie Radores
Beauty Basics
Yesterday at 02:01 PM
Hubble is now 26 - Happy Birthday
by Michelle - Teen & Reading Editor
Astronomy
Yesterday at 08:46 AM
Where are you and how is the weather?
by Michelle - Teen & Reading Editor
Inspiration
Yesterday at 08:44 AM
Who Are Your Favorite Authors?
by Michelle - Teen & Reading Editor
Reading
Yesterday at 08:42 AM
Nail Polish Galore
by Nancy Roussy
Body Care
Yesterday at 08:14 AM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online
0 registered (), 56 Guests and 2 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ad Income Supports Charity



| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2015 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.