Nicotine patch rash- help!
Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:51 PM
The problem I am having is that the patches are reeeeaaaalllllly irritating my skin! I have been placing the patches on my arms in different areas each time but the patches are seriously making me itch. My skin (where the patches have been placed) is very red, hot and itchy and feels swollen and hard to the touch. I have tried different brands but I still get the rashes...
Has anyone else experienced a similar problem and if so, how did you overcome it-if you did?
I am worried about trying a different method of nicotine replacement as I am concerned that things like gum etc, won't give me the constant dose of nicotine that I have been getting, which I think is the reason that I have lasted so long without smoking and without having any mood swings/cravings.
Any help/advice would be much appreciated
Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:54 AM
Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:24 AM
I didn't put a patch on yesterday as I couldn't stand the itching anymore but my cravings have been so bad (I have been using the nicotinel mouth spray which is good but not great) and I really dont want to risk smoking again.
Posted 09 July 2012 - 12:36 AM
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Posted 15 July 2012 - 03:30 AM
This is my third quit, and my second time using the patch. I get the same symptoms too. I've found that either aloe vera or Vitamin E in the form of Sesame Seed Oil or Grapeseed extract helps a lot. I just massage that in a couple of times a day and the red patches go away much faster.
I hope this helps!
Posted 16 July 2012 - 02:54 PM
Posted 21 July 2012 - 02:17 PM
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Posted 24 August 2013 - 09:30 PM
Okay, this may be a bit late... like a year late... but try an ice pack for about 20 to 30 minutes... Ice has a numbing effect, and it also helps to reduce any swelling associated with the itch.
I quit 2 weeks ago and used a different brand (Walgreens generic) that was also expired, but my doctor said it should still work. No itch with that one, but today I used an un-expired name brand and it itched like crazy. Checked online, and though the itching seems to last all the time with some people, with others it only lasts about ½ hour, and since I didn't get it with the first patches I used, I'm hoping this will only be a ½ hour thing for me... and during that ½ hour, I've had an ice pack on it, which has helped tremendously, but now it's time to remove the ice pack, so cross your fingers that the itch doesn't return.
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