I just wanted to share my experience with Norspan Patches. It seems pretty common that people get welts etc that is mind blowingly itchy and sore. My Gp prescribed Flixotide 250 MCG Inhaler. You just spray it a few times where you are going to put the patcb and voila no more redness itchy sore spots. Norspan would tell you they dont recommend it but I do. I do getbreakthrough pain as well but its better than the pain before I started using the patches. I hope this helps someone with the debilitating reactions from this medication. It really works.