I have been wearing my engagement ring for a year and half, and now my wedding band added in for the last 4 months. But now all of a sudden, I have a red rash on my finger under my rings. It’s been itchy and small red bumps. At first I freaked out, like wtf?? I took my rings off for about a week and applied Aquaphor, which seemed to help but I did not like not having my rings on.
But once I started wearing them again, the rash came right back. So I decided it was time to play doctor and use Google to diagnose my finger issues. To my surprise, there were tons of articles about how wedding ring rash really is a thing! It’s common in people with sensitive skin or skin conditions. I was surprised to find out that gold has small amounts of nickel and you could have a nickel allergy that’s causing the rash. I actually suffer from dermatitis and I usually have to use cosmetics and toiletries that are for sensitive skin. While I’ve been able to tame the rash a bit, I figured it’s time to go to the dermatologist and see about getting a prescription cream that might help. And maybe find out if I have a nickel allergy. But it’s so weird that this just popped up after wearing the rings so long… Anyone else have this issue??
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