Post # 1
I gained some weight going through IVF and having 2 babies. During pregnancy #2, everything was just so swollen I couldn’t even wear my ring.
Now I’ve lost enough were my ring does fit, but it’s snug.
However, everytime I use handsanitizer I get a rash under my ring. It’s platinum. I take my ring off for a few days and it’s better. But as soon as I put my ring back on and use handsantizer, I get this rash.
Has this happened to anyone else? I need to lose 15lbs to get back to where I was and hopefully not have this problem. I know my husband is sorta upset but understands why i am not wearing my ring. I don’t know what else I can do.
Post # 2
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 # 3
i don’t. i will try that. tomorrow would be a good day to start since i don’t change diapers when i am at work. then in the evening, take off my ring when i do.
Post # 4
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
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
just stop useing hand sanitizer, it’s a drying and irritating product
Post # 7
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.)