To remove surgical tape without pain, use oil to break down the adhesive on the bandage. Oil gently dissolves the adhesive, so the tape can slide off easily and painlessly.Continue Reading
Lift one corner of the tape. If this is too painful, try pressing down on the skin rather than ripping the tape off.
Apply a drop of oil to the skin under the tape. Baby oil, olive oil or any type of essential oil works for this.
Gently peel back the tape. Apply more oil to the skin as necessary to make the process easier.