(Closed) Metal allergy to ering and wedding band… help! (photos included)

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

What kind of metal is the ring?  It may need to be re dipped if its taken 3 years to cause a problem.  You can try painting the inside of the ring with clear nail polish,  if this is a allergic reaction, the nail polish should stop it. 

The other thing it could be is a bacteria/fungal thing.  Do your hands get wet/moist a lot?   I worked in a restaurant and my hands were wet a LOT. (washing dishes, washing hands, etc)  The constant moisture made something start growing under my rings, and I got a rash that looked like an allergic reaction.  I had to stop wearing my rings at all for about a month to let it clear up, and from that point on, take them off before work. 

Post # 6
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556 posts
Busy bee

im allergic to nickel.

i read your above post, but i honestly would try the clear nail polish to the inner part of your ring that touches your skin…it wont hurt your ring.

from there redip.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

what type of reaction are you having?

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

how long have you lived where you are now?

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

Yeah I was thinkin the heat/humidity difference. Pregnancy? I broke out terrible when I was first preg and didnt know it…then after I had them I still broke out a bit. Do you take them off at night and when you wash your hands? Using a new cleaner/soap? Got a new pet?

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Usually metal allergies get more severe the longer you’re exposed to it, so it makes sense that you might just now be experiencing a reaction after wearing your rings for several years.  I have a nickel allergy and have a similar reaction (hives), but I use the nail polish trick.  Our jeweler also suggested that you can have a professional place a ceramic plating on the inside of the ring, but I’m not sure if that’s an option for you.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

Why is using nickel in jewellery still legal in the US, given how many people have allergies to it?

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