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My ears piercings get infected very easily, i've tried sensitive earrings & sterling silver but they infect my ear.Is there somthing else I should try?

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Gold?

Gold may help. Less likely to irritate and inflame your ears.
"sensitive earrings" sometimes still contain nickel [and also depends on the quality of the outer covering]. Sterling silver has some copper in it [are you allergic to copper?]. Anyway, gold might be an alternative - although $$$.

In brief: Gold?

Gold may help. Less likely to irritate and inflame your ears.
"sensitive earrings" sometimes still contain nickel [and also depends on the quality of the outer covering]. Sterling silver has some copper in it [are you allergic to copper?]. Anyway, gold might be an alternative - although $$$.
Dr. Francine Yep
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Dr. Louise Andrew
Emergency Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Infection unlikely

More likely to be a sensitivity to metal.
They make some kind of guards for posts---they're plastic sleeves that go around the metal. But it may require a larger hole than you have. You could try coating the earring with vaseline or even Bacitracin before inserting it---this would give some barrier between your skin and the metal. And if it really is infection, Bacitracin would also help.

In brief: Infection unlikely

More likely to be a sensitivity to metal.
They make some kind of guards for posts---they're plastic sleeves that go around the metal. But it may require a larger hole than you have. You could try coating the earring with vaseline or even Bacitracin before inserting it---this would give some barrier between your skin and the metal. And if it really is infection, Bacitracin would also help.
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