Looking for info on Medical patch?
- 1 Sep 2016 by Ivansmom7
- medical, patch, safety, forearm
I saw a medical patches on my ex's forearm and am worried about my child's safety (he's special needs) when with him since I do not know what this is for or what it is. The patch is approx 2" squared, blue, and has lighter blue or white stripes on it. Any ideas? I want to make sure it's not for a narcotic, and if it is, I need to report it for safety. Thank you in advance!
I can't be 100% sure without actually seeing the patch but in my experience narcotic patches are not worn on the forearm, they normally go on the back of your shoulders, lower back, or upper arm... It's not harmful to come into contact with the outside of a narcotic patch, the medication is for transdermal use, meaning it goes thru the skin and is giving the person around the clock pain relief. If it makes you more comfortable you could ask the person to buy tegaderm, it's a clear plastic protective covering that sticks right over the patches. It can be purchased online or at medical supply stores such as Louis & Clark. There are so many types of patches that are worn for various purposes, like lidocaine, (topical numbing/pain relief patch), there are some worn for high blood pressure (usually on the chest), nicotine patches, etc. That's why I can't answer with 100% certainty without seeing the patch you're talking about. I do know that narcotic patches have to have the name and dose of the medication written all through the patch, so you would be able to find that out fairly easily.. Hope that helps and best of luck to you
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