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Mel8899

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Has anyone all of a sudden get a rash from back of watch after wearing it for awhile? I just started getting one today.
 
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barbu

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I have - but not from an Apple Watch, just cheap nickel-plated ones when I was a kid. Apple Watch should be ceramic and/or stainless/aluminium only on the back. But it looks like you have a very real problem there!
 

MisterSavage

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Had this happen to my on the underside of my wrist. It lasted for weeks when wearing the Apple sport band. I switched to another Apple sport band and no change. I switched to a cheap metal Milanese copy and irritation disappears.

I see other people have encountered this:


 

Lyn2012

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I had this happen to me recently and realised that I’d (unusually) taken off the watch before putting moisturiser on my arms. I could feel the watch prickling and burning my skin after only a few minutes. After the skin healed I resumed wearing the watch but making sure no cream had been put on that area. I have had no further trouble since then, a few weeks later.
 

digitalexplr

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Had this happen to my on the underside of my wrist. It lasted for weeks when wearing the Apple sport band. I switched to another Apple sport band and no change. I switched to a cheap metal Milanese copy and irritation disappears.

I see other people have encountered this:


I had the same experience with my AW4 sports band. Knowing I have contact dermatitis I switched to a metal band. The problem disappeared.

I was recently retested for contact dermatitis and found several more items I am allergic to. One of which is the following. You may be suffering from the same issue.

Thiuram mix [A] contains the following four substances: Tetramethylthiuram monosulfide, Disulfiram, Tetramethylthiuram disulfide, and Dipentamethylenethiuram disulfide. These substances are used as fungicides and pesticides, and in the manufacture of many rubber products. You are most likely to contact this substance when using, wearing, or handling natural or synthetic rubber products at work or at home.
 
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MisterSavage

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I had the same experience with my AW4 sports band. Knowing I have contact dermatitis I switched to a metal band. The problem disappeared.

I was recently retested for contact dermatitis and found several more items I am allergic to. One of which is the following. You may be suffering from the same issue.

Thiuram mix [A] contains the following four substances: Tetramethylthiuram monosulfide, Disulfiram, Tetramethylthiuram disulfide, and Dipentamethylenethiuram disulfide. These substances are used as fungicides and pesticides, and in the manufacture of many rubber products. You are most likely to contact this substance when using, wearing, or handling natural or synthetic rubber products at work or at home.
Wow, that's really interesting. I have had skin issues in the past so this is eye opening. Thanks for sharing it!
 

Aspasia

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Got my AW 5 44 February 6, wearing it on my left hand only during the day. Couple days later noticed a small red spot where the watch contacts my skin. Rash disappeared by morning but it continued to reappear in late afternoon. Switched to the sport loop with the same result. Bands are not too tight. Irritation could be moisture between the watch and my skin; unsure. My present remedy is to alternate wrists. Changing orientation is simple so I'll see how it goes.
 
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Mel8899

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I stopped wearing watch for a few
days and used a cream my Doc recommended. Rash hasn’t reappeared. 🧐