In order to remove stuck earrings, make sure hands are washed with antibacterial soap, then apply a small amount of lubricating jelly to the earring back and attempt to gently turn the back to loosen it while holding the front of the earring in place. If the earring is stuck because the ear was recently pierced and healed around the earring, apply hot water with a cotton swab to the area and gently attempt to turn the earring back and forth until it is loose.
Earrings often get stuck either because the earring back will not unlatch from the post or because a recently pierced ear has healed around the earring. If an ear has healed around an earring, it may require medical attention, but can sometimes be loosened by applying hot water and gently turning the earring. Use the following steps to remove an earring that has a stuck back.
- Disinfect hands and the area surrounding the earring.
- Apply a lubricating jelly to the earring back.
- Turn the earring back to loosen it from the post.
Wash hands with antibacterial soap, and disinfect the earring back using piece disinfectant and a cotton swab.
Use a cotton swab to coat the entire earring back in a small amount of lubricating jelly.
Hold the front of earring in place and attempt to gently turn the earring back to loosen it from the earring post. If necessary, grab the earring back with a tweezers to get a stronger grip.