Home > Medical > First aid > Removing foreign objects 29 June 2005 Removing a ring Are you struggling to remove a ring from your finger? Follow these steps. 0 Pin It Assess Am I at risk of a stroke? » Join Parenting Forum » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz Would you survive disaster? » How to save a choking child Vinnie Jones' hard and fast hands-only CPR Are you struggling to remove a ring from your finger? Follow these steps: Hold the finger in cold and soapy water and attempt to remove it over the slippery skin. If this is not successful, push a piece of string (preferably dental floss) under the ring from the finger’s side towards the hand, and pull a third of the length through. Wind the end closest to the ring tightly around the finger, starting at the widest part of the finger, and working towards the fingernail. Each wrap should lie tightly side-to-side. Pull the other end of the string and start unwrapping it until the ring passes the knuckle. More in Medical First Aid: How to remove a fishhook More: First aidRemoving foreign objects advertisement Get a quote Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news News What we know about Reeva’s Injuries Fitness How much protein do exercisers need? Lifestyle Blood spatter analysis – how it works Parenting Some parents prefer mobiles to kids at mealtimes Lifestyle Flood warnings for large parts of SA Lifestyle Gases that damage ozone layer found in ice and air From our sponsors Recovery after exercise is an essential part of any workout What is Metabolic Syndrome? Could you have it? Eyecare for computer users Treet-It Anti-Lice aiding schools in the prevention of Head Lice Live healthier Beware of the danger! » Asthma danger zones 13 danger zones Teen dangers 21 dangerous things people do Here are 21 things people do without thinking. But they are dangerous, and could kill you or the people around you. Preventing HIV » Male screening tests HIV protective shots HIV vaccine Vaginal ring to prevent pregnancy, HIV and herpes A new vaginal ring, similar to existing birth control rings, promises to provide months of protection against pregnancy, HIV and herpes.