(Closed) Channel set- skin irriation! help!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Do you leave it on all the time? Maybe removing it while you sleep, shower, etc might help to give your skin a “break”?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I know you already said you aren’t allergic to the ring but if I may ask what metal is it?

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Maybe sizing it up a bit would help?

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

This happened to me with a channel set ring that I was wearing all the time. What helped was for me to take it off, let my skin heal and clean my ring (do you have an ultrasonic cleaner? If not, use soap and hot water and a soft toothbrush). I think it was from lotion getting stuck in the holes under the diamonds. Cortisone cream helped the rash.  Once it heals I still suggest that you take your rings off at night/when you are home. Hope it feels better soon!

 

ETA…just saw your update that you do take it off. I still think a good cleaning may help. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Kay1126:  I get the same reaction to white gold.  Im sure you know about it if ppl have suggested switching to platinum so i won’t go on and on about it.  You can develop the nickel allergy at anytime and pnce you have it unfortunately you always do.  Mine developed the exact same way yours did and I thought it was just from the change in weather and dry skin from washing my hands all the time.  Before you go to the trouble of having it completely reset, I would try to get it rhodium dipped.  It was like 30 dollars at jared when i went.  Bonus is it makes your ring look like new too!  If this seems to take care if it then you can get it re dipped about once a year if that works.  However mine worked for a year, and then i got it re dipped and it worked for a month.  They redipped it but it still didnt work.  My allergy had developed into a pretty severe one.  This is (i read) because we are actually exposed to a lot of nickel.  Ive done a ton of research about this and I know one country has actually banned using nickel in things (once again i read this a while back) because the allergy is becoming more and more prevalent.  Even my sterling ring, over many years, gave me the reaction because sterling can develop tiny cracks over time and the nickel inside can leak out.  Mine didn’t start out as itchy but over time it did get itchy and the skin kind of got bubbly and very irritated.  Hope you get some information out of this long post!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Kay1126:  The ring that it happened with was my mothers diamon engagement ring and band.  She passed when I was 16 and I wore it from that point all through college and the allergy happened then.  I only wear that on special occasions now.  My engagement ring is set in palladium which is similar in price to white gold but it basically the same as platinum but less expensive and hypoallergenic.  I did a lot of research in the whole nickel allergy thing, and about palladium but im always learning more.  If you have any other questions I will do my best to answer them for you from my knowledge lol.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Kay1126:  Also, your ring is gorgeous!

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

A few months ago I developed some irritation on my ring finer.  I have a platinum ring with channel-set (or maybe bead-set?) stones in the setting.  My skin got really irritated and started cracking and almost oozing.  It was quite painful.  I have eczema on my hands and just generally dry, sensitive skin.  Lotion and Neosporin weren’t helping.  I didn’t wear my ring for almost a week and took it to the jewelers for a steam cleaning.  I think that helped ease the irritation.  I asked my dermatologist for some ointment, which also helped.  Now, I make sure to take my ring off and let my hands fully dry after I wash and apply hand lotion.  I also don’t wear my ring while I shower or sleep.  I haven’t had any issues since then!

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