A couple months ago after a long day in the studio I
started noticing that my 14K gold wedding band was really
irritating my finger. I have been wearing it for 6+ years no
problem prior to this. Thinking that I must have gotten an
irritating chemical under it I stopped wearing it and washed
the ring. Put the ring away for a month or so until all signs
of irritation had left my finger. Put the ring back
on...within 12 hrs the area under the ring was red and itchy.
Took the ring off again...what gives? Put an inexpensive gold
necklace on...no reaction. Can anyone help?
I'll be darned, I'm having the same type of reaction on my
wrists! I always wear a watch . . .a dive watch, actually, one
that can go to 100 meters (300 feet), ANYWAY, under the
watchband (which is not even metal!!! nylon or something) I get
red itchy areas, no matter which wrist I wear it on.
A year ago, I was getting the same sort of "itchy, red" areas on
fingers, under rings (one of which was 18K yellow gold.) I
stopped wearing that ring ..
Could it be the "bobbing compound?" the "Zam" or perhaps, the
Palmolive dishwashing detergent that I was my hands with after
polishing??? Wondering too!