(Closed) Great, scary cautionary tale about what happens if you never take off your ring!

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Gross! Good thing I take my ring off every day to shower… and it is cleaned once a month.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Gross! Makes me happy I take mine off as much as I do! Mine has a high setting, and I always whack it on stuff.  I take it off pretty much as soon as I get home.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

Yikes! I take mine off at least twice a day to put on hand lotion. I can’t imagine leaving it on to the point hat your skin grows around it! YUCK!

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yeah, every time I see a woman on here telling all of us that she NEVER takes her rings off EVER, I want to go “Do you even know what you are doing to your ring?!”.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

When I worked in the OR I pulled/cut off some truly disgusting wedding bands. It is a rule that all jewelry has to be removed when having surgery, and often if it hadn’t been taken off in 5+ years it was impossible to get off without cutting – so we cut them off before the patient was anaesthetized (so they were aware we would do it). Once, a lady refused to allow us to remove the ring so we cancelled her surgery!! But I digress, I have seen black goo, green goo, white fuzz, and chunks of skin come off from under those rings. One man had an abscess lining the area under the ring, and he had to have a surgery to debride the area.

So gross!! I make a point of taking my ring off every time I wash my hands to wash and dry the ring, and the area underneath it!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@veganglam: It is pretty nasty … usually one of us (the nurses) would disinfect the ring, and take a few minutes to scrub the nasty finger with disinfectant at some point before we sent the patient to recovery. We made sure the patient saw the grossness under the ring before we put them under anaesthetic, hoping that they would learn their lesson!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

OH wow! This makes me even more frustrated with the people who look at me like I have three heads or give a “tsk tsk” when I say that I take mine off every day. I actually don’t really like wearing my engagement ring, I prefer to just wear the wedding band. And the second I get home it comes off! I never shower or sleep with any jewelry on, I’ve never been able to do that.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Ick! Makes me really glad I take mine off to shower, clean, wash my hands, etc.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

That story and this thread made me GAG! lol

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

this was posted on another thread, and i’ll say the same thing i said there:

this article is dumb. all you need to do is clean your ring with a toothbrush and some dish soap every once in awhile! seriously, what’s the point of buying expensive jewelry if you’re never going to wear it?

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

YIKES! I think I need to forward this to my mom… I have never seen her take her ring off, and at this point she can’t, really… it’s too small for her finger, but she doesn’t want to have it cut off and resized…. 

I’m glad I take mine off a lot… 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Okay I never take off my ring except to clean it, but even if I never ever took it off, I have no idea how it would fuse to my skin.  I constantly spin my ring around my finger or play with it.  It’s not like it’s sitting immobile for skin to grow around it…

Just saying it is possible to leave your ring on and not have it grow into your skin.

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