Eczema on the wrist: Why you get a rash from watch straps, jewellery and fitness trackers and what to do about it

March 14, 2018

Ever wondered why you get a sore spot from wearing a watch, bracelet or fitness trackers? We found out why this happens and how you can treat it.


If you’ve ever had a rash on your wrist from wearing a watch, bracelet or fitness tracker, you are not alone. Fitbit even had to recall one of their products after 2% of wearers reported developing a rash.

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What causes it?

“The skin reaction that some people develop on their wrists under watches, fitness trackers or bracelets is a form of eczema called contact dermatitis,” Consultant dermatologist Dr Sharon Wong explains.



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