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 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 Doctor leading Ebola fight dies Medical Family in US free of Ebola News SANDF unlawfully dismisses HIV+ recruits News Early dieting may lead to future health problems News Kids don't trust foods classified as 'healthy' News Decorative contact lenses can cause eye damage From our sponsors Occlusal disease - a modern day dental problem The importance of choosing the best life insurance for you Alzheimer’s disease – incurable but preventable Breakfast like a King Live healthier Yoga » Exercise time? Yoga mats matter Yoga and sleep What yoga can do for you Yoga is a stress-buster, but it also helps with anxiety, depression, insomnia, back pain and other ills. Allergy alert » Allergy myths Cold or allergy? Children and allergies Allergy facts vs. fiction Some of the greatest allergy myths and misconceptions can actually be damaging to your health.