When I went to the doctor on Saturday (after being sick since the first week of November), I also showed her the bright red patches on my wrist under my watch. Contact dermatitis, she said...I'm allergic to my watch.
I like my watch. I have to have a watch. At work I monitor things in 10 minute increments and hour increments. I must have a watch. And what kind of a person becomes allergic to stainless steel? Is that even possible?
When the rash first started to appear a month ago, I thought I had gotten something on the watch, so I scrubbed it and cleaned it and put it in hydrogen peroxide and later bleached it and thoroughly cleaned it. It didn't work.
So along with a host of other drugs that have me feeling much better (I can breathe and sleep and am not sneezing every 2 minutes and am getting over an infected head), I also have some cream stuff that I apply twice a day. It seems to be helping, but I still wear my watch...I wrap my wrist in rolled gauze first, of course.
So I'll need to buy a new watch, one that does not have stainless steel on it.