I took off my rings and have kept them off, moisturizing and hand-washing regularly. Tonight, I decided to seek the help of my trusty Google friends. So, I googled "itchy skin under wedding ring" and discovered that I likely have what's called "Wedding Ring Dermatitis." Which apparently is all my fault, because I wear my rings all the time...to bed, in the shower, everywhere. I rarely take them off, ever. Which has caused the skin under my rings to get all...ick.
This totally grosses me out. Plus, I hate that my rings are uncomfortable right now...and for some reason, the ring finger on my right hand is slightly bigger, so I can't just wear them over there.
My instructions (from Google, naturally) are to leave the rings off especially at night and in the shower, wash and moisturize well, and use some hydrocortisone cream if the itching gets too terrible.
Have any of you had this happen? Apparently, it's quite common. I had never heard of this before! It makes me feel a little...you know, dirty. And I don't like it.