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.
- Peel back the tape
Lift one corner of the tape. If this is too painful, try pressing down on the skin rather than ripping the tape off.
- Apply oil
Apply a drop of oil to the skin under the tape. Baby oil, olive oil or any type of essential oil works for this.
- Remove the tape
Gently peel back the tape. Apply more oil to the skin as necessary to make the process easier.