Recently my daughter had her ears pierced at our local mall and the ear-piercing specialist recommended she get hypoallergenic earrings for sensitive ears. The specialist said earrings of this type are made with less nickel so the metal itself does not cause irritation. Nickel is often what causes problems with some piercings.
My wife thought this was a good idea. She cannot wear high content nickel earrings as they will often time irritate her ears. Even swabbing the posts with rubbing alcohol does not help. Instead of postponing wearing earrings until the irritation resolves, simply pick the right kind of earrings in the first place.
Firstly shop at stores you trust to give yourself the best earring purchasing experience. Secondly, purchase surgical steel posts and screws for infants to protect against infection. In addition, if you must wear Nickle earrings avoid wearing them overnight.
There are a lot of styles available from some of the biggest retailers online such as Amazon. She was even able to find a set of canary yellow diamond earrings that did not irritate her ears.
How to Make Any Pair of Earrings Hypoallergenic
For those pairs of earrings you just absolutely love but that gives you a reaction here are a couple of things to try that might just help the situation.
Try painting the posts with a couple of coats of clear nail polish. This will create a barrier between the Nickle in the earrings and your ears once the polish has dried.
You can also clean the earrings with hydrogen peroxide. After that apply several coats of Vaseline. This is not a long term solution as the process usually has to be completed every couple of hours to keep your earrings hypoallergenic .