How to Remove Bandages or Devices From Skin Without Irritation

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How to Remove Bandages or Devices From Skin Without Irritation

If you have ever used a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSAs) like wound dressings, plastic bandages, or medical tape, you know how difficult it is to remove them from fragile skin or sites of frequent reapplication. For some patients who have extremely sensitive skin, removing bandages can cause injury, blisters, skin tearing, or bleeding. A lot of patients feel anxious whenever it’s time to change the bandage or a catheter because they feel pain whenever the adhesive gets removed without the use of an adhesive remover.

If you’re looking for an adhesive remover that will instantly remove the bandage without causing any pain or discomfort, consider trying FreeDerm

A Painless Way to Remove the Adhesives

FreeDerm has a silicon-based formula that evaporates, leaving no residue on the skin. It doesn’t make your skin dry or itchy either, which is a common issue with alcohol-based removers.

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Now, you may think there’s nothing wrong with using just water to remove the adhesive residue but it can weaken the water-absorbent PSA backings, separating them from the tape but not impacting its connection to your skin. The result is a sticky residue that is hard to get rid of.

Alcohol-based adhesive removers are also quite effective but they, unfortunately, dry out the skin. Moreover, some people may be allergic to formulas with alcohol content. In particular, babies, seniors and patients with specific skin conditions may not be good candidates for alcohol-based adhesive removing solutions.

Choosing the wrong bandage remover can cause a lot of issues in the following situations:

Newborns: Newborns have a very delicate skin, and the connection between their skin layers is weaker than in adults.

Elderly: The skin becomes looser and weaker as people age, potentially leading to skin tearing during adhesive removal.

Dehydration and malnutrition: If you are dehydrated or malnourished, your skin structure is weaker than healthy individuals your age. This increases the likelihood of injuries during adhesive removal.

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Medications: If you are taking blood thinning medications, like corticosteroids, your risk of getting skin blisters or rashes during adhesive removal is far greater. Your skin will take significantly more time to heal as well.

If you or your loved one fall into either of these above categories, you are at a greater risk of sustaining skin injuries when trying to remove or replace a tape, bandage, or catheter. Injuries can be caused by trauma to the skin from medical adhesives, such as tape used to secure a dressing after drawing blood, external catheters in men, ostomy pouches, surgical dressings, IV tube securement devices, and so on.

This is why we recommend using FreeDerm adhesive remover that is gentle enough to be used on babies. All you need to do is spray it under and around the bandage area, wait for 5-10 seconds, and the bandage will come off effortlessly. No need to apply extra pressure to take it off.

Get FreeDerm: Quick and Painless Adhesive Remover

At Wound Care Resources Sales, we offer a wide range of premium grade medical accessories and supplies, like FreeDerm, in the most affordable way. Whether you have sensitive skin or any other skin issue, FreeDerm is designed to be the perfect adhesive remover for you. Call us at 855-400-2433 to know more.


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