(Closed) Ring rash – how do you deal with it?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
9089 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I don’t think you’re having the water issue that some people mention. Yours sounds like a nickel allergy. It’s pretty common these days, having a rhodium plated ring (Most white gold is rhodium plated) or plated in Palladium will solve the issue til the coating wears off.

Post # 17
3035 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

I take mine off for cooking, cleaning, showering, etc. Usually i just take it off and put it in it’s box on my nightstand when i get home and don’t put it back on until i leave the house. I’ve never had a rash. I am allergic to nickel and my white gold ring hasn’t given me any issues. 

Post # 19
560 posts
Busy bee

If you have a metal allergy maybe this will work. As a child I had a terrible reaction to any plated jewelry especially earrings, my mom use to take clear nail polish and just give the part of the jewelry that came into direct contact with my skin a couple of coats. This is harmless to the ring, you may what to give the inside of the ring a coat or two of clear nail polish.

As for dampness and moisture trapped under the ring, you could try a talcum powder. After you washed and dried your hands you could sprinkle some powder under the ring. This might get messy, but could work.


Good Luck!

Post # 20
242 posts
Helper bee

I have a nickel allergy. My original wedding band was 10k gold and gave me that awful rash. I got a new wedding set bc it was so bad 🙁 maybe you can have it redipped?

Post # 23
25 posts
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Lake Merced Golf Club

I had a horrible rash on my finger where it was actually turning black under my ering. I realize that it was definitely from moisture retention since i washed my hands about 15+ times a day (Im a preschool teacher) and I wasnt completely drying underneath my ring. Now I try to take it off when washing, and it has made a world of difference! 

Post # 24
4257 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I had it due to metal allergies, so I stopped wearing that ring.  I stick to platinum now.  No more rash.  😉

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