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Skin-friendly adhesives?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: July 20, 2021 09:12AM
I just had a nurse visit to show me how to do a new procedure (posted about it on the other side), and the process of getting the adhesives off my skin has been nightmarish -- I am, I think like most men, a bit hairy -- and the adhesives are of course tugging on the skin and hairs.

I tried using hand sanitizer to remove the remaining adhesive, and that helped a bit, but I'm still going to end up with welts in the areas where the adhesives were placed. (Shaving beforehand might help, but I'm not so convinced... my skin is pretty sensitive, I don't think the hair is the only problem.)

The adhesive the nurse first used was Tegaderm, after the procedure was done, covered the sites with cotton balls/Transpore tape. The Tegaderm wasn't too bad to get off, the Transpore tape was not easy to get off. She'd wanted to use paper tape but we didn't have any on hand and she went ahead and requested it for next time (if there is a next time).

Thoughts? TiA




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Re: Skin-friendly adhesives?
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: July 20, 2021 09:49AM
I have no idea what to tell you. But I remember when I would get my labs done for my annual dr visit, they would use this god awful stuff that if left on longer than a second, would become part of my arm. Or at least it would seem like it when I tried to remove it later on. They FINALLY switched to something I could easily remove.



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Re: Skin-friendly adhesives?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: July 20, 2021 10:10AM
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bazookaman
I have no idea what to tell you. But I remember when I would get my labs done for my annual dr visit, they would use this god awful stuff that if left on longer than a second, would become part of my arm. Or at least it would seem like it when I tried to remove it later on. They FINALLY switched to something I could easily remove.

It's interesting -- I definitely seem to have sensitive skin that reacts with some adhesives but not others. For example, regular band-aids often irritate my skin... but recently I bought a package of Curad fingertip/knuckle bandages that, though advertised NOT for use on sensitive skin, were about the best I'd ever seen in terms of not causing skin irritation, yet staying on for a very long time. (If anyone's interested, here they are, highly recommend: [www.amazon.com])




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Re: Skin-friendly adhesives?
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: July 20, 2021 11:40AM
Goo Gone in the spray bottle? WD40?

Didn't read your other post so, the WD40 may not be the best option. Goo Gone is citrus based.
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Re: Skin-friendly adhesives?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: July 20, 2021 11:54AM
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macphanatic
Goo Gone in the spray bottle? WD40?

Didn't read your other post so, the WD40 may not be the best option. Goo Gone is citrus based.

Yes, I know, and I've used it to get rid of adhesives, but in this case I'm a little concerned about using it near an area where there was a needle site/blood.




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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/20/2021 11:55AM by PeterB.
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Re: Skin-friendly adhesives?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 20, 2021 03:05PM
......would this result in a.....skin movie.....??



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Re: Skin-friendly adhesives?
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: July 20, 2021 04:01PM
Try hair conditioner. I used to use it to get oil based paint off.
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