After seeing a magazine picture of Beyonce wearing these elegant chandelier earrings, I knew at that moment that i needed to get my ears pierced and rock some bling too. I was scared of getting pierced but after that was done i was happy that in a few weeks i would be able to wear a wide variety of earrings. Unfortunately a few hours after getting pierced my lobes started swelling and had swallowed the stud. It turned out I was allergic to the nickel that is put in most earrings. No one had advised me to get pierced with surgical sticks instead. Never again! If you are not sure if you are allergic to nickel it is best to buy earrings that state that they are nickel-free. An article stated that “as many as one in five people have an allergy to this metal, and many more may develop one simply by wearing too much nickel too often.”Symptoms of contact dermatitis usually occur within six to 24 hours of exposure. The affected skin becomes red, swollen and often blistered or scaly. Eventually, the skin may darken and become leathery and cracked.
Choose your earrings carefully and avoid affecting your health.