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I have a wedding ring made of white gold. I was fine with it until I got into my pregnancy, that's when I started breaking out with a painful rash where the band was. I removed it, it healed, and the pregnancy came to an end.<br><br>
When I put it back on after my pregnancy I seemed fine with it, but now I'm breaking out in the same rash again. Anyone else have problems with white gold? Should I just get a new ring made with real gold? Anything I can do to prevent this?
 

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White gold is "real" gold. Is it 18k or 24k? It has nickel in it of some proportion and you're most likely sensitive to the nickel. Two other thoughts... a friend of mine gets a rash under her ring if she gets detergent under it and doesn't rinse her hands well after washing dishes. I was getting a rash under my rings and it was from the chemical ring cleaner that I used. A friend of mine told me to use Dawn dishwashing liquid (which I use anyway) and a toothbrush and rinse, and I haven't gotten the rash since. So it could be any of those things. You could always go to platinum (just remember that in ambulances they have cutters for rings and it'll do gold but not platinum... that's a just-in-case thing to know).
 

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White gold is mixed with nickle, I think that's my problem. I had the same problem with earrings. I'll try dawn when we get liquid soap again and just be sure to take my rings off when I wash dishes or wash my hands in general and see how that goes.<br><br>
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But yellow gold is mixed with nickel as well. My wedding band is yellow gold and my ring on my other hand is white gold, and they both give me bubbles under the ring... I can't wear any earrings except gold either.
 

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i know this is old now but hope that you found out your problem cuz im on here right now w/ the same problem and wondering if its from soap. a friend told me today that i could get the rings dipped in platinum...idk how $$ that is. she gave me some coconut cleaning stuff im gonna try out and let my fingers heal (i have it on both hands b/c i switch back and forth in hopes i can control the rash that way... silly me)<br>
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I had this issue...I couldn't wear my ring or earrings for well over a yr...or any metal jewelry. Turns out I had candida pretty badly. Once that was mostly under control, I could wear my ring again. I have yet to try earrings, as I don't want to push it. It was an interesting angle, but played true for me.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> Hope you get it figured out!
 

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I used to work in a fine jewelry store and saw this a lot. You are possibly trapping soap or water underneath the band, usually under any stones or hollow spaces. I take my rings off to wash my hands and dry them thoroughly when I put them back on.<br><br>
If it is a metal issue you can get them Rhodium Plated. Rhodium is a member of the platinum family and is white in color. Very few people react to rhodium and it can last quite a while. It should cost around $20 or so to have done and is totally worth it if it means you can wear your rings again. If you have heat sensitive stones it will cost more as they will need to be removed so they don't break during the plating process. If they are diamonds don't worry about it.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 
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