Frequently Asked Questions
The following FAQ’s provide advice to frequently asked questions about the OSMO Patch, including general usage and safety information. If the answer to your question is not found here, then please feel welcome to fill out and send the form below and we shall attempt to answer your question as soon as possible.
At just $39.95 (plus fixed postage) for a 10Pk Box, this will provide you with enough patches for 10 days.
Furthermore you can save approximately 20% if you take up our 20Pk special with the one fixed price postage cost.
This 20Pk SPECIAL is only $69.95 (plus fixed postage) & this will provide you with enough patches for 20 days.
The patches are worn during the night and discarded in the morning (single use). Usually one patch is worn each night (approx 8-10hrs) , although more than one may be worn if required.
No. It is very important to visit a doctor as early as possible for assessment if there are any signs of infection or an existing open wound. Your health practitioner will probably prescribe antibiotics in a situation that an infection is present.
The patches are applied and worn through the night and then discarded in the morning (single use). Normally one patch is worn each consecutive night (approx 8-10hrs) over the targeted area, although more than one can be worn if required.
While the particular composition of the patches are a company trade secret, it is important to not that they are made to stringent GMP standards and contain absolutely no drugs or active ingredients. There is however the crustacean derivative ‘carapace powder’ as one of the ingredients, so if you’re allergic to shellfish or seafood then the patches shouldn’t be used.
No, we do not use latex or PVC in the adhesives. The adhesives are instead made from thermoplastic rubber; Styrene-isoprene-styrene rubber (SIS) coated onto a spunlace non-woven Fabric.
If you are allergic to thermoplastic rubber; Styrene-isoprene-styrene rubber (SIS), then you should not use the adhesives supplied. If you are unsure, then it is always best to cut a small test strip to try before full use.
If you are allergic and you still wish to try the patches, you can consider buying your own low irritant adhesives from a chemist or otherwise you may consider using a bandage as a substitute for holding the patch in place if appropriate.
No. The patches contain the crustacean by-product ‘carapace powder’, so if you’re allergic to shellfish or seafood then the patches shouldn’t be used.
Do not panic, while it is uncommon for this to happen, it can occur. This is typically due to an irritation or allergic response to the adhesives that the individual wasn’t previously aware that they had. If this occurs, simply discontinue use and the rash should clear within 2-3 days. We do recommend cutting and trying a little test strip of the adhesive prior to use.
No. There are absolutely no drugs, hormones or any kind of medications or active ingredients in the patches.
Yes, our patches do not release anything into the body and hence will not interact with any medications that you may be taking. They may also be used by diabetics and people using blood thinners like Warfarin.
Yes, our patches do not release anything into the body and hence will not interact with any medications that you may be takin.. They may be used by diabetics or individuals taking cholesterol lowering medication (statins).
The patches have not been evaluated for use on children and therefore we do not recommend using the patches on children under the age of 13 years.
The patches may be worn over most areas of your body, however you shouldn’t apply the patch directly to the eyes, mucous surfaces, genital organs, anus, external wounds, rashes or sores.
No. The patches haven’t been evaluated for use on pregnant women or while breast feeding and therefore we do not recommend the use of the patches while pregnant or during breastfeeding.
The patches may vary in the quantity of fluid seen after use from person to person.
It’s important the patches maintain good contact with the skin, otherwise they may become loose allowing air under the patch and dry them out. Also moving around a lot with the patch applied before bed can make the powder collect at the base of the patch. It is important that the powder is uniformly spread before applying the patch.
Some individuals have reported that the patches work better when a fine mist of water is sprayed directly on to the skin first prior to the patch being applied as this helps the patch to maintain good contact (It is important to properly dry the area of skin where the adhesive is to be applied if you use this approach).
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