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What is the usage of elovera creams?

What is the usage of elovera creams?

Elovera Creams: Elovera is a product line that contains aloe vera. Products need to have a very high concentration of aloe vera to help with burn healing. I don't know what the concentrations are with these products. ...Read more

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Am I still protected with ortho evera patch if my patch edges don't stick to my skin?

Yes: If the Ortho Evra patch edges are slightly lifted up you are still protected. If say half of the patch is no longer touching the skin then a person probably isn't getting enough of the medication to prevent pregnancy. If the patch isn't sticking well you need to problem solve how to make it stitch better. ...Read more

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Am I protected by taking ortho evera patch but its wrinkled and the edges won't stickand I have been wearing the patch in the same place each week?

Am I protected by taking ortho evera patch but its wrinkled and the edges won't stickand I have been wearing the patch in the same place each week?

Most likely effectiv: If the edges of the birth control patch aren't sticking but the majority of the patch is then a woman is protected. If the patch is wrinkled and sticking to itself so a lot less of the patch is touching the skin then a woman won't be getting the full dose of the medication and she won't be as well protected. In such a case it would be best to replace the patch. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant my first cycle after stopping the ortho evera patch & having unprotected sex when I usually ovulate on the patch?

Is it possible to get pregnant my first cycle after stopping the ortho evera patch & having unprotected sex when I usually ovulate on the patch?

Yes: There is no way to predict when a woman will ovulate when she stops using any form of hormonal birth control...It is best to wait at least 2 regular cycles after stopping hormonal birth control before trying to conceive. If you do not wish to be pregnant, you must use an alternate form of protection as soon as you stop using the patch or any other hormonal contraceptive. ...Read more

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Can wearing ortho evera patch contribute to getting uterine fibroids and pid?

Can wearing ortho evera patch contribute to getting uterine fibroids and pid?

Uterine fibriods: Short answer, no. Fibroid tumors are related to a genetic predisposition (other relatives having them). Low dose oral contraceptives which have a minimal estrogen content over time reduce the growth potential of fibroids.
"PID" is caused by infections by sexual contact, and has nothing to do with the patch mentioned. ...Read more

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Is it safe to switch my birthcontrol from ortho evera to desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel)?

Is it safe to switch my birthcontrol from ortho evera to desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel)?

Yes!: Many people switch birth control methods. Better to switch and still be protected than to stop one method and need to start again. See http://www. Reproductiveaccess. Org/fact_sheets/switching_bc. Htm about how to still be protected when switching. ...Read more