So, you might be experiencing hot flushes, brain fog or maybe a low mood...

So, you might be experiencing hot flushes, brain fog or maybe a low mood and you’ve decided to give Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) patches a whirl? Or maybe you’re just doing a little research to see if HRT patches would benefit you for other reasons. Either way, you’re in the right place. Let’s be honest, the world of HRT patches can seem overwhelming, but if there’s one important thing to consider, it’s knowing where to stick ’em! So, let’s unpack the nitty-gritty of where these little sticky wonders go on your body. HRT Patches 101 Imagine this: A discreet little sticker that helps keep your hormones in check. That’s the magic of HRT patches. Not only are they pretty inconspicuous, they offer a steady hormone dose without those pesky pills, goopy gels or daily sprays – simple! Why Does Patch Placement Even Matter? Think of your skin as a mysterious landscape (Stay with us here!)… Some areas are like super fast motorways for hormone absorption, while others are… well, bumpy off road situations. Getting it right ensures you maximum absorption and gives you confidence to go about your life as usual, without giving your HRT patch a second thought. Let’s face it, we have enough things to juggle! Where To Stick ‘Em Okay, so…

  • Lower abdomen: Below the belly button and down to the mid thigh. Keep clear of the waistband – we don’t want our patch going rogue!
  • Upper buttocks: Somewhere between where your back pocket would be and… well, not your actual butt. 😉
  • Hips and thighs : Always useful.. easy to reach, easy to check. But beware…try to avoid the bending point with your legs. Remember, not all patches are created equal. Read the fine print or ask your doctor!

Oops! Not There!

Steer clear of:

  • Breasts: We love them, but they’re not patch-friendly. There are health reasons for this.
  • Waistline & other bendy spots: Tight waistbands or even bending could mean bye-bye patch! ● Ouchy spots: Red, irritated, or broken skin is a no-go.

Pro Tips

  • Switch it Up: Don’t put it in the same spot every time; your skin will thank you.
  • Clean and Simple: Before applying, ensure your chosen spot is as clean as a whistle.
  • Give it a Pat: When sticking it on, press down like you’re giving your skin a reassuring pat, the firmer and longer you press, the better the adhesion.
  • Keep an Eye Out: Check in on your patch first thing in the morning and last thing at night, maybe whilst you’re cleaning your teeth to keep it regular?

Your Burning Questions Answered

  • Can I take it to the beach or pool? Yep, most patches love a splash.Just double, triple check all the edges are pressed down firmly when you initially apply it.
  • Uh-oh, my patch has disappeared . Now what? Check the box’s instructions. If it’s been a short hideout, just pop on a new one.
  • How can I improve my patch adhesion? Avoid using body lotions and oils in the area you intend to stick your patch. Spend time, at least 10 seconds, putting pressure on the patch when you first place it on your skin. It’s a pressure sensitive glue, so it makes sense!
  • How do I remove the sticky glue residue afterwards ? Use Nudi Spray and Nudi Pad together it will remove the HRT glue adhesive in seconds! Our quick and easy system will make changeover day a breeze, without any scrubbing or painful picking. It really is that simple! Wrapping It Up! Sticking on an HRT patch isn’t rocket science, sometimes it just takes a bit of experimenting with which spot works for you. We love our patches and with these hints and tips in your back pocket, you’re all set to go forth and patch with confidence! Need More Info?

Check These Out

  • All things menopause
  • Endocrine Society: For those of us who geek out on hormone info.

As always, give your healthcare hero a shout with any questions or concerns. Happy patching and join us for more patch chat and sticky stories @nudispray on Instagram, X, Facebook and Tick Tock.

The nudi™ team

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