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Sensitive Ears? Try This Earring Trick!

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My mom didn’t let me get my ears pieced until I was 18 years old.  So I feel like waiting that long really helped me to appreciate getting to wear earrings.  Now I wear them all the time!  Basically, if I’m leaving the house I wear earrings.

However, within the past year my ears started to get really sensitive.  I was super sad because even the earrings for sensitive ears started bugging me.  I kind of stumbled upon this little trick by accident and it has worked like a charm!  Now I wear whatever kind of earrings I want.

Just use vaseline.  Dip the pointy part of your earrings in the vaseline.  Then put them in your ears like normal.  The vaseline seems to coat the earrings and will prevent your ears from getting sore.


Hope you enjoy this trick as much as I do!

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  1. April 05/14/2013 at 5:32 am

    I do the same thing with triple antibiotic ointment! Works like a charm!

    • Jennifer L.-D. 03/06/2014 at 7:42 am

      I will try this… I have used Vaseline on my daughter’s ears, and they still become sore. :( Thanks for the tip.

      • Roberta 10/05/2014 at 6:45 pm

        I use clear nail polish. I paint it on let it and let dry. I usually don’t have to do it again. Hope this helps.

  2. megs 05/15/2013 at 2:32 pm

    do you think it would work with belly rings to I haven’t had my belly ring in for a while but everytime I put one in my belly button goes red and is sore like what ears do

  3. Megan 05/19/2013 at 7:54 pm

    A better more permanent way is to use clear nail polish. I put a thin coat on any part of the earring that will touch my ear. So I can wear even the cheapest earrings without irritation or turning my ears green. Which is great, because I am always losing earrings, so I don’t like to spend much on them!

  4. lisa 06/06/2013 at 8:32 pm

    I’ll definitely try this. I have the same problem. Be careful with Neosporin. Using it too much can cause an allergy. especially if your skin is sensitive. I’m very prone to allergies and highly allergic to neosporin. Polysporin is ok, though. I guess it’s the neomycin.

  5. Meari 07/17/2013 at 5:04 pm

    Thanks for the tip. I’m going to try this!

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  7. Name 08/19/2013 at 2:12 am

    Thanks sooo much for this tip! I never used to NOT wear earrings until my ears became too sensitive to wear them! Gonna try this one!!! Xxx Anni

  8. Amber @ ExSoyCise 08/22/2013 at 7:23 pm

    This is awesome to hear! My ears have gotten extra sensitive over the last few years and it frustrates me so much! I can’t wait to try this over the weekend! Thank you!

  9. judy lyons 09/11/2013 at 12:02 pm

    thanks so much, i have trouble to with my ears.

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  11. mary 11/07/2013 at 8:21 pm


  12. Elizabeth 11/19/2013 at 8:47 am

    Just now saw this on Pinterest and I’m going to give it a try. Thank you for sharing that bit of info. I’ve had problems with my ears for years and sometimes just stop wearing them all together. They itch, I rub, they swell and ooze!

  13. Deanna Eggers 11/25/2013 at 1:54 am

    Was very happy to see your hint. Hope it works! Thanks!

  14. Jen 12/11/2013 at 7:10 am

    would this work with a nose piercing? mine was doing fine for a while but is now starting to get a little sore. I clean it multiple times a day but its not doing much…

  15. DinaKogia 12/16/2013 at 7:34 am

    I got a second piercing on both of my ears and I had them for a month and then they got swelled and I had to take the earrings out couse they were hearting me !! :( but I really want them so is there anything that I can do? Is this gonna work?
    If I do the pidersing again ? plzz help me!!!

  16. karina 01/17/2014 at 8:33 pm

    Dont do it i did and it made my favorite ear ring fall out and i lost it all it dose is makes the ear ring slippery i am so made those ear rings were $500 ear rings

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  18. Margo 08/28/2014 at 6:54 pm

    I am 65 yrs and have been using Vasaline since I got my ears pierced 50 yrs ago. It is THE best.

  19. melissa palmer 09/02/2014 at 5:39 am

    I have always dipped my daughters earrings in newsprint
    Totally helps fight any infection and keeps her sensitive ears from bleeding and oozing.

  20. Jean 10/08/2014 at 10:48 pm

    I also have an allergy to nickel, if I can’t find nickel free jewellery here in Australia, I paint with clear nail polish too. I have to use it on necklace clasps, watch strap buckles etc. There are quite a few shops selling nickel free now, otherwise sterling silver doesn’t cause problems as long as it is 925 sterling silver.

    • Linda 11/08/2014 at 3:31 pm

      Try earrings from a company called Simply Wispers. I have worn these for over 20 years with no problem and I am very sensitive to nickel.

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  23. Jo 10/21/2014 at 11:16 am

    i have also had this problem, along with just not being able to get certain earrings to go in the hole. I have been using neosporin – it helps the earring to go in easily, and if there is some irritation the neosporin helps with that, too.

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