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

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    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

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  2. 12 Comments...

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    Try vaseline or vegetable oil.
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    They actually have adhesive remover pads that come in a little package like the alcohol wipes
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    Adehesive remover pledgets or fingernail polish remover.
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    We always use alcohol pads, comes right off. Good luck.
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    Baby oil
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    I had those stickies on me after I had to wear a holter monitor - nothing would get it off! Finally just wore off.
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    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.

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    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.

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