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Rash on wedding ring finger

Postby Sally on Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:32 pm

I get an intermittent rash under my wedding ring. My finger starts to itch, then it gets little tiny blisters under the wedding band. These then burst and scab over. I deliberately had my wedding and engagement rings made from platimum as I was told there was less chance of being allergic to the metal. But this is not so. This also happens to an acquasintance I know.

The only thing that helps (but doesn't stop it ) is if I take my wedding ring off over night and let my finger 'breathe'. I've tried to see if there is a pattern to this but can't say there is! It's all very random.

Anyone else have this and is there a solution or do I have to 'put up with it'!!
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Re: Rash on wedding ring finger

Postby Polly_P on Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:30 pm

The blisters sound very similar to what i get when i wear metal. I always say mine looks like tapioca! Was very interested in the platinum thing though as so many people have said to me that i will probably be ok with platinum. I haven't tried it because it is a lot of money to buy platinum jewelry if i can't wear it because of my allergy!
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Re: Rash on wedding ring finger

Postby angelicalee8 on Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:22 am

Sally wrote:I get an intermittent rash under my wedding ring. My finger starts to itch, then it gets little tiny blisters under the wedding band. These then burst and scab over. I deliberately had my wedding and engagement rings made from platimum as I was told there was less chance of being allergic to the metal. But this is not so. This also happens to an acquasintance I know.

The only thing that helps (but doesn't stop it ) is if I take my wedding ring off over night and let my finger 'breathe'. I've tried to see if there is a pattern to this but can't say there is! It's all very random.

Anyone else have this and is there a solution or do I have to 'put up with it'!!

I have been having the same issue ever since I started wearing my wedding band last year after my. Were you able to find a solution for this rash? I am close to going to a skin doctor to find out what is going on. I am going to a this summer, so hopefully there will be some people I can talk with about this issue there.
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Re: Rash on wedding ring finger

Postby meerakannan on Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:28 am

Wedding ring rash is caused by either an allergy to the nickel component of the ring or an irritation from the buildup of soap under the ring. See a doctor for the treatments.
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Re: Rash on wedding ring finger

Postby Rachel J on Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:50 pm

I had a similar problem, I eventually worked out it was not caused by my ring at all, but by the perfumed hand cream I was using which was getting stuck on my ring and irritating my skin. Might be worth considering for you? Hope it helps
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Re: Rash on wedding ring finger

Postby Dr Tom Marrs on Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:07 pm

Contact with metal can cause 'contact dermatitis' - such as nickel, or even gold!
I would ask for a referral to a dermatologist who can conduct 'patch testing' which is NOT the same as skin testing. The patches stay on for three days, and the markings are read a few days later.
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