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Lupus is a long-term autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissue. Symptoms include inflammation, swelling, and damage to the joints, skin, kidneys, blood, heart, and lungs. In the United States, more than 1.6 million people may be living with Lupus. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is the most common type of Lupus. It is a systemic condition, which means it has an impact throughout the body. The cause of Lupus, and autoimmune diseases in general, is unclear. The immune system protects the body and fights off antigens, such as viruses, bacteria, and germs. It does this by producing proteins called antibodies. White blood cells, or B lymphocytes, produce these antibodies. When...Read more
If you have sensitive ears though, you may have noticed that hypoallergenic earrings and nickel free earrings still cause painful reactions or irritations. You've probably thought, what do these terms actually mean?Read more
Ear piercings are supposed to fun way to show off your personal style. Your ears are obviously adjacent to your face, so they are one of the most impactful jewelry styles to wear. At their best, earrings frame your face and pull your outfit together, at their worst, earrings cause painful reactions that make you want to rip your earlobes off. If you are an earring wearer and have noticed that your piercing is causing you pain but you can't figure out why, we're here to help you diagnose the problem. There are basically three reasons why your earring hole might be causing you pain. Keep reading to delve into each potential reason: 1....Read more
Getting your ears pierced is a rite of passage for a lot of children. Some parents choose to get their children's ears pierced when they are still a baby, others wait until their child decides they want their ears pierced. My mom made me wait until I was 10. I'm not sure why she chose that age, maybe because she thought I would be able to care for my piercings better at that point. Regardless, that's when I got my first piercings. I got my second and third piercings much later. About eight years after my first piercing is when I first noticed my earrings were bothering my ears. It came on gradually, and not every pair of earrings caused a reaction....Read more
Spoiler alert: this is a semi-gross topic. If you have worn the same pair of earrings without cleaning them for a few days, you may have noticed that an odor develops. If this has happened to you, you are not alone. It also isn't something that should cause you to worry. It is totally normal (albeit kind of gross), but it does not mean that you have an infected ear piercing or that you are reacting to your earrings. The smell comes from naturally occurring oil, bacteria, and dead skin cells. Your ear piercing sites are the perfect breeding ground for this mixture. Oil, sweat, bacteria, and dead skin cells can all easily be trapped there and...Read more
The answer to this question, like some of the other metal earrings we've talked about, is: it's complicated. - First and foremost, the term hypoallergenic earrings is complicated because it is essentially a marketing term that does not have a lot of meaning behind it. It literally means that they earrings are less likely to cause an allergic reaction, but it is often interpreted or marketed as meaning "will not cause a reaction." Because of this, people are misled into purchasing hypoallergenic earrings that still cause painful reactions. - Titanium in its pure form is a non-reactive and biocompatible metal. This means that it can be in contact with the human body and coexist peacefully. Most of the other metals are reactive, so if...Read more