Wedding Ring Rash? How to prevent it?

posted 10 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Busy bee

Hehe sorry I don’t have any tips really. My husband has trouble with getting dry/irritated skin under his ring. He just changes it from left to right hand when his finger needs a break. 

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Do you have a nickel allergy? I know you mentioned that this didn’t happen with just the engagement ring… or could be a form of eczema caused by the rings? 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

It did happen to me before but that was because I was pregnant and my finger was slowly swelling. It did come to a point that my skin was super red and felt “raw” since it would also peel around that area only. After a week or two it went away on its own. Then a few months later, about half way into my pregnancy it happened again so I decided to just remove my ring altogether until I gave birth. It was too much of a hassle and my husband didn’t mind. Sorry not much of help but hope it gets better for you bee. Give it time. Your finger might still be adjusting to the addition. Congrats btw!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Do you take your rings off or do you wear them constantly? I used to find if I wore my engagement ring constantly it would run and I’d get dry peeling skin around where the ring sat on my finger. This cleared up now that I’m taking it off when I get home in the evening. 

As you are saying it’s causing a blister, it could be the rings rubbing together pinching your skin. I imagine getting your rings soldered together as I’ve seen some ladies on here’s do would stop that. However it could also be an allergy to platinum. I suggest wearing only your wedding band for a few days on that hand, if you still have a problem it’s likely an allergy, if not it’s likely the rings rubbing together. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I was having the same issue once I added my wedding band. I talked to my dermatologist and she recommended removing my rings whenever I wash my hands and taking them off for bed. Apparently water was getting trapped under my rings and causing irritation. It cleared up pretty quickly once I followed her advice and it hasn’t happened since

Post # 7
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Helper bee

I’d blame the white gold ring. If you have a nickel allergy, you’ll be allergic to white gold because it’s plated with an alloy that contains nickel.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - City, State

It could be either the two bands rubbing, or with the additional band it’s trapping more moisture next to your skin, which can cause irritation. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I was getting a rash under my ring. Now, I take mine off for sleeping, showers, dishes, and cooking. The rash went away once I stopped wearing it all the time. My husband also had to start talking his off at night because he was getting a rash underneath. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Same as what others have said about the water. It helped to thoroughly dry the ring finger before putting the rings back on. I keep my rings on in public places and take them off by hooking them on a finger on my other hand while drying the ring finger, if that makes sense.

After a while it went away. Initially I thought I was allergic to the nickel in the white gold but thankfully that wasn’t the case.

 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2018 - City, State

What kind of rash is it? I have eczema and dermatitis. Cirrebtly breaking out on my right hand but years ago my wedding bands set it off badly. 

Pending what the rash is (theres so many) will determine what to do.

I use preventative lotions and washes, remove rings for showers, makeup, cleaning, working out…. and only wear when.y ha ds are completely clean and dry

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Sounds like a nickel allergy to me. It can happen over time. The more you wear it, the worse it gets.

I’d try painting the inside of the rings with clear nail polish and see if that helps anything.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Are there grooves, ridges, or indentations in your ring? If so, they will collect gunk and cause a rash. I started having rashes on my finger when I started wearing my wedding band with my engagement ring (I have both an art deco engagement ring and wedding band – lots of nooks and crannys). I researched it and found that I need to clean my rings often and also take them off for washing hands/dishes/showering so they wouldn’t collect the gunk. I haven’t had a rash since I started that.

Post # 14
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Busy bee

I second the idea of coating the inside of the ring with clear polish. My husband did that with his band and it helped a lot.

Then you can tell if your allergy is to the components in the band or just an irritation from moisture accumulating under the additional band. 

Post # 15
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Honey bee

Keep the area under the rings dry. Moisture can encourage the growth of certain organisms which result in all kinds of skin irritation. The other possibility is the wg ring may have nickel as an alloy, and it’s not unusual to be allergic to it. But you say that you had no problems when you were just wearing the e-ring by itself so I’m doubtful it’s a nickel allergy.

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