Strange to say, I usually develop skin reactions easily but have managed to stay on the neupro patches.. Some points from my experience which may be of use:
the slightest delay in applying the patch after peeling back the backing seems to easily affect the adhesion
I have to press the palm of my hand for at least a minute to ensure it will stay on - not 30 seconds as the leaflet says.
I do get intense itching sometimes and do not put it on my arms at all now so one 8 mg patch a day is using up a lot of the available space as. I have no one to stick it anywhere I cannot reach
Eurax anti itch cream helps to nip the itch/scratch/itch cycle.
I've discovered I have a lot more places than I thought where the skin wrinkles on movement. My neuro said the patches worked even though close adhesion not achieved but I am not convinced
It does say on the patient leaflet not to use hot water when bathing but it does not say why. Now I know.. Also you must take it off for an MRI scan because of the risk of burns related to the aluminium in the backing common to most transdermal patches
I am going to the World Parkinson Conference in Portland USA in September and I would not have had the confidence to do this unless I was on a patch even though I take Sinemet plus x four tabs daily as well.