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Does anyone know the best way/thing to use to get rid of the extra Tegaderm adhesive?  I got the nasty sticky ring around the edge of where the thing used to be and now it has collected dust and other fun things so it just looks ugly.  I can't find anything around the house that seems to get it off.  It's swimsuit season and I gotta get rid of this!!! HELP!!! :-)


PS:  This is for covering my sensor site, in case that mattered to anyone :)

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I use baby oil on a cotton bud which seems to work for me ( I use flexilink cannulas )
Ditto on the baby oil. I have also used acetone nail polish remover on a swab as well. They h commercially prepared products as well - Detachol, etc.
If baby oil don't work try an alachole pad to remove excess glue from taping.
ask your pharmacy to order you a bottle of Uni-Solve adhesive remover. the manufacturer id Smith & Nephew. works great!
I ;used to use acetone when I was a nurse. Just be gentle to your skin.
Thanks guys! I gave the acetone a try--OUCH! I think I'm gonna run out and try some baby oil next. If that doesn't work I'll try the Uni-Solve. Does anyone else have any other suggestions?
I vote for the Uni-Solve. If you have a "small business" pharmacy like we do here, you can ask for some sample pads to see if you like it before you buy a whole bottle. I was the proud owner of a pump for about a month and bought the huge bottle and then stopped using the pump so I have that GIANT bottle just sitting around the house. I will say it works VERY well though. I think the baby oil would be nicer for your skin though.
they make adhesive removers for this use.


I used tegaderm for the longest time and battled with the same thing. the tape that comes with my MM infusion sets these days doesn't leave the same residue.

If you still have problems with this after you try the other suggestions, then contact me. I have a product that I started using in the hospital and found in an Aurora hospital pharmacy. I love it. It comes in packets just like alcohol pads. I have it with me here in rehab but it's in my room and, right now, I'm just too darn lazy to go into my room!!

Nice, sounds like the story of my life: "I'm too lazy to go get it" lol Thanks! :-)
Hmmm. I usually take a hot shower then use an alcohol wipe. Works for me.
Best luck I've had is with orange oil type cleaners.. like Goo Gone, Re-solv-it, or Orange Glo. They're all basically the same thing, work really well, and are cheap :)




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