Thursday, October 10, 2013

Earring Lust

The fight between eczema and my skin started in July. If you're a regular reader, you might know that my family has been battling the skin condition for well over seven years now, as my son has a very severe case of it. 

One of the biggest spots for my flare ups is the ears. Not just the ear lobes or behind the ears, but the entire ear - including the ear canal. Yes, it's quite uncomfortable, especially sleeping (I'm a side sleeper). Unfortunately, because of the frequent flare ups I've had during these past few months on my ears, both of my earring holes have closed up.
*sigh* I no longer have pierced ears...Only the little dots remain where I could once wear fabulous earrings. *sigh again*

Granted, I used to wear earrings a whole lot more before I became a mom. I used to wear super long earrings, or really big hoops. I wore dainty studs, plain gold balls, simple & small earrings too. Pretty much anything, because I love a great variety! Plus, as an accessory item, earrings are just one of those things that you can match to any outfit.

I thought I'd share some earrings I've found online lately that I absolutely love (but now, can't wear)...


















So that's my earring lust lately. Which one do you like best? Have you had your eyes on some earrings online? Share them with me in a comment. =0)

I'm a little sad that my holes closed up after all these years. But what makes me even more sad is that there are young children that this probably happens to because of eczema, and I know it bothers them a whole lot more than it bothers me. I didn't pierce my baby girl's ears when she was a baby. Because of how my son battled with eczema on his ears and whole body from the time he was just an infant, I didn't want to pierce her ears and then find out she would have eczema later (which was the case).

It's Eczema Awareness Month, and you can learn about the condition by reading this Quick Fact Sheet. Help spread the word! 

Have a great day! Thanks for visiting.



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17 comments :

Areeba said...

Oh Kim, I'm super sad to hear that! I never knew it's been 7 years! Is there a treatment to remove it forever? I'm so sorry about this, truly! I had perdioral dermatitis for 2 years and I thought it was a LONG time! :( I hope it will be better soon :)

Marieken Hoefnagel said...

Hope your skin will gets better soon! I love Paige's earrings and the small hearts, those are supercute too!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Eczema seems so horrible. I'm sure it is devastating for the kids too. Not being able to wear earrings too stinks! My dad's side has a mild case of psoriasis which I get around and in my ears as well as the hairline but fortunately a little cortisone fixes me up. I can't imagine what it would be like to have a severe case of it. On a positive note, I love the ones you pick to show here. I hope you heal up soon.

Holly said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your eczema problems :( That must be the worst to have in your ears. But maybe someday you'll be able to pierce again. I know every one is different and you're doctor knows what he's doing, but we got this amazing cream for the worst case of eczema my son has ever had- itching until it's raw, all over. We tried other creams, oatmeal baths, etc. and this got rid of it in TWO days. I've never had anything work so fast for him. It was Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream USP, 0.1%. It was seriously a miracle cream for us.

Julia Toussaint said...

sorry to hear about your eczema, my brother has it too.

I love the rose heart stud earrings!

Hannah said...

Oh no, my sister has eczema and from someone who has suffered with acne for years I feel for people who have any skin issues. :( It can be confidence crushing. I hope yours clears up soon, take care x

Patchwork Mill, Maria said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your eczema! You can't wear gold earrings either? I was told when I was a little girl that gold earrings can heal our ears. (I mean the holes of course.)

It is so nice from you to collect some beautiful earrings for us! And I am really honored to be in this wonderful company!

Noor said...

I can understand how you may feel about it . Areeba has allergy so we're so cautious about her skin and everything related .
These earrings look awesome.

Memories for Life said...

Bummer on not being able to wear earrings anymore! Time for clip ons or magnets.
But you found some great earrings for the rest of us...thanks for sharing!

Peggy said...

I have never thought about the holes closing up with eczema. Your choice of earring to share are very pretty. I hope something comes around and you can get your ears pierced again.

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The Art Bug said...

Sorry to hear that...hope u get better soon. I like all of them! Heart & chevron are my favs!

yonca said...

Sorry to hear that. Hope you feel better soon and use all the earrings you love..They're beautiful.

Additionsstyle said...

Sorry to hear about your eczema. What a bummer you can't wear earrings anymore. You picked a nice collection of earrings, thanks for including a pair of mine.
Valerie
Everyday Inspired

Melissa at bubbyandbean.com said...

I had TERRIBLE eczema as a child. My arms were raw. I get it on my eyelids now but only occasional. Cortisone helps a little but not much. I hope as the weather cools off you won't have to deal with it as badly! xo

LanasArtStudio said...

I will pray for you Kim! I know how bad you must be feeling now! I had bad rushes before and also used cortisone and few other treatments in Russia. But after I moved to Florida it is magically disappear:) Thank God!
xx, Lana

LanasArtStudio said...

Oh, also I forgot to mention about earrings:) love those small hearts!

Kate said...

Every time I've had my ears pierced (4 times now) they have got infected and I've had to remove the earrings to let the holes close up. It's the same with every piercing I've had, as I've also had my belly button and tongue pierced in the past.

Trust me, you wont miss it that much once you get used to it :)

Kate | Diaries of a Essex Girl