(Closed) I think i'm allergic to my ring :( what do i do?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Is it a new 14K gold ring or an old one?  Or from another country?  The old rings used to have nickle which a lot of people have a sensitivity to.  I don’t know how you find out if you are actually allergic but maybe talk to a doctor?  If you are allergic just get a new setting there’s no sense in wearing something that will give you pain.

Is is possible its just a little tight and you are still getting used to it?

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

This happened to me, it turned out soap was getting stuck underneight it when I washed my hands and and causing it to get irritated.  Try to not wear it for a few days until the rash goes away (I know its hard!!) and take it off when you wash your hands.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

If you’re allergic to the metal I’ve heard you can paint the inside with clear nail polish, so then it won’t be touching your skin

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

It could be soap or lotion that is getting stuck under your ring.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

is it too tight?

I’d definitely tell him – he wouldn’t want you to be in pain over it!

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would try painting the inside with clear nail polish for a few days and see if that helps. If it does, most likely you are allergic unfortunately. Maybe they could recoat your white gold with something non-nickel?

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Maybe you can do dip it with yellow gold instead and see if it helps…. also wonder if the ring is too tight.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

My mom is allergic to gold. Not any kind of plating, the actual gold. Even white gold, which I don’t quite understand. Her rings all have to be either sterling silver or platinum. It’s rare, but it happens. 

Post # 13
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Newbee

My entire family is cursed with sensetive skin, my grandma has to wear gloves at the casino when shes playing the slots or her hands will break out, and I’ve been using the old clear nail polish trick since I started wearing jewelry.  I even have to paint the little bit of the metal button that touches my stomach on the inside of my jeans or I get a horrible rash!  I wouldn’t worry about how to get the nail polish off, you wont ever really need to since you can’t see it.  If anything, you’ll be re-applying as it chips off, just like on your nails!  Good luck, and I feel your pain =[

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

If you are not having a rash or itching then the nail polish trick wont work. Have you ever worn a ring on that finger? It could be that you have a nerve closer to the surface and the ring is bothering that nerve. That would give you a ache like arthritis feeling.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

It doesn’t sound like a nickel allergy – those usually lead to rashes.

If your ring’s so big it’s sliding around all the time, that might be part of the problem.  You could be squeezing your fingers in a weird way to keep it in place.  If so, maybe try sizing beads?
 

Another possibility is if your ring is very thick height-wise.  I’ve had that feeling from wearing shared prong bands that go all the way to between my fingers.  If you can’t smush your fingers together all the way when wearing your ring, that could be the problem.  Can you post a pic of your ring?

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