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How can I remove hypa tape from around ankle leg ulcer without tearing my skin?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Warm water...time

I am assuming you are talking about hypafix tape which sticks to the skin.
The easiest way is to soak the entire dressing with warm water or saline until it loosens up. More importantly, it is never a good idea to use tape directly on the skin if it can be avoided. Ankle ulcers are typically a result of varicose veins. A compression dressing avoids the use of tape and provides compression therapy.

In brief: Warm water...time

I am assuming you are talking about hypafix tape which sticks to the skin.
The easiest way is to soak the entire dressing with warm water or saline until it loosens up. More importantly, it is never a good idea to use tape directly on the skin if it can be avoided. Ankle ulcers are typically a result of varicose veins. A compression dressing avoids the use of tape and provides compression therapy.
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Dr. Jonathan Ellichman
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Water

Soak the dressing in luke warm water.

In brief: Water

Soak the dressing in luke warm water.
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