How do you remove the adhesive from the skin from nicotine patches?

Posted by DrMendelsohn on 2 September, 2014

Eucalyptus_oil.jpgSome people find that the adhesive from nicotine patches stays on the skin after removing the patch. This can be rather unsightly.

To remove the adhesive safely from the skin, you can use eucalyptus oil. The oil is extracted from the leaf of the eucalyptus tree and is used for a wide range of purposes, including as an antiseptic.

A commercial product which is also used in hospitals is Zoff Adhesive Remover. It is a citrus based oil which is available in a bottle or as individual wipes.

 

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