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Whats the best way to get tape off incision?

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,899
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:26 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
:?? I am ten days post op. My surgeon wanted me to keep the butterfly strips on the incision for ten days without getting them wet. Now it is time to take them off and they are like welded on. Any suggestions on the best way to take them off?
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Comments

  • Maybe warm compresses to soften the adhesive?
  • I totally agree with Snapdragon. Maybe now in the shower they would come off. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • I was allowed to shower with them on, they still were stuck tight. On day 10 I showered and then my sister peeled them off for me while wet. How about trying some bably oil or vitamin E oil? At work we sometimes use alcohol pads to take off tape as well. Good-luck, Sue
  • My nurse took them off ten days post op. She started on the left side and loosened the strips from top to bottom and then just pulled them off across my neck while applying some pressure as she pulled them off.
    Good luck, bethy
  • We run a hardware store and I had a sample of Goo Gone. It worked extremely well. I applied with a cotton ball, waited a few minutes and the strips almost fell off. Also dissoved the residue.
  • On day 7 I had an allergic reaction to either the strips or the glue they used I used everything possible to get them off but the only thing that worked was vitamin E oil. You rub the oil on with a Q-tip and then wait 3 minutes before you start removing them once you start peeling them backwards rub the backside with an oiled Q-tip as you go. You will be able to remove them without any pain or problems and it also removes the goo. Have a Merry Christmas! :D
  • Sorry my computer keeps loosing signal
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