How to Remove a Ring That's Stuck on a Finger

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Removing a ring that is stuck on a finger is made easier by putting the hand over the head or heart to reduce swelling, and using a lubricant around the finger. Remove a stuck ring with tips from a fashion specialist in this free video on style advice.

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Hi my name is Rachel Youens and I'm a freelance fashion writer and the owner of austinstylewatch.com street fashion site. And I'm here to tell you about how to get off a ring that's stuck on your finger. So get a ring stuck on there all nice and tight. The first thing you're going to want to do is put your hand over your head or at least over your heart. And what this does is starts draining the blood out of your arm and out of your hand, and out of that finger so that it's a little less swollen. So while you got it up there the next thing you're going to want to do is take a cold compress and wrap it around your finger. And this will start taking the swelling down and start to get the blood, and the swelling away from that finger. So we're kind of letting gravity work for us here. And after you've had that up for a little while next thing you're going to want to do is use some kind of lubricant. Whether it's soap, Vaseline. You can even use chapstick in a pinch, anything with like a petroleum jelly or some kind of lubricant in it. So we're going to use dish soap today. Just put a little of that on there and just kind of work it around the finger trying to get it under the area where the ring is stuck. And again like we use the hand in the air and kind of used our biology to help us get that ring loose, we're going to do that again and we're going to take a string. You can use any kind of string and what you're going to do is wrap it around your finger right above where the ring is stuck. And what this is going to do is work like a compress that's going to help take the swelling out of that area. So you don't want to wrap it so tight that your finger is blue. Just tight enough so it starts taking out the swelling. And this is a similar idea that a lot of people use like if they're diabetics or have swelling issues where they put compresses on their legs. So we're going to leave it on there for just a bit. And take that off and that'll take down the swelling in the area just enough that you can get that ring loose. And just a reminder on this is you do have a swelling condition or your finger's turning blue it's time to bypass all of these and go ahead, and go to the doctor or go to a jeweler that can cut the ring off your hand. But that's how you get a ring off your finger.

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