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Allergic reaction to adhesives from pain patches

ellengreenspooneellengreenspoon Posts: 3
edited 06/08/2015 - 8:32 PM in Pain Medications
I am new to this site and I am sorry so many. Of you suffered as I did from an allergic reaction to the adhesive.

I have a solution that worked for me

1. I outlined the patch on my skin
2. I sprayed the inner edge where the patch
Was to be with an inhaler which blocked
Breakthrough of the allergy for a week
3. Apply patch

I too went through hell and tore off I don't know how many patches because of the allergy. I told everyone until I heard this solution.

Now I am in Canada so I needed a prescription which he gladly have me

I really do hope you give the patches another try. They didn't work for me but I truly do for you and feel free to contact me if you have any questions


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,841
    edited 06/09/2015 - 4:55 AM
    I only developed that in the past 10 years. I am ok with any latex but only for a short period of time.

    With both of my hip replacement surgeries, where they taped the drape around my hip developed into a nasty reaction. I had to use some antibiotics, plus topical cream to calm down the irritation. I had to wear compression stockings prior to my ankle surgery. For the first 3 weeks I as ok, but then I developed a nasty rash in both legs where the stockings where. When I get some blood work drawn, if I leave the band aid on for more than 24 hours, I develop some welts and a rash.

    Really nothing I can do to stop that except to make sure I limit the time I have exposure to latex

    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • As a follow up to my original solution, today I tried spraying the area where the patch would go with Benedryl spray and 24hours later I have no reaction. Without the spray the itch would be worse than the pain
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