A few months ago, I bought a pair of earrings from the store and wore them without cleaning them. I never really clean earrings before I wear them, so I did not think to clean these ones. However, I have been worried for some reason that it was a mistake that I didn't clean them. Am I at risk for any diseases such as HIV? My ears did become irritated after wearing the earrings and bled a little. But I think it was just the type of earring that caused the irritation. I also have been ill the past month with a cough, sore throat, and sinus infection. Am I at risk?
Please help. I'm extremely paranoid :(