Please Help! How do you remove sticky adhesive from skin? Please Help! How do you remove sticky adhesive from skin? | allnurses

Please Help! How do you remove sticky adhesive from skin?

  1. 0 Hi all
    I am new to home care and have a recently discharged from rehab patient who has alot of adhesive left on his skin from telemetry monitoring. I know it has been there for awhile because last I checked they dont do tele monitoring in rehab, and he was there for two weeks! He is very upset that no one seems to be able to get it off. Apparently so far alchohol nor soap and water has helped. Does anyone know a good safe way to do this?
    The patient told me someone told him to use WD40!
    I could just imagine writing that nursing note..... :thnkg::trout:

    Anyway, any help would be greatly appreciated!
    Last edit by heartlover07 on Sep 24, '08 : Reason: incorrect grammar
  2. 12 Comments

  3. Visit  ERNurse752 profile page
    #1 1
    Try vaseline or vegetable oil.
  4. Visit  lexibear99 profile page
    #2 1
    They actually have adhesive remover pads that come in a little package like the alcohol wipes
  5. Visit  Daytonite profile page
    #3 1
    Adehesive remover pledgets or fingernail polish remover.
  6. Visit  Snow1278 profile page
    #4 0
    We always use alcohol pads, comes right off. Good luck.
  7. Visit  BEDPAN76 profile page
    #5 0
    Baby oil
  8. Visit  NeoNurseTX profile page
    #6 0
    I had those stickies on me after I had to wear a holter monitor - nothing would get it off! Finally just wore off.
  9. Visit  nrsang97 profile page
    #7 0
  10. Visit  rjflyn profile page
    #8 1
    Adhesive remover. Though since your pt arrived with a ton of it remaining my guess is the facility he came from didn't stock it. I have found some don't as it is not so cheap.

  11. Visit  APBT mom profile page
    #9 0
    They have adhesive remover pads that look like alcohol pads. The active ingredient is mineral oil. If you don't have any of that available ask dietary if they can bring you some vegetable oil and that should take it off.
  12. Visit  ayla2004 profile page
    #10 0
    we have plaster remover(a band aid is called a plaster in the UK)
    its not acetone kinda oil based i think and it makes the glue roll up and off the skin
  13. Visit  classicdame profile page
    #11 0
    something greasy should help. I would be careful about anything that might be caustic, like acetone, as the patient could get a serious skin burn. I would also complain to the facility that did the procedures and left on the electrodes!
  14. Visit  Dianacabana profile page
    #12 0
    we use baby oil in our house. nice smell too. although I never used it on my baby...its amazing with all sorts of adhesives.