Flat back earrings are commonly some of the most difficult piercings to remove. If you have a new piercing or you are having difficulty with removing these types of earrings we have some tips to help you.
Tip 1: Metal Sensitivity
One of the main reasons that earrings can get stuck comes down to the pain that you may experience from a metal sensitivity. Whether you have stopped taking your earrings off before you go to bed, or you are wearing a new type of earring, your ears can sometimes swell and this can make your earring difficult to take off.
One of the best ways to combat a metal sensitivity is create a barrier and remove the metal from the area around your ear lobe. Apply some rubbing alcohol to the area and remove the dead skin cells as well as the areas that have impacted the earring. This will start to loosen the area and let the ear lobe that is stuck, dry out. Once the alcohol has been applied to the area, you can start to loosen the flat back with your fingers. When you are able to wiggle the post, you can start to carefully pull out the screw piece from the post.
Another way is to pick allergy resistant surgical stainless steel flat back earrings when you buy them. This can help you with this problem.
Tip 2: Removing a Stuck Back
Flat back earrings can also get stuck at the clutch or back area of the earring. To remove a stuck clutch, you will need to wash your hands first so that you can disinfect the area. Get a small amount of moisturizer or ideally a petroleum jelly to the area and work it along the earring back. You can start to lubricate the stuck back and hold the front of the earring. Turn the clutch or earring back with the lubrication and you can start to slowly loosen it.
Tip 3: Removing Plastic Flat Back Earrings
Plastic earrings are also big culprits for getting stuck and when you are dealing with a flat back earing that is made of a hard plastic, it is important to work with the earring as required. Soften the earlobe by using a cotton pad that is soaked with an oil. Hold the pad over the area and you will allow the oil to gently soak into the area. After you feel the oil stuck in the area, you can begin to wiggle the earring. If you notice that it is able to move more freely, you can have the area enlarged and start to move the earring out of the way.
Even though removing flat back earrings can sometimes be stressful, there are safe ways to complete the process. Keep in mind that this is a common problem that you might experience if you are wearing new earrings or if you are wearing them in a newly pierced area. It can be painful to remove flat back earrings without the right method so just be sure to follow these tips and work at slowly removing them from your ear lobe. If you have ongoing problems or you are unable to remove the earrings, you may want to visit your doctor to get a professional opinion or for assistance in removal.