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How do you know if you're allergic to fake jewelry?

Or not even allergic, necessarily; just that your body rejects it.

 
banana-bear

Asked by banana-bear at 1:53 AM on May. 24, 2011 in Health

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Answers (5)
  • Bananabear - I stopped wearing earrings because the only thing I could tolerate was surgical steel posts and even that caused me issues at times.

    My ears would get the same as you've described and I was told by the doctor I was seeing at the time that it was because I was allergic.
    ldmrmom

    Answer by ldmrmom at 12:11 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • i brake out in a rash or my skin will get red like its infected
    Sarah1720

    Answer by Sarah1720 at 1:55 AM on May. 24, 2011

  • well i'll turn blue and green , not red though.a trick i learned from my mom is to use clear nailpolish and paint the jewelry, let it dry and voila, no more consequences.
    fefe87

    Answer by fefe87 at 1:57 AM on May. 24, 2011

  • Rash where the jewelry is.
    momavanessa

    Answer by momavanessa at 2:24 AM on May. 24, 2011

  • If my ear lobes get sore, red and warm and develop a lump where the hole is after only wearing the earrings for a few hours.....would that mean I'm allergic? Or could it be because I haven't worn earrings in years? (I don't ever recall having reactions with gold though - no matter how long I went in between wearing jewelry or not.)

    banana-bear

    Comment by banana-bear (original poster) at 1:59 AM on May. 24, 2011