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What can I do if a child gets super glue on his hand?

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Dr. MARK LONG
Pediatrics
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In brief: BE GENTLE !

Immerse bonded areas in warm, soapy water. Gently peel or roll skin apart; a spatula or teaspoon handle or even a pencil will help.
Remove cured adhesive with warm, soapy water. Fingernail polish remover with an acetone base has also been successful for removal of cured adhesive from skin. If its not bothering them let it come off naturally, but depending on what is "stuck" together... Be gentle!

In brief: BE GENTLE !

Immerse bonded areas in warm, soapy water. Gently peel or roll skin apart; a spatula or teaspoon handle or even a pencil will help.
Remove cured adhesive with warm, soapy water. Fingernail polish remover with an acetone base has also been successful for removal of cured adhesive from skin. If its not bothering them let it come off naturally, but depending on what is "stuck" together... Be gentle!
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Carefully

To remove cyanoacrylate glue- soak effected fingers in nail polish remover containing acetone for several minutes.
As bonds loosen, gently roll fingers back & forth. Don’t do this vigorously. Don’t pull fingers apart – it tears skin. Don’t handle the glue with cotton products as it can cause a chemical reaction that can damage skin. After glue is removed, wash with soap & water. Good luck.

In brief: Carefully

To remove cyanoacrylate glue- soak effected fingers in nail polish remover containing acetone for several minutes.
As bonds loosen, gently roll fingers back & forth. Don’t do this vigorously. Don’t pull fingers apart – it tears skin. Don’t handle the glue with cotton products as it can cause a chemical reaction that can damage skin. After glue is removed, wash with soap & water. Good luck.
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