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Thread: How to get a stuck ring off of a swollen finger

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    How to get a stuck ring off of a swollen finger

    You really need to watch this one!!! It is a neat way to do it!!
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    ​Nifty trick!

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    Wow, that's amazing! I noticed, though, that his finger changed color while he was doing it. Probably wouldn't want to take too long. I was interested because my mother's wedding ring had to be cut off when her hand swelled up from a bee sting (she was allergic).

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    How slick is that!! Love it!
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    Mr Stitchnripper recently got into some poison ivy and we tried this method. It didn't work for us. We ended up wrapping his finger in the string and putting oil and ice on his hand and I had him hold his hand above his head. When his finger started to turn blue we unwrapped it and put more oil on it and he wrestled the ring off. It was quite a painful ordeal and I would have had it cut off but he just couldn't do it. I hope none of you need to do this and if you do that the video method works for you
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    We tried everything to get my wedding ring off before knee surgery. They ended up cutting it off, but the nurses kept trying after they put me out. I told them to just yank it...I wouldn't feel a thing if I was out...but, they ended up cutting in the end.
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    Our jeweler told us to use Windex and it has always worked for us
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    Moonwork...never heard of using Windex but I'll certainly keep that in mind. My hands swell frequently.
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    I had do take a wedding band off because I had machine quilted two large quilts in two weeks. I tried everything I had ever heard of. Finally I thought to use shortening, like using for pie crust. I twisted it off, instead of pulling it off. After I bought another ring two sizes larger, it went back to just being one size too big.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moonwork42029 View Post
    Our jeweler told us to use Windex and it has always worked for us
    Forgot to mention that we tried windex, WD-40, and some other internet suggestions. For us none of them worked. His finger was in pretty bad shape.
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    I sold jewelry for years, if windex didn't work, we'd cut it off, the ring, not the finger
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Wonder what is in windex that makes this possible....does it have to be brand name windex or will any window cleaner do?

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    Great to know! I remember years ago, while working in the hospital, every time someone had a ring that needed to come off, a certain resident doctor would be called. He did something with string, but he did it so fast, no one ever figured out what he did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnie View Post
    I sold jewelry for years, if windex didn't work, we'd cut it off, the ring, not the finger
    Glad to know that Lynnie! Made me chuckle
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    I'm a RN and I used the string method for many years - never used the safety pin though. As long as there wasn't any injury to the finger--ie, cut, smashed, etc I could always get it off with string. I would use the embroidery floss that comes on a ball or get narrow (1/8 in wide) cloth tape if working at the hospital. Saved many peoples rings from getting cut off.
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    Well, I eventually had mine cut off. When I got married my finger was a size 4, and over the years grew to a size 8. My fat finger had this tiny ring imbedded in it. I still have a faint marking where the ring was.
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    I have learned somethingelse. Who would have thought Windex would be the thing to take a ring off. hummmmm.
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    I you will thread a piece of dental floss through the ring toward the person's body, then wind it very closely together you can gently pull the threaded end of the floss and it will spin the ring right off. We had to do this for my mother before she passed. Had had that ring on for 66 years

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    I have seen that done and had it done on myself and I can tell you it is VERY painful. Look at the video again and notice that the ring is sitting at the joint and his finger isn't swollen. In most situations the finger is almost black. If it ever happens to me again, I will have my ring cut off.
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    the jewler used windex and a paper towel with me. worked like a charm!
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