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Greg Cross
Feb 6, 2005, 11:00 AM
What household products are good at removing the bandage adhesive from the skin and of course are safe to use.

labman
Feb 6, 2005, 12:57 PM
Finger nail polish remover will make quick work of it, and is safe with reasonable use. Liquid cooking oil should work too, a little slower, but as safe as anything.

senator
Jun 27, 2005, 05:26 AM
:cool: If you use finger nail polish remover use the kind without additives, it is pure acetone.

Other products that work are bayby oil and bath oil.

fredg
Jul 2, 2005, 08:42 AM
Hi,
My wife told me another good product to use is a fabric softener... such as the type one adds to the clothes washing machine!
Just dab it on with a cloth.
What about that!
fredg

augustknight
Jan 9, 2006, 08:28 PM
Baby oil as mentioned is the best method. Nail polish remover is acetone, again mention, which is an industrial degreaser, don't go there. I use DW-40, very fast and safe, just make sure to wash it off before touching anything.

labman
Jan 10, 2006, 06:40 AM
Acetone has many uses and is relatively safe. I can remember when I was younger having the plant nurse send me to refill her acetone bottle she kept for the purpose. The plant bought acetone in rail cars.

WD-40 is far more toxic.

Chemists lacking good cordination get to know the nurse.

augustknight
Jan 10, 2006, 10:32 AM
I work with acetone. We lock it up when not in use. In moderate doses it can cause nose, throat,lung and eye irritation, light headedness, confusion, increased pulse rate, have an effect on the blood, nausea, vomiting, unconsciousness and possibly coma. Hey, what the hell, give it to the kids.
This stuff is nasty not to mention highly flammable. It is not be used for removing glue residue from your skin. I can't believe you would say that to anyone, that is totally irresponsible.
Furthermore I said that I use WD-40 to remove glue and adhesives. I did not advise anyone else to do so, I endorsed the baby oil only. Which is a common item around the house and totally safe. That is the proper substance to use, not a harsh chemical.

labman
Jan 10, 2006, 11:03 AM
Strange how such nasty stuff is commonly sold to consumers as fingernail polish. Anything needs to be given respect and not thrown around like water. Acetone is highly inflammable. It is toxic, but requires larger doses than many other materials.

Patrick57
Jun 4, 2008, 05:51 AM
I just got home from having thyroid surgery on my neck and was curious what recommendations people have on removing bandage adhesive from the skin.

I am a retired Safety Engineer and was surprised to read many people recommending chemicals to remove adhesive from a surgical area. In my profession, I had to read numerous MSDS sheets (material safety data sheets ) on numerous chemicals. I do not recommend anyone using any type of fingernail remover or WD 40 unless you want to possibly create a minor to major skin irritation problem. Both are easily absorbed into the skin and can create some nasty results (infections, reactions, rashes, etc).

Stay with all natural products like cooking oil or baby oil, these may take a little longer to work and slower but are the best choices to use.

Patrick57
Jun 4, 2008, 05:53 AM
I just got home from having thyroid surgery on my neck and was curious what recommendations people have on removing bandage adhesive from the skin.

I am a retired Safety Engineer and was surprised to read many people recommending chemicals to remove adhesive from a surgical area. In my profession, I had to read numerous MSDS sheets (material safety data sheets ) on numerous chemicals. I do not recommend anyone using any type of fingernail remover or WD 40 unless you want to possibly create a minor to major skin irritation problem. Both are easily absorbed into the skin and can create some nasty results (infections, reactions, rashes, etc).

Stay with all natural products like cooking oil or baby oil, these may take a little longer to work and slower but are the best choices to use.

Patrick

coachlaura
Jun 15, 2008, 09:25 AM
I, too, just got home from thyroid surgery Friday afternoon. I used baby oil to get rid of the adhesives and then suddenly got a rash all over my neck. Little bumps all over. What could have caused this? I took one benadryl (I not on any pain killers or medications) to see if it would go away but it did not. It's not itchy at all - just bumpy and red. Should I be concerned? Should I call the doctor? Any ideas why this would happen? I've never had a problem with baby oil before. The rash is only on my neck and not on my shoulders or elsewhere that I used the baby oil.

klutzcharlie
Jul 21, 2008, 06:56 PM
My fiancée has friction burns on 30% of her arms. Needless to say we go through a lot of bandages. We have found that using a q-tip soaked in essential oils (lavender) worked quite well to remove the adhesive quickly, also as she says 'smells pretty'.

voicemommy
May 30, 2009, 11:26 AM
We have had great success using Vaseline. Just leave it on a minute or two, then wipe off. The petroleum seems to dissolve the adhesive. No irritation, no rubbing, no redness.

CounselorDoc
Aug 24, 2010, 12:08 AM
Uni Solve Adhesive Remover - Can purchase this product at the pharmacy or amazon.com. Cost around $10.

jj2also
Sep 13, 2010, 04:19 PM
Uni-Solve adhesive remover is the best I've ever used. PDI adhesive remover is sencond best. Both are safe around wounds.

zack7856
Jan 12, 2011, 02:23 PM
Get a warm paper towel and soak the bandage's adhesiveness

psychaz
Aug 14, 2011, 07:26 PM
Vitamin E oil works like a charm, just a drop on a Q-tip, and it's good for your skin. :)

Thudpucker
Oct 5, 2011, 02:38 PM
There are lots of people who have some kind of badage in constant contact with their skin and have to remove the bandage adhesive when they change the dressing. Ostomy supply companies are a good source of adhesive remover that is skin friendly. Thud

phddocalan
Apr 19, 2012, 08:40 AM
The best is the organic bandaid and bandage remover invented by an eight year old girl. It really works and painlessly removes bandages. No crying, no tearing skin, no pulling out hair and it is made from all organic ingredients. This product has been featured on The Doctors and Rachael Ray. Www.bandage-remover.com

tys54
May 17, 2012, 08:14 AM
I just removed my waterproof throat bandage from neck surgery. Having the bandage on for 6 days there was quite a build up of adhesive on my skin and whiskers. After reading on this site about baby oil being a good, safe adhesive remover, I tried Huggies wipes treated with baby oil and aloe and they worked great. The adhesive wiped right off and the wipe held up and didn't tear at all. Worked great for me.

Kleet129
Aug 28, 2013, 01:21 PM
Amazingly, when I read the answer about essence oils, I headed downstairs to the kitchen, opened the junk drawer and there as a zipper bag with small vial type bottles of essence oils. I must have bought them over 20 years ago and have haued them miles and through the years and recently wondered once more why I have them. Ta--da... Thanks all! It worked very well to rove adhesive from my thumbnail!