U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Oak Ridge, TN
A 38-year-old female asked about a 38-year-old member:

Whats the easiest way to remove adhesive tape ? its hard to get off. would a small amount of baby oil loosen it? it will not touch my cut. do you know or anything else? thank you?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Baby Oil: Baby Oil is indeed the easiest way to get the residual adhesive of bandages off of your skin. Gently massage some baby oil on a cotton ball directly on the affected areas and the tape residue will come right off. You may have to wash the area with a degreasing soap afterwards if you plan on adhering a new bandage to the area.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Related questions

A 35-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 34-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 35-year-old female asked about a 36-year-old female:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Last updated Nov 21, 2020


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.