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Treepeo Aug 09, 2017 (10:14 PM)  


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Hi EricOConnor,
 
It sounds more like an allergic reaction to something.  You should really go to see a doctor and get it looked at.  You should not have to live with such discomfort.
 
And good for you for deciding to quit after all those years.  You definitely made the right decision. 


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Valerie, Quit Coach Aug 09, 2017 (03:22 PM)  


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Good afternoon EricOConnor,

First, I would like to congratulate you on your smoke-free journey and your dedication to stay quit!

Secondly, skin irritation is one of the most common side effect from the nicotine patch. If you have any concerns regarding the rash, as it is not only where you applied the patch(es), consult with your doctor or pharmacist for further recommendations. Perhaps the pharmacist might be able to recommend a cream to help manage the itchiness.

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EricOConnor Aug 09, 2017 (01:42 PM)  


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No it is everywhere, my arms, chest, stomach, thighs around my ankles...
I do my best not to think about it.
Started after I stopped using the patch, where I had the patch, I had a red mark that dried the skin up, but no rash

manderson4 Aug 09, 2017 (01:28 PM)  


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Is the Rash only where the patches were?  There is other Nicotine Replacement Therapy you could try, gum lozenges, a inhaler and the spray.  I wore the patches and never had any rashes.  As for the cravings they do lessen as time goes by.

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EricOConnor Aug 09, 2017 (01:12 PM)  


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I quit smoking after 47 years on July 10th 2017, started with using the level 1 patch, for the first two weeks but really disliked the feeling, so tried no patch for a couple of days, then turned to the 2nd stage patch, found that even worse and stopped after two days, have now been cold turkey since. I only seem to be getting any cravings a couple times a day. However in the last few days, I have broken out in a major rash, it is everywhere and can get very itchy. Everything I read state this is normal for some who quit smoking... My question is, any idea how long this will last?

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