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  • Worried about children getting androgel

    I was wondering how long the androgel on your skin is "active".
    Suppose my son, daughter or wife touch it?
    I havent used it yet. Just considering it.
    Is there a better option if this is a risk?

    Seminoma July 2006; Stage1; 2.8cm; confined to testis without invasion of the tunica albugina; no tumor seen in spermatic cord or epididymis; lympovascular invasion is present; age 49 (its never too late!)

  • #2
    it says in the Androgel instructions another person shouldn't touch the area at all. A study where folks touched the site, even 2 hours after application, still received some of the testosterone gel.

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    • #3
      It should be noted the risk is for close, continuous contact. If your skin is dry and it's been several hours since you applied the gel, the risk of transfer is very low.

      It should be no problem to keep a shirt on and keep your children away from the gel. If you need testosterone, Androgel or Testim is the best way to get it, for most people.
      Right I/0 March 30, 2005
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      Embryonal carcinoma, teratocarcinoma
      Surveillance since May 19, 2005