Removing adhesive left on skin after heart monitor use in hospital?

Posted by zanne @zanne, May 26, 2019

I've been home from hospital 4 days and still cannot get the adhesive from heart monitor off my skin. Is there an easy way?

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Hi @zanne welcome to Connect. It must be so frustrating having the adhesive not go away.

I wanted to share this article from the American Nurse Association in hopes that the information it contains could help you remove the adhesive:


Hi yes after a long hospital stay there can be alot. But i remember one of the drs or nurses not sure which brought in some adhesive removal pads and they worked after a few tries.


Cooking oil usually works.

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I just used vegetable oil and it came right off. Thank you!

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