Monday, 15 September 2014

Damaged finger.



Since Lady Magnon presented me with this ring (above), it has not been off my finger.

The ring itself is based on a symbol that I have left (carved or otherwise) in every home I've owned.

Recently the skin underneath the ring has started to itch, and today I could no longer stand it. It's now gone very red.

As you might be able to see (second finger from right), the skin has become irritated by something, and I shall not be replacing the ring until it has completely healed up. A few days maybe.

Below is the symbol in our current home. If you should find something similar in your own home... it might well have once been owned by Cro.



30 comments:

  1. Such a nice idea to live signs to your exsistence in places.The ring is also beautiful.

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    1. It's a version of the Maltese Cross, or Amalfi Cross, or that attributed to The Knights Hospitaller.

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  2. I thought it looked like a Maltese Cross. What made you choose it as your " signature" ?

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    1. I just liked the shape... no more, no less.

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  3. Try painting the inner side of the ring with clear nail varnish. I have to do this to the back of any watch I wear. If I don't my skin goes red and itchy. I repeat the nail varnish about every three months or so.

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    1. Thank you Lindsay; I hadn't expected a handy tip!

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    2. (Just be careful you don't have any reaction to the nail varnish- it can be toxic stuff!)

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  4. Gorgeous ring. Like the idea of continuity with the pattern. Might have to think of my own one and copy your idea!

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  5. Lovely idea Cro - a bit late for me to start thinking about leaving a symbol everywhere I live - but it certainly makes for continuity.

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  6. This is usually caused by the accumulation of soap and other material (not always visible) that irritates your skin after a while.
    Mix 1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide with 1/2 cup white vinegar and soak the ring for 30 mins. Afterwards, using a soft toothbrush, clean it thoroughly inside and out, getting into all the nooks and crannies. Suspend the ring over boiling water, in it but not touching the bottom, and boil for 20 mins. This will kill anything the above mixture has missed.
    Result: a lovely clean and wearable ring.
    Of course, don't put it back on until your finger has healed which could take up to 2 weeks.
    Worth a try.

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    1. Gosh, I didn't imagine it would be so complicated. It certainly is a bit grubby, but I'd imagined just a quick scrub would do the job. I had wondered if if wasn't the pool chemicals that stay behind the ring that had caused it. I'll follow your advice.Thanks.

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  7. This too happened to me Cro. My wedding ring has celtic knot work on it which is cut out and so tends to accumulate gunk if I'm not on the lookout. It gets a thorough sterilizing every so often. I've found whilst waiting for your skin to heal up that antibiotic ointment rubbed over the spot helps heal it up quickly.

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    1. Lady Magnon suggested something similar; it's quite sore.

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    2. …rather than bacterial, possibly fungal. Use your athlete's foot powder, maybe.

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  8. I stopped wearing my wedding ring early on because of the itching and rash that I constantly got. I call it marriage rot. Hubby never takes his off and with a ring or without a ring, we have managed to get through 46 years together.

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  9. I don't know how long you have been married. Fact is, not least for males, that whilst your ring finger might have been size whatever when you tied the knot you may have outgrown it. Hence leading to irritation. Blood flow and all that.

    Other than that I find it weird people not taking their rings off - at least once in a while. But then I don't believe in shackles - of any kind.

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    1. When I wore a watch, I never took that off either. I've been married for 43 years.

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  10. My gran used to have the same problem...with her it was an allergy to the metals used in jewellery be it silver or gold or whatever...as someone above suggested...she used to paint the back sides of her jewellery with clear nail polish so she could dress up once in a while. Hope it clears up soon for you soon.

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    1. For the moment it seems even worse, but I'm taking that as a good sign.

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  11. That happens to me once in a while with certain rings or earrings. For you it's probably that alien abduction finger transplant. They gave you a faulty digit.

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    1. That explains everything. It looks rather like a healing amputation.

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  12. Hi Cro, sounds like dermatitis to me. Show it to the pharmacist he will give you some cream that will clear it up, it helps being open to the air. I get it from lots of washing up and not taking my band off. it then holds the water and soap against my skin and makes it gross and then it takes about 2 weeks to clear up as it cracks before it gets better.

    below are some links

    http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Eczema-(contact-dermatitis)/Pages/Causes.aspx

    http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Eczema-(contact-dermatitis)/pages/introduction.aspx

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    1. Thanks Sol. I'm sure you're right. It's either soap or pool chemicals, or something else.

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  13. A little E45 will soon clear it up.

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  14. I have a 1940 embroidery in this shape
    Did you do it?

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  15. Sticking my nose in here. I think perhaps the ring is a shade too small. The finger is not able to "breathe" or dry properly. When you have your fingers in something unsavory you need to wash well and dry completely - finger and ring. I had the same problem, larger size and drying well, took care of the problem.

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