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Does anyone else have very sensitive skin? I find that I cant wear earrings, both my ears are pierced but hurt within 15 minutes of any earrings..even the sensitive skin type/gold/silver/etc

A necklace I wore yesterday gave me a itchy rash (benadryl helps)... Even my wedding ring has now given me a reaction (its white gold) so i stopped wearing it.

Also the adhesive from hospital tape gives me a terrible rash. While hooked up to heart monitor for a week, I was left with what looked like burned skin the shape of the sticky pads and it lasted for months.

Might this sensitivity get better the longer Im on the gluten-free diet and my body starts to heal? Or maybe the adhesive has gluten and that caused the reaction?

Anyone else with similar problems?

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Well, I haven't been able to wear earrings for a while now. It used to be that I could wear any type of earring, even cheap fake stuff...then it got so that I could only wear Sterling and 14 kt gold...then it was only 14kt gold. Now I can't seem to wear any of it. I haven't really tried since I went gluten-free (maybe I'll try this week), so I can't really say if it will get better.

I can still wear bracelets without much problem, but necklaces bother me. I don't get rashes or discoloration from them though, they just bother me until I finally have to take it off. Rings are starting to do the same thing...I find that I am increasingly uncomfortable with them on although they don't leave marks either, so maybe that's just a mental thing, lol.

Many, many, many years ago, someone gave me a pair of platinum diamond earrings...my ears started oozing right away...so there was always something with platinum, but I could wear the other stuff.

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Claudia, I believe the tape they use at the hospital gives me DH. I get terrible reactions from it (and from cheap, plastic bandages), that sure look like DH. I am still waiting for the result of my skin biopsy, so can't say with certainty that's what it is. And yes, those terrible rashes will be in the shape of the tape! And sometimes for me would take YEARS to heal.

When I had my hysterectomy five years ago (because of severe anemia, which was likely caused by celiac disease), I told the doctor, nurses and anesthesiologist that I am allergic to anything but paper tape, and they promised they wouldn't use anything else on me......liars.

Things went wrong, my bladder was severely ripped because it had adhered to the uterus (due to three c-sections), the surgery took three hours instead of 45 minutes because it wasn't easy to repair the damage. A day later, I started getting horribly itchy, red, raised rashes on my forhead, two of them. One over each eyebrow, in the shape of - you guessed it - tape! I tried everything for four years to get rid of it. It's finally gone now on the gluten free diet. I considered making a fuss over it, but without some support, can't do things like that. And my husband just said, not to bother these people, it's not a big deal (other people's feelings are always more important than mine to him). So, I didn't say anything, even though I should have.

I can't tolerate steel and copper on my skin. I used to have a copper bracelet that I stopped wearing. And I stopped wearing my medic alert stainless steel bracelet two years ago, because it gave me a reaction. I now have a new one of silver, it is fine. I seem to tolerate silver, and since most of my jewellery is silver, that's good.

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Claudia, I believe the tape they use at the hospital gives me DH. I get terrible reactions from it (and from cheap, plastic bandages), that sure look like DH. I am still waiting for the result of my skin biopsy, so can't say with certainty that's what it is. And yes, those terrible rashes will be in the shape of the tape! And sometimes for me would take YEARS to heal.

When I had my hysterectomy five years ago (because of severe anemia, which was likely caused by celiac disease), I told the doctor, nurses and anesthesiologist that I am allergic to anything but paper tape, and they promised they wouldn't use anything else on me......liars.

Things went wrong, my bladder was severely ripped because it had adhered to the uterus (due to three c-sections), the surgery took three hours instead of 45 minutes because it wasn't easy to repair the damage. A day later, I started getting horribly itchy, red, raised rashes on my forhead, two of them. One over each eyebrow, in the shape of - you guessed it - tape! I tried everything for four years to get rid of it. It's finally gone now on the gluten free diet. I considered making a fuss over it, but without some support, can't do things like that. And my husband just said, not to bother these people, it's not a big deal (other people's feelings are always more important than mine to him). So, I didn't say anything, even though I should have.

I can't tolerate steel and copper on my skin. I used to have a copper bracelet that I stopped wearing. And I stopped wearing my medic alert stainless steel bracelet two years ago, because it gave me a reaction. I now have a new one of silver, it is fine. I seem to tolerate silver, and since most of my jewellery is silver, that's good.

OMgosh Ursula, this makes me cringe. So sorry you had to go through all that.

My sensitivity wih jewelry comes and goes. With necklaces and bracelets I usually get a rash regardless if it is metal or beaded jewelry. Earrings make my ears itch around the piercing and they will get really red, and sometimes a rash will set in also.

Pretty much I just don't wear any jewelry anymore bacause it's just easier not to deal with a potential irritation, which makes me a little sad :( because I love my jewelry.

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I have funny-sensitive skin. I can wear 14k gold jewlery, but sometimes the white gold will irritate--I figure it must be the added nickel. Some sterling is fine--some is not. A non-latex band-aid will put a mark on my skin that will last for weeks--literaly. I have to be very careful of what I use on my face--I'm very sensitive there.

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I'm the same way. I wear a titanium wedding band (that I bought on-line pretty cheap) and a stainless steel medical alert necklace. They don't cause problems.

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I have similar experiences with you all...

I CAN wear 14k gold. The rings on my hands are 14k. But my husband bought me white gold earings for my birthday because he knows that I can't wear cheap jewerly because I get a rash. Well the white gold made my ears very itchy and then oozy. Just like how cheap jewlery does. Also if I have a watch on,, the back of my watch gives my wrist an itchy rash. And sometimes the button on my jeans where it zips up, that button that touches my stomach gives my stomach a rash.

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thank you all for your replies. Im probably allergic to nickel too. Ive basically given up wearing jewelry <sniff sniff> unless its for a short period of time.

Im sure my husband is happy..he now doesnt have to spend as much for bday or xmas presents.

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thank you all for your replies. Im probably allergic to nickel too. Ive basically given up wearing jewelry <sniff sniff> unless its for a short period of time.

Im sure my husband is happy..he now doesnt have to spend as much for bday or xmas presents.

I ask for Le Creuset stuff in lieu of jewelry. It's much more practical (and more fun for me) than jewelry!

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My hubby is allergic to a lot of metals, so we each have Stainless Steel Wedding Bands. There are two main brands who sell really nice stainless steel jewelry (most is modern looking, though): TENO and B. Tiff are the two brands. My original wedding band is a (TENO) 7 mm stainless band with a small diamond set in it, but my fingers grew a half size when I gained weight, so I bought a (B. Tiff) 8mm band with two 18K gold lines in it and a 1 carat tension set stone. My husband's wedding band (TENO) looks like some sort of washer with no stones.

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