I have a well documented adhesive allergy, where even paper tape causes an itchy, blistery (new word!) mess after a couple of days. Plastic tape, tegaderm patches, and band aids create the same rash after ten minutes of contact. The rash lasts approximately ten days in either instance...and the mark that I get once the rash is no longer itchy remains for a couple of years. :'(
Now that everybody has some back story, I need opinions on the Fentanyl patch. Despite my allergy, we attempted the patch. I had the best pain control to date, for two days. The patch was like a hard band aid, and was not gel like in any way. I moved onto Roxicodone and have had some success, but not like the patch. I was even able to sleep on my side without my hip feeling like molten lava after ten minutes! I still can't get over the way it allowed me to sit, and lay down.
I keep seeing where people have one that is like gel. Are the ones like that still likely to cause a reaction?