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Toe Rings

Hi Ladies, I've got 2 14k toe rings on the same toe that I can't get off and my toe is getting red and swollen. I've tried veggie oil and ky jelly. Any ideas how I can get them off??
Thank you, K. P

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Hello you wonderful people !
I finally got my toe rings off by your advice. I soaked my foot in ice water for about 5 minutes and tried again with safflower oil and WD40. It hurt but it worked.
Thanks for all your help. K.

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Try reclining for a while with you foot elevated. It's pretty easy for feet to swell up, with gravity making it hard for them to get the blood out.

Try raising it for 20 minutes or so, then retry the KY or oil or something.

Good luck.

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Soak your foot in very cold/ice water and use soap and water. Good luck!

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Soap and water or body lotion. Should work instantly.

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Red and swollen could be very dangerous. Jewelers will cut them off for you

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Try reclining for a while with you foot elevated. It's pretty easy for feet to swell up, with gravity making it hard for them to get the blood out.

Try raising it for 20 minutes or so, then retry the KY or oil or something.

Good luck.

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You may want to try soaking it in cold water first, then try the oils. I wouldn't wait on this if that doesn't work, you could lose your toe!

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Windex! I know it sounds weird, but it works!!!! Just squirt it on your toe, the rings, ets and it will take a little work but it should slide off.

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Try Windex. Every time I try on a toe ring, the vendor uses Windex. Or just regular soap. If you are still swollen, try dipping your foot in cold water or icing it.

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Try Windex. That's how I get mine on. Hopefully that will work. It's weird but it works.

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Hi K.,

Please for many of the mama's tell us how you worked this out. Toe rings are pretty for the moment, but in my humble opinion not very practical. I recommend a nice decal on your big TOE!

Blessings.....

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Ouch, that sounds like a real problem! Have you tried putting your feet in ice for awhile to decrease the swelling, then using oil?

If you can't get them off soon, you should have them cut off by a jeweler who may have the special tool to cut rings off, or go to your doctor!

Good luck!

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K.,

If the cold soaks don't work- you nay need to contact your local fire department or Emergency room to have it cut off. Some are also trained in "stringing" it off... might want to call them for advice.

M.

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maybe try putting your foot up on ice for 15 minutes before using lube. Don't keep your foot iced for more than 20 minutes though or you could start having syptoms of hypothermia. If that doesn't work, get them cut off.

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I agree with Helen D--you need to get those rings off NOW or you could have serious problems with your toe. If you aren't familiar with the stringing method, see http://www.ehow.com/how_###-###-####_remove-stuck-ring-fi... for directions or just google "removing rings with string" to get to the site. Jewelry stores usually use windex, but one of the best lubricators in existence is saliva, which is what I use to remove rings. You could try getting a relatively large amound of spit on your toe to see if that will work. If not, get to your doctor and have the rings cut off.

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can you get a thin string throu it if so then you turn it around and round till you it off to wear u can pull it. also ues oil to helpit move smothly

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You might have to try the product they sell at jewelry stores to get them off. And if that doesn't work they may have to be cut off. I had to have a ring on my hand done that way, and then of course the ring had to be repaired and resized. good luck!

Try putting your foot in ice water for as long as you can stand it to get the swelling down. The harder you try to get it off the more swollen your toe will become.

That happen to me with a ring, but ti did finally come off right before I started to panic thinking it would need to cut off.

Good luck..............Roxy

K.-
Soak your feet in ice water. I know it's cold, but chill them until you can't stand it any more. Then add the slippery stuff. I do this when my hands get swollen and I can't get a ring off. I stick them in the ice box. The cold shrinks your fingers and toes and should allow you to get it off. YOu may have to sit there in freezing water for about 10 minutes or so, but if it gets it off, it'w worth it. A last ditch effort is to have a doctor cut the ring off.
-E.

Have you tried using dental floss? The Kaiser hand book states that you should try to get the floss under the rings then wrap the floss as tightly as you can around the finger/toe and then unwrap the floss starting at the bottom under the rings and this might help you to slid/coax the rings off. It is what they had to do to my father-in-law when he had to remove his wedding band for surgery. His knuckles were very swollen due to his rumitoid arthritis. Good luck! If all else fails then just get them cut off. Better to have the rings repaired than to loose a toe!

Try saoking your toe in ice water and then use crisco. The ice water will reduce swelling and the crisco won't melt or soak into your skin as much. This is the method I used to get my weeding ring off when I went backpacking the first time I was pregnant and my finger had swelled up and was red.

If this doesn't work, you may need to have a jewler or someone cut them off! Please take care of it soon!

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