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 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 SPONSORED: We want your Facebook like Join our Facebook community and help us reach 100 000 likes fast! 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 Medical Recovered drug addicts at lower risk of new addiction Medical Single antidepressant dose changes brain connections Medical Conspiracy theories, cures and commentary regarding Ebola on social media Parenting Surrogate babies may end up in stateless limbo Medical Hungry Lion's stunt ignores SA health issues Medical Risk of Ebola becoming airborne remote From our sponsors Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Cardiovascular risk factors Take care of your teeth. Anytime. Anywhere. Like us on facebook! Live healthier Knee pain relief » Knee injuries Test your knee pain knowledge Symptoms of knee pain Do you suffer from knee pain? Do you suffer from recurrent knee pain? It could be osteoarthritis... Vitamin wise » Vitamins for HIV What to eat for vitamin B? Cut down on vitamins Get your vitamins right Find out which vitamin to use for which condition. Ask our Vitamin expert.