(Closed) Bump under engagement ring?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Is your ring white gold? You can be allergic to gold or to the metal they mix with gold to make it harder. ever had a reaction to other gold jewelry?

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Do you wear your engagement ring when you wash your hands?  It could be soap trapped under the ring irritating your finger.  That happened to my MOH – she finally figured out what it was so she now makes sure to rinse her hand really well and dry under her ring.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

The same thing happened to my friend. She realized that she didnt clean her ring and that caused an infection. When was the last time you cleaned it?

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Maybe u should try wearing it on another finger for a little while to see what happens…Maybe it just can’t heal because the ring keeps irritating it and also make sure u dry under ur ring really good after u wash ur hands… 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I have a little bump, but it’s more on my knuckle.  It’s from my ring riding up juuuuust a bit.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I have a ring that makes me finger get like that – it’s because after you wash your hands, theres a bit if wetness under the ring.  The wetness and the friction of the ring on your finger causes the skin irritation.  Just make sure you dry it off, and the bump should go away!

Post # 11
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Newbee

That happened to me too.  I ended up going to get an allergy test done and found out that I was allergic to the nickel that was used in the 18k gold.  We ended up having to get the ring remade to be 100% hypoallergenic.  The other white gold jewelery you have might contain different concentrations of nickel in the metals.  The lower the concentration, the less likely you are to have an allergic reaction.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I had the same thing… a tiny little bump right under the ring.  Kinda looked like a pimple but it was super tiny.  It went away after a month or so.  My theory was that I just wasn’t used to wearing a ring on that finger!  Either that, or there is something in the white gold that irritated my skin.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Does your ring fit rather tightly, and does it have a wider band? I had something very similar to this happen with a wide ring that I never took off (it was sterling silver.) Turns out it was from dampness getting trapped under the ring, not giving that spot on my finger an opportunity to “breathe.” I stopped wearing it at night and the problem went away!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I get that from wearing one of my grandma’s rings if I don’t take it off when I was and, more importantly DRY, my hands. I am fairly sure that mine is caused by the moisture left after washing. Once I started taking it off when washing and making sure my hands were completely dry before putting it on, the bumps went away.

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