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? » Breathe for me Become an organ donor 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 Selfmed - the one with the apple Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare Medihelp - quality, affordable medical scheme cover 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 Diet and nutrition Diet drinks 'as bad as meth addiction' Diet and nutrition Purple tomatoes more ‘tasty and healthy’ Medical Type 2 diabetes progresses faster in kids Mental health The science behind the itch Fitness Exercise should be core subject at school Medical Losing weight may ease heartburn From our sponsors Hill's Science Plan Canine Mini range What is Diabetic Neuropathy? There are more than 200 different viruses which can cause a cold A clinically proven skin care range is now available Live healthier Be vitamin-smart » A-Z of vitamins What is vitamin C? Ask the expert Why we need vitamin D Even in a country with an abundance of sunlight you might have a vitamin D deficiency. Here's why. Beat acne » Stars with scars Acne tips Skincare Myths about acne Through the ages, there have been many myths about acne. We list the myths and give you the facts.