Mine fell off and I put it back on I'm wondering if it will still work.
They advise that you reapply a new one. Call your pain management doctor and let them know what happened; they'll give you some good advice. It's possible that you will still get some medicine through the barrier, but just think about it, you'll never get as much adhesion as you had before, so you're going to be in much more pain than you were before, and you want to avoid this at all costs. If your doctor asks you to come into the office, maybe to pick up a prescription for an extra patch, bring the patch that fell off with you so you can show them how it degenerated. Also, even if you've heard lots of advice from all directions on how to perfectly apply a patch, act dumb when you go in there and let them know that you're not really sure how to do it correctly, that way they understand part of the problem. They will explain to you exactly how to do it right and may even give you extra tips that you haven't heard before.
One of my biggest tips as a female is that I always put my patches on the underside of my breast because the body heat under there usually stays pretty warm and the bra does the extra effect of pushing it against the skin, keeping it in place. I know your user ID said bellboy so this will not work for you - but in your case, make sure that you're finding an area of skin where you have very little hair growth. A lot of men put it on their shoulders as if they're patting themselves on the back. I guess that's technically the area between shoulder and neck, but you know what I mean. Another popular spot is the inner arm. But no matter what when you take out of fresh sticker place it against your skin and press hard and don't release your grip until you have counted one-one-thousand and reached all the way to 30. I know that seems really excessive, but the adhesive on the back of the patch, if given enough time, will almost morph itself in with the body and keep out invasions like cracks where water can get in. I think these are kind of secondary but a lot of people also use the Tegaderm tape that you can buy at the corner store like Walgreens. While you're at the store take an unused patch with you and open up the Tegaderm box and pull out and then used one to compare their sizes against each other. Tegaderm comes in multiple sizes, and you don't want to buy a package that is going to have no area of it he sieve over the fence and I'll patch because it's not gonna do anything to help keep the patch down. You want the size that is going to overlap your patch by at least an inch on all four sides. Good luck!
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