I am sorry your having this problem. Your correct that this is a common side effect but not so long after the patch is removed and not used any longer. What are you treating the rash with? I would suggest keeping it moisturized with a good lotion such a cocoa butter and if that does not help maybe the doctor can prescibe a creme that will help it heal faster.
I havent really been treating it with anything besides regular body wash/soap until today when I also put some moisturizing cream on the dry patches in the shower. Both of them do seem to feel slightly less dry and flakey but definately still noticeable to the touch and eye.
Sorry I am late you this thread I experienced horrid raised red rash on my fentanyl site. My PCP prescribed a cortisone cream which quickly cleared it up.
You may want to discuss this with your PCP to determine if a cortisone cream will work for you.
Hope this helps.
My mother also used this Fentanyl patch and has a horrible red rash crawling up both of her legs and on her bottom (Behind end lol)
Also swelling of the feet. We have been to the ER, but the DR's just prescribe her a cream and its been a while and the rash is not getting better OR going away. Also, she is off the patch. I wonder if these are connected.