I am an RN who works in a hospital and I have to wash my hands multiple times a day. Over the last few months I have had a problem with red itchy bumps under my wedding rings. Once it started I took the rings off and it eventually went away not before the skin cracked and still was extemely itchy. Once I put my rings back on it starts all over again. You can even see a definitive line where my wedding rings sit. The bumps are all along the line of the rings. PLEASE HELP!!! I have tried Bacitracin and hydrocotisone creams, they do nothing!!! Thanks...
You need a stronger cream than hydrocortisone. It sounds as though you have contact dermatitis caused by soap and water building up underneath your rings. You'll need to see a doctor to have the proper cream prescribed. Then do what you can to minimize hand washing and/or buildup under your rings. You'll likely have to use the prescribed cream from time to time anyway, given what you do for a living. But I don't believe the composition of your ring--gold, presumably--has anything to do with it. (In other words, you're not allergic to marriage....)
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