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How to prevent getting skin fungal infections under rings

How to prevent getting skin fungal infections under rings


At Mulloys Fine Jewelry in Carlsbad, we understand the sentimental value of your rings. Whether it's your engagement ring, wedding band, or a piece of fine jewelry that holds a special place in your heart, we know that you want to wear your rings with pride. However, as beautiful and cherished as they are, rings can sometimes pose a risk to your skin health if not properly maintained. One common issue that many individuals face is the development of skin fungal infections beneath their rings. In this blog, we'll explore the causes of these infections and provide you with practical tips to prevent and manage them while keeping your jewelry in its pristine condition.

Understanding the Causes of Skin Fungal Infections

Skin fungal infections can be uncomfortable, unsightly, and even embarrassing. Before we delve into prevention, let's understand the factors that contribute to these infections:

  1. Moisture and Trapped Sweat: The underside of a ring can create a moist environment beneath it, particularly if your skin becomes sweaty. Fungi thrive in warm, damp conditions.
  2. Lack of Air Circulation: Rings that fit too snugly can hinder the circulation of air, making the skin underneath more prone to fungal growth.
  3. Improper Cleaning: Neglecting to clean your rings regularly can lead to the accumulation of dirt, oils, and dead skin cells, creating an ideal environment for fungi to thrive.
  4. Dirty Environment: If you work in a dusty or dirty environment, particles can get trapped under your ring, leading to irritation and fungal infections.

Now that we have a clear understanding of the causes, let's explore some practical steps to prevent skin fungal infections under your rings.

  1. Choose the Right Ring Size

Ensuring that your ring fits comfortably is the first step in preventing fungal infections. A well-fitting ring allows for air circulation and minimizes moisture buildup. If you're unsure of your ring size, visit Mulloys Fine Jewelry in Carlsbad for a professional measurement to find the perfect fit.

  1. Keep Your Hands Dry

Moisture is a breeding ground for fungi. Make a conscious effort to keep your hands dry, especially after washing or any activity that causes sweat. Pat your hands and the area beneath the ring dry with a clean towel.

  1. Regular Cleaning of Your Rings

Regularly cleaning your rings is essential to prevent the accumulation of dirt and debris. Use a mild soap and warm water, and gently scrub your ring with a soft brush or toothbrush. Ensure you clean both the top and bottom of the ring thoroughly. This not only keeps your jewelry sparkling but also prevents skin infections.

  1. Remove Your Rings for Certain Activities

There are times when it's wise to remove your rings, such as when you're doing household chores, working with chemicals, or engaging in activities that could lead to moisture buildup. By taking your rings off during these times, you reduce the risk of fungal infections and damage to your jewelry.

  1. Keep Your Skin Clean

Maintaining good personal hygiene can also prevent fungal infections. Regularly wash and dry your hands and the area beneath your ring. Use a gentle, hypoallergenic soap to avoid skin irritation.

  1. Rotate Your Rings

If you have multiple rings, consider rotating them to allow your skin to breathe. This can prevent constant contact with the same area, reducing the chances of irritation and infection.

  1. Invest in Hypoallergenic Materials

If you're prone to skin allergies, consider purchasing rings made from hypoallergenic materials, such as platinum or titanium. These materials are less likely to cause skin irritation.

  1. Use Antifungal Creams

If you suspect a fungal infection under your ring, consult a healthcare professional and use antifungal creams as prescribed. It's essential to address any infection promptly to prevent it from worsening.

  1. Be Mindful of Jewelry Storage

When you're not wearing your rings, store them in a clean, dry place. Avoid keeping them in humid environments, as this can lead to tarnishing and potential fungal growth. Jewelry boxes or pouches are excellent options for storing your precious pieces.

  1. Regular Inspections at Mulloys Fine Jewelry

Lastly, consider scheduling regular check-ups for your rings at Mulloys Fine Jewelry. Our experts can inspect your jewelry for any damage, including signs of wear and tear, loose stones, or prongs that may irritate your skin. This proactive approach ensures your rings remain in perfect condition and poses no risk to your skin.


Your rings are more than just accessories; they are symbols of love, commitment, and cherished memories. By following these preventative measures, you can enjoy wearing your rings without the worry of skin fungal infections. At Mulloys Fine Jewelry in Carlsbad, we are committed to ensuring that your jewelry not only looks stunning but also enhances your overall well-being. If you have any questions or concerns about your jewelry, feel free to reach out to our knowledgeable and friendly team. Your satisfaction and the health of your skin are our top priorities. Stay stylish, stay safe, and wear your rings with pride.


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