For those of you that wear wedding bands, especially if there are diamonds, do you have any problems with the hand sanitizer weakening the setting and losing stones and/or ruining the gold?
I read a couple threads on this, but that question was not answered (I do try to search for answers from past threads first!)
I have a small channel set band in white gold (perhaps white gold is the problem?) that I really never gave a second thought if I could or couldn't wear it in nursing school and then on the job. Because it's very flat it can't possibly scratch...but then I'm reading it can harbor fluids, blood, etc...but I thought that's why nurses wear gloves!
Are you really not wearing gloves as much when handling patients? Also I understand there may be a difference between the powdered gloves and the purple ones. I understand the ring can get gooped up with soap/moisturizer but that also isn't a huge concern as I soak mine everyday in a vinegar solution (a tip my chem prof gave me!) and he told me that dissolves all dirt, oils etc b/c of the polarity.
Sorry if this is a goofy question, but I'm really curious and I'd really like to wear at least my band as it's more than just the "symbol" for me, but if it's going to get ruined then I'd rather err on the side of caution and wear a plain gold one.
Can you tell I start nursing school in less than 3 mos and I'm just going nuts with the overwhelming reality that soon I am leaving my current job and embarking on this new journey?
What am I thinking???
Anyway I'm very analytical so I like to figure things out ahead of time even though when I plan, God usually laughs