tar removal

  1. Any suggestions for removal of tar on a severe burn victim, without doing further damage?
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  2. 21 Comments

  3. by   CEN35
    Never ean into that one before?

    No clue!

    me
  4. by   cmggriff
    jimminy, I think the best thing is baby oil. I took a survey here and we all think it is baby oil. The all time best stuff for grease and oil is Goop. Gary
  5. by   JJFROG
    We use mineral oil. Fairly good results and very gentle. Also have used stuff that is for adhesive removal, can't remember the name of the stuff but it is a mixture of citric acid and mineral oil. Think that the pure old mineral oil works best.
  6. by   CEN35
    gary........wth is goop???????

    me
  7. by   leta
    Hi
    We have used mayo or wd-40. in the past. I think the major concept is an oily base.
  8. by   jimminy
    THANKS! I'M WITH YOU CEN35, WHAT IS GOOP??? I DO HAVE SOME HANDY DANDY MINERAL OIL THOUGH.
  9. by   kaycee
    Goop is a brand of hand soap in a big plastic jar that is used by mechanics and other people with hard to clean hands. We always keep it on hand in our ED. It looks just like it's name.
  10. by   LerRN95
    Mayonaise. (Did I spell that right?
  11. by   cmggriff
    Kaycee,
    Thanks for answering for me. GOOP has no alcohol in it and does not make the wounds worse. Disolves the grease quickly and lets you wash it away with water. The next best thing I know of is diesel. Unlike gasoline, diesel will not burn on contact. Gary
  12. by   CEN35
    omg!!!!!!!!!!!! that is gross...............that stuff stenches and reaks big time, and once its on ya......it's like the plague to get rid of the smell!!!!!!!

    me
  13. by   PButler
    Anything with an oil base should work. Mayo works great!
  14. by   nilepoc
    Mayo, it is cheap and works very well. We keep a huge tub of it in the unit and the ER.

    goes good with tuna too.

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