Q. Why is Oestrogel only applied to a certain area?
Oestrogel is only applied to certain areas to obtain an optimal rate of absorption. The correct dose of gel should be dispensed and applied to clean, dry, intact areas of skin (e.g. on the arms and shoulders, or inner thighs). The area of application should be as large as possible and at least 750cm2. One metered dose or pump actuation from the dispenser, or half the prescribed standard dose, should be applied to each outer arm and shoulder of both arms or the mid-inner thigh of both legs. Oestrogel should NOT be applied on or near the breasts or on the vulval region due to its alcohol content.