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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:12 pm 
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Hi All,

DD is increasingly interested in having her ears pierced.
I've done a lot of research (18k gold or surgical steel etc) but thought I would consult this amazing forum for feedback and real-lief experience.
Like many who have asthma/ana/eczema, she is very skin sensitive and also doesn't heal super fast...

Would appreciate hearing if you have been through piercing, what advice you would offer including whether you went to a "mall" place or piercing parlour etc, etc...

Would be nice to keep this as a regular coming of age event (minimising the potential allergy stuff while recognising that of course we need to take extra precautions)

Here's hoping!

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daughter: ana for egg, sesame, dairy, pistachio/cashew/hazelnut. on contact. allergic+ to soy protein isolate, environmental allergies (e.g. dogs, dust mites). asthma. eczema.
son: peanuts, tree-nuts, OAS, environmental allergies. asthma.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:50 pm 
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Check out this thread: viewtopic.php?f=29&t=5446&hilit=ear+piercing

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:52 pm 
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Thanks to Susan's advice on that other thread my daughter now has pierced ears :huggy

She had them done twice with traditional earrings and got infected quickly and had to let them close.

From our experience we recommend:

- medical plastic earrings (we did it at Ardene's in Canada)
- follow instructions carefully; e.g., don't touch ears
- keep the plastic earrings in longer than recommended
- time it so you won't be swimming or in hot tub
- after you change to other earrings put the plastic earrings back in at any sign of infection
- don't use the really cheap earrings or anything with nickel

That is how we did it the 3rd time with the ear piercing and she now wears lots of different earrings :banana

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:38 am 
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Glad your daughter is enjoying her earrings!

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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