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Unread 07-23-2010, 03:42 AM
advice: glue ring wearing the Patch

My doc put me on the patch. I wanted to hear from others wearing the patch and ask where you wear it? And....how to you stop from getting that gross dirty looking glue ring? Thanks!
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Unread 07-23-2010, 06:48 AM
Re: advice: glue ring wearing the Patch

Me too, how do you get rid of that glue ring? I tried rubbing alcohol but that didn't work.
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Unread 07-23-2010, 07:46 AM
Re: advice: glue ring wearing the Patch

Hi!

The adhesive from the estrogen patches can pick up fibers from your clothing so you might want to try wearing microfiber panties to minimize the chance of having that ring.

To remove the adhesive you can try a variety of things such as soap and water, rubbing alcohol or Goo Gone. If you use Goo Gone, be sure to wash off any residue of that product after the adhesive is gone.

I've been using the Vivelle Dot for years and I wear it on my rear, around where my jeans pockets hit. Absorption back there is about 20% higher than on the abdomen so it's important that patch changes are made from one side to the other whether it's worn on the abdomen or on the rear. Moving the patch from front to back/back to front can result in fluctuating levels which in turn causes menopause symptoms, which of course we're trying to avoid.

I hope this helps!

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Unread 07-23-2010, 09:02 AM
Re: advice: glue ring wearing the Patch

There have been several recent posts about the "dirt" that the patch leaves behind. On the day that I switch it, I take it off before my shower and scrub it some before putting a new one on after my shower. I also put it on my lower back to get a higher absorption. I also leave the old patch to get a little bit higher dose; I always wear an old one and a new one. I mark the old one with a permanent marker so I can remember which one to remove. (I put an "O" on it!). I remember where to put it because I have some moles on my rear end around which I put the patch. Oh, yes, the fun we can have with Vivelle!!!!!! ha, ha!
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Unread 07-24-2010, 10:49 AM
Re: advice: glue ring wearing the Patch

I use a product called "Detachol" to remove the adhesive. It is not an Rx item but I've found that my local pharmacies do not carry it but can order it. The bottle cost me about $20 and lasts me about 2 years, using it twice per week. It's sort of like Goo Gone but it is for skin, approved for pediatric use even - which is one of the reasons I wanted to try it since I have very sensitive skin. Works great but does leave a slight oily residue behind. I find that if I use it and then shower, just the regular soap will take off the residue. I wouldn't put my new patch in that same spot but after 3 more showers, it's time to change my patch again and that spot is ready to go! Works great, takes off all the gunk and nothing toxic!
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Unread 07-24-2010, 06:42 PM
Re: advice: glue ring wearing the Patch

Baby oil helps too. I wear mine on my behind too. Don't put it where the edge of your panties will rub it, because that will sometimes make the edges come loose.
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Unread 08-03-2010, 09:09 PM
Re: advice: glue ring wearing the Patch

I remove it with 91% rubbing alcohol and a cotton pad. Comes right off with no problems.
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Unread 08-03-2010, 11:38 PM
Re: advice: glue ring wearing the Patch

I just rub at it in the shower, and it comes off after a day or two.

I just switched my patch from rear back to front - to see if it got any less sweaty itchy.
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Unread 08-04-2010, 10:35 PM
Re: advice: glue ring wearing the Patch

I wish I could figure out a way to not get the gross, dirty ring in the first place. Ugh. But, to get rid of it, after the fact, as per a suggestion here, I've been using Triad Adhesive Tape Remover Pads, and they've been working like a dream. No more red, irritated, broken skin -- hooray!
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Unread 08-05-2010, 12:06 AM
Re: advice: glue ring wearing the Patch

What patch is this?
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