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About Chinese Medicated Plasters (Gao)
Last Updated: 02/26/2011
Medicated plasters are pieces of fabric that contain a layer of medication covered by a layer of adhesive. They deliver medication through the skin to underlying tissues quickly and effectively.
Some older Chinese medicated plasters are hard and dry. They get activated by heat- with instructions to warm the plaster in a frying pan before applying!

Newer plasters are flexible and peel easily on and off. They may be cut to the required shape and size.

Never leave a plaster in place for a prolonged length of time. The adhesive and/or the medication left too long, especially on sensitive skin, can cause a burn or rash to develop.

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