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My daughter received a nasty wound to her knee Monday night. We put bacitracin and a bandage on it. Yesterday, she tried to take the bandage off and it appears that the bandage has adhered to her skin. We tried soaking in warm water, salt water-to no avail. How can we get this bandage off before it becomes infected? Please help!
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replied January 1st, 2009
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The only suggestion that I have would be to soak it in warm salt water for approx 30 minutes but it appears that this has been done. How about soaking it once more?

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replied June 27th, 2009
How do I get a water soluable bandage off?
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