Irritation under ring

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
580 posts
Busy bee

Do you take your ring off to apply hand sanitizer, and then put the ring back on? If not, it’s possible that the hand sanitizer is getting trapped under the ring and causing irritation, rather than being absorbed into the skin. Try taking the ring off before you apply any kind of hand lotion or sanitizer, wait a few seconds for it to evaporate, and then put the ring back on.

Post # 4
7783 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Can you wash your hands with soap and water instead of using hand sanitizer at home? Or at least try a different hand sanitizer? Deramtitis from using hand sanitizer is pretty common. 

Post # 5
453 posts
Helper bee

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ajillity81 :  Don’t use the hand sanitizer under the ring! It’s because of the two interacting and the part of your finger under the ring staying moist! If you wash your hands, make sure you dry them properly before you put your rings back on, and don’t use the hand sanitizer or hand creams under your ring…

Post # 6
2664 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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ajillity81 :  just stop useing hand sanitizer, it’s a drying and irritating product 

Post # 7
6745 posts
Bee Keeper

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ajillity81 :  As others have said, the rash is probably from sanitizer staying against your skin underneath your ring.

When I first got married, my wedding band was a wide, stand-alone band. The fit on it was perfect, but I found I had skin irritation during warmer weather, when my fingers were slightly swollen. I wasn’t taking my band off when I washed my hands at work, etc. I thought it was an allergy to my ring, but my dermatologist told me it was a reaction to soap staying next to my skin under the ring.

Now, I make sure to remove my rings when I wash my hands. If I can’t do that safely, I leave them on but take extra paper towels from the restroom to dry the inside/underneath of my rings and my fingers once I am in a place where it is safe to do so. (Like back at my table in a restaurant, etc.)

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