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Doctor insights on: Wedding Ring Allergy

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Wedding ring rash back after cleared & rings cleaned. Not itchy. Starts with what looks like insect bite & sporadic rash around area. Fungus? Allergy?

Wedding ring rash back after cleared & rings cleaned. Not itchy. Starts with what looks like insect bite & sporadic rash around area. Fungus? Allergy?

Possible allergy: It sounds like you have wedding ring dermatitis as you are possibly allergic to a metal component of your wedding ring. The other cause is soap that gets stuck under the ring band. If the rash is isolated to the area where the ring touches your skin then it is most likely an allergic reaction. If you have similar looking rashes other areas, possibly other causes and would need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Never allergic to jewelry, developing rash under wedding band set (rough, red, itchy), white gold, no rash anywhere else when wearing gold?

Never allergic to jewelry, developing rash under wedding band set (rough, red, itchy), white gold, no rash anywhere else when wearing gold?

Wedding ring rash: Wedding ring rash is a fairly common condition. It can occur at any time, sometimes even years, after beginning to wear a ring. It can be due to an allergy to the nickel component in the metal, or to irritation resulting from extended periods of moisture, or contact with soaps or other chemicals. ...Read more

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Possible to develop eczema from wedding rings? Have two stripes of red, bumpy skiin where my rings usually are, itches a lot.

Possible to develop eczema from wedding rings? Have two stripes of red, bumpy skiin where my rings usually are, itches a lot.

Wedding Ring Allergy: An allergic reaction to your wedding ring, a condition officially known as wedding ring dermatitis, causes the skin underneath to become red, itchy and dry. While the rash may be a true allergy to platinum, it can also be an allergic reaction to nickel contained in the ring or a skin irritation from trapped residue between the ring and the skin. A dermatologist help determine the cause. ...Read more

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Tattoos ok if eczema and a nickel allergy?

Tattoos ok if eczema and a nickel allergy?

Depends: Many people have tattoos using different types of ink and different types of metal needles. Your history of eczema should not make you want to draw attention to your skin or rashes and a tattoo would certainly do that. I would avoid causing more stress to your skin and getting more rashes. ...Read more

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Ring finger rash. Healed with hydrocortisone cream, back when rings on. Keep using cream? Switch to barrier cream once healed?

Ring finger rash. Healed with hydrocortisone cream, back when rings on. Keep using cream? Switch to barrier cream once healed?

Metal allergy: If the rash itches , then it is likely from allergy to the metal in the ring. If it irritates, then it is likely from soap trapped in the ring. Unless you take care of this, it will keep on coming back. ...Read more

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Am i allergic to nickel of cheap earrings make my ears irritated?

Am i allergic to nickel of cheap earrings make my ears irritated?

Maybe: The most common reasons for itchy allergic rashes on the ear lobes where ear rings are placed is nickel. Less common is cobalt. An allergist or dermatologist can use a skin test called a patch test (no needles) to determine if nickel or cobalt allergy is present. The best treatment is expensive ear rings (no nickel)! ...Read more

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Does a ring worm itch ?

Does a ring worm itch ?

Yes, but not always: Typically ringworm does tch. I've seen some patients who do not complain of itching (especially early on). They an otc antifngal cream on the skin to see if that will help. If you are worried about it in the scalp, be sure to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Belly button ring problems. Is itching and slight wetness an allergy to the ring?

Belly button ring problems.  Is itching and slight wetness an allergy to the ring?

Nickel allergy: Metals such as nickel can cause a contact dermatitis. Nickel is frequently used as a hardener for metals in jewelry. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, bumpy, ring shaped) .

I am experiencing  skin rash (quality: itchiness, bumpy, ring shaped) .

Visual DX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had tiny itchy red bumps around my shoulders and inner elbow, is it an allergic reaction to my new unwashed sweater or is it scabies?

I had tiny itchy red bumps around my shoulders and inner elbow, is it an allergic reaction to my new unwashed sweater or is it scabies?

Red bumps: This rash would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more

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On nuva ringDuring month..Condom broke twice and used Plan B twice Aug 27+Sep 13. Nuva ring out 9/12.. Will I get period? If no, Put in new ring 9/19?

On nuva ringDuring month..Condom broke twice and used Plan B twice Aug 27+Sep 13. Nuva ring out 9/12.. Will I get period? If no, Put in new ring 9/19?

Possible bleeding: Any time a patient starts and stops hormone contraceptives there is risk that she will have a period or breakthrough bleeding for the first month. It is also possible for the patient to become pregnant in that time. It is essential to make sure you are not pregnant and contact your primary care physician if you have bleeding or suspect you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Why is my skin gray after an allergic reaction rash?

Why is my skin gray after an allergic reaction rash?

Trauma: Need to know what is the normal color of your skin. The greyish coloration is likely from the residual of the allergic inflammation or from scratching and should subside within weeks if the allergic reaction was the cause. I assume that this is a case of contact allergy. ...Read more

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Can I use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream on my 7 month olds mosquito bites that he is allergic to?

Can I use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream on my 7 month olds mosquito bites that he is allergic to?

Yes: A 7 month old can use topical benadryl (diphenhydramine) for itching associated with mosquito bites. Also, applying cold compresses and ice should bring down swelling and help with itching. ...Read more

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My son had an allergic reaction (severe rash & hives) to a supprelin implant. Is it likely he will react to lupron-depot too?

My son had an allergic reaction (severe rash & hives) to a supprelin implant. Is it likely he will react to lupron-depot too?

Maybe...but unsure.: Supprelin la (histrelin) is a Histrelin Acetate implant; whereas Lupron depot is a Leuprolide Acetate suspension. Obviously there is worthwhile concern on your part about this alternative therapy for central precocious puberty in that both medications act to suppress development of puberty artificially. Regardless, the best source of information on this matter is your son's endocrinologist. Contact her today. ...Read more

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Ring finger rash that doesn't itch but dry red flakey. Used hydrocortisone cream but came back once rings on. No rings still a rash with red lines?

Ring finger rash that doesn't itch but dry red flakey. Used hydrocortisone cream but came back once rings on. No rings still a rash with red lines?

Soap residue: Likely from irritation from soap residue trapped in the ring area. It takes several weeks for the skin to recover even if you don't wear your ring. Check to see if your ring is getting too tight. ...Read more