Can I swim with my fentanyl patch on? I just started them today and in 8 days I go to Fl?
- 12 May 2011 by cmdavies
- 15 May 2011
Yes, but you're going to need to do some extra adhesive to keep it on. Get a tape bandage - such as cloth tape by 3M like they use to hold an IV in place - one that is strong, with a strong adhesive. Cover over the sides of your patch, extending beyond the edges. Yes, you'll have a wierd suntan. This should keep it on though, and it is ok to cover the patch with the tape. You don't want your patch coming off early and not having a replacement for it. I used a roll-type bandage called Hypafix that I ordered through my drugstore for many years to go in the hot tub and pool and it worked. Have fun!
i was on the patch for a year and in swim therepy, i wore it under the bathing suite with that sticky cloth wrap and your doc can give you some medical adhesive glue that works really well. i didn't have any problems, those suckers if you can get them to stick the first hour, you'll probably be able to keep it on for the full 72 hrs even with swimming.
Yes u can go swimming but use that medical tape & tape the edges they have this other clear adhesive now that goes accross the patch.cause loosint 1 & u dont have an extra isnt something u want to deal with @ the hospital.all the explaining u have to do.what is the other thing ur swiching too i didnt understand?does the patch burn your skin?it did me.but i wish i had them now.its the best medicine n the world for pain.
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