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Dr. Norman Cohen
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Can using nicoderm (nicotine patch) patches cause cancer?

Can using nicoderm (nicotine patch) patches cause cancer?

No canceer: nicoderm (nicotine patch) patches are used to wean off nicotine. This has nothing to do with the nicotine in cigarrete smoking when the fumes from smoking can induce malignant transformation secondary to carcinogens in the tobacco which when burnt and inhaled can cause problems. ...Read more

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Can exelon (rivastigmine) patch be applied anywhere on body?

Can exelon (rivastigmine) patch be applied anywhere on body?

yes: The patch can be applied anywhere on the skin, but the site should be rotated so that the adhesive does not irritate the skin as much. ...Read more

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Irritated skin from 50mg androderm (testosterone) patches?

Irritated skin from 50mg androderm (testosterone) patches?

Try steroid cream: Try a little over the counter steroid cream. If it doesn't get better, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Flaky dark skin patch face in nasal labial fold on face?

Flaky dark skin patch face in nasal labial fold on face?

FLAKY NASOLABIALS: This may be seborrheic dermatitis. With no photo i cannot be sure. Shampoo your scalp (yes, scalp) daily with a tar shampoo. Use an o-t-c Hydrocortisone cream daily for a couple of weeks (only). Find out which foods may be causing it; then eliminate them. Cut out stress. If no better, see a dermatologist. Best luck! ...Read more

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How is Duragesic (fentanyl) patch for chronic pain?

How is Duragesic (fentanyl) patch for chronic pain?

Reasonably effective: Let your pain management physician and your self decide about this option itching at site and premature falling off from site are some times problems. ...Read more

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Can MS Contin (morphine) be used alongside Butrans patch ?

Can MS Contin (morphine) be used alongside Butrans patch ?

Not good idea usually: Choose either one but not both unless you require a rescue drug. If that is case, might select a Fentanyl patch as the best approach. ...Read more

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Why is my skin reacting (dry patches, itchy rash) to my insulin pump sites?

Why is my skin reacting (dry patches, itchy rash) to my insulin pump sites?

Adhesive reaction?: I would wonder if you are becoming sensitive to the adhesive used at the site. It is unlikely to be a reaction to the insulin. Also, make sure there is no latex in your supplies. You might try putting some Hydrocortisone cream on your skin in the area before attaching the insertion needle. ...Read more

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What pain medicine works best with fentanyl patch for breakthrough pain? I'm currently on fentanyl patch and percocet.

What pain medicine works best with fentanyl patch for breakthrough pain? I'm currently on fentanyl patch and percocet.

No best: There is no such thing as a "best" medicine that can be generalized. Everyone needs individual assessment. Discuss with your doctor. It is concerning to me that you are on these medications at age 27. ...Read more

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Can hydrocortizone 1% cream be applied for fading of non-itchy rash on leg which is pityriasis rosea herald patch, on skin for almost 2 months, ?

Can hydrocortizone 1% cream be applied for fading of  non-itchy rash on leg which is pityriasis rosea herald patch, on skin for almost 2 months, ?

Doubtful: Hydrocortisone is helpful for itchy or inflamed rashes. We believe that pityriasis is caused by a virus and not inflammatory. I would expect a herald patch to be accompanied by others by now. You should consider that this might be another cause such as eczema or lupus. I would recommend an examination. ...Read more

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Can i be on the fentanyl patch and also 80 mg oxycoton the patch is 25 mg?

Serious Medications: First of all mixing opiates together is a very serious issue. If you are on the 80mg Oxycontin cr tablet, i would imagine you are dealing with very severe pain. Adding additional opiates with Oxycontin should really only be prescribed a pain specialist and monitored very closely. The pain management doctor should organize a specific treatment plan with you. Theses medications are serious stuff. ...Read more

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Red patch on the skin. It itches.

Red patch on the skin. It itches.

Find the cause: There are a number of causes for a localized rash that itches- ranging from contact dermatitis to local fungus infections to poison ivy - the list goes on. See your physician for an evaluation and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Dark patch on foreskin appeared overnight?

Dark patch on foreskin appeared overnight?

See your doc: Penile lesions can range in etiology from inflammatory, infectious, or malignant causes. There are also other possibilities. See a primary care physician and get it checked. ...Read more

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What have the best glue durogesic or fentanyl patches?

Best?: I'm not sure what you mean by "best" glue. They differ in the matrix used in their adhesive (not sure the specifics though). I really haven't heard of one sticking better than the other, but I have heard of allergic reactions to the generic fentanyl patch while the Duragesic was fine. ...Read more

Dr. James Henning
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Fentanyl (Definition)

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