What should I do about skin irritation from the patch?

I'm having some skin irritation.

Some women do experience irritation from the adhesive.

Try this: You could try moving it to another recommended spot to see if that lessens the effect. You can also put a little over the counter cortisone cream on the irritated area and it will probably get better quickly. Or, if you’ve been moving it around, try keeping it in one spot (and watch Geraldine talk about how this has worked for her).

Still not working?

If it doesn’t get any better, you might consider a method without adhesive and that you have to worry about even less than the patch, such as the shot, the implant, an IUD, or the ring.

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