(Closed) How can I tell if I’m allergic to gold?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Blushing bee

The same thing happens to me when I wear gold and I was told I was allergic.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Sounds like an allergy, but I’d go get it checked out for definite to be sure. I know I’m horribly allergic to white gold with nickel in it (I have a serious nickel allergy) and I get those same symptoms except my skin just burns and burns and burns and it’s awful. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Is it white gold? Could be allergic to the alloys mixed in to make it white.

I get the red/blistery rash when I wear silver, and it is due to an allergy.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

With white gold, the jeweler can put extra plating on it which will hold up for a bit.  I believe rhodium, palladium, and platinum plating are hypoallergenic, and will provide a barrier for a while before it’s time to replate again.

 

Also heard painting inner band w/clear nail polish can help.  

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