- Oct 28, 2004
Is it possible to be allergic to palladium? I have a platinum channel-set band and a palladium comfort-fit band that I wear together on my right hand. I''ve had the plat band for 2 years, and wear it almost 24/7. I''ve been wearing the pall band with it for about 9 months, but all of a sudden started having trouble with it about 2 months ago. I''ve been getting a rash around my finger anytime I wear those rings together for more than a few days. It comes up really fast- it will start to itch a little and then two hours later it''s a pretty bad rash. It goes away after not wearing those rings/wearing different rings for a few days. I don''t wear them in the shower/cooking/cleaning. They aren''t tight (very loose actually), and they''re both very comfortable; it''s just weird that this started happening all of a sudden a few months ago, especially when palladium and platinum are supposed to be hypoallergenic?? Has anyone else had this problem, and is there anything I can do about it? I clean them daily, just with a toothbrush and water, so they don''t have any dirt on them that could be irritating my skin. I''ve never been allergic to any metal- I don''t usually wear white gold since I wear through the rhodium really fast, but I can wear 10K/14K/18K white gold and silver rings and cheap "mystery metal" earrings with no allergy problems. I also wear my platinum ering and wedding band 24/7 on my left hand with no problem at all. Thanks in advance!