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Patches staying on...
JKellay posted:
I have had my patches fall off and not know it... I asked my doctor and they recommended the tegaderm, a skin prep its like and alcohol pad but it leaves your skin tacky allowing the skin to bond with the patch. They also recommended that you take your hair dryer on low setting and dry your skin before placing the patch on your skin... I am still having issues with it falling off so I am trying the Tegaderm now. Hopefully it will help a lot better than the other... all depends on the day
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HighnLoLita responded:
Thanks for this topic, I am having the same problem. I called my pharmasist and she said she has never heard of tagaderm, I wonder where you would get this??? Thanks Lita
Magsjeanea replied to HighnLoLita's response:
Tegaderm dressings are usually kept by the bandaids in the big drug stores like Walgreens, Rite Aid and CVS. It might go by another name of Opsite but it is really strange that a pharmacist does not know what Tegaderm is. Call another store.
Take good care,
Love Goes There, Mag's Jeaneau
HighnLoLita replied to Magsjeanea's response:
Thanks Magsjeanea, that was very helpful. Yea, I thought it was strange too but, she is new to the pharmacy and my main lady was not there and this one was by herself. She said someone would be there tommorrow. Thanks again, Lita
raffmom responded:
I've used patches for sooo long - on and off. Back in the good ole' days when the generics didn't exist, the manufacturer would give you a card to mail in for FREE patch covers. They always sent me Johnson and Johnson bioclusive dressing. This is just another brand that is allowed to be used over the patch - like Tegraderm. Both brands are listed as safe on the package insert, if you can read that small typing!

Now that I have to buy them myself, I still prefer the way the Johnson and Johnson ones stick; and I like the application method bettter too - May be just old habit tho. I buy mine online for MUCH less than I can get them locally. Google it and you'll find many sources. I'll add that I live in FL and sweat more than most any human being I've ever met! I can just never go without a cover on my patch.
CTBeth replied to HighnLoLita's response:
Hi and Lo,

I just read a post you wrote where you said you are taking ONLY 3 Vicodins and 1 flexaril at night.

Are you now saying that you user Duragesic patches? If you cannot find a pain management MD to treat you, where are you getting the Duragesic patches?
NavalVeteran responded:
HI, I remember that the manufacture of the Fentanyl patch will send you a special overlay, which will help keep the patch attached to your body much better. Prior to my mother dying from pancreatic cancer, she looked like Ms. Patches, as I had them stuck all over her. My former wife was a Guiney pig for money, and they had them test the new overlays, to see if they worked or not; she told me that did a great job at staying on, and the best part is, they are provided to you for free. Good luck. Lee Bolin
soup1974 responded:
use tegaderm FILM its a patch to put over the medical patch it is transparent and breathable it lets air and moisture out but not in it is also used in hospitals they put it over I.V.s but ive never seen a skin prep type
soup1974 replied to NavalVeteran's response:
yeah my pharmicest gave me a sample pack of 3 its called biocluesive not shure about the spelling there but i didnt know how to get more so my doc wrote a script for the tegaderm

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