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Removing a band aid from an eyebrow?

Asked by jrpowell (40474points) September 10th, 2008

I had a nasty bike fall tonight and had a band-aid placed across the hair. I expect pain, but I would like less pain when I remove the damn thing. Can I soak it in something that will dissolve the adhesive? I imagine that this is going to hurt really bad. Please help it hurt less.

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Snoopy's avatar

Lots of warm soapy water (think: A nice long hot shower….).

(Kid tested, mom approved.)

Good luck.

Lightlyseared's avatar

Clench teeth. Pull off plaster.

Otherwise nail varnish remover (acetone) will quite happily dissolve the glue.

Seesul's avatar

I don’t think I’d mess with acetone near an eye. (OK AC, call me silly again). I’d go with the soaking it in warm water with a compress (washcloth). You could also try a bit of baby oil carefully rubbed around the area. You might find yourself eyebrowless for a while.

Lightlyseared's avatar

If your careful and only use small amounts at a time acetone will be no problem. Acetone evaporates very fast off the skin. Also it will disolve the glue. Baby oil on the other hand will just make a mess and make it harder to grip the plaster when you try to remove it.

Snoopy's avatar

If you use acetone…..be very careful to avoid the cut/wound…...if you primary concern is to avoid pain. Ouch.

marissa's avatar

Take a long hot shower, then take a cottonball with baby oil on it, make sure you don’t have so much baby oil on the cotton ball that it the baby oil runs into you eye (you will probably need 3 or 4 cottonballs by the time you are through). Start at one end of the bandaid (hopefully there is an end that is attached to skin without eyebrow), slowly start to remove the band aid and as you pull the band aid up, rub the baby oil against the skin as you go slowly letting it seep under the next part of the band aid. Sorry, if I am repeating what others have suggested, I started answering this while others were submitting theirs.

so much for my answer, I type to slow and am too long winded

jrpowell's avatar

Ok.. That was a bad idea. Now it really hurts.

Snoopy's avatar

@jp self eyebrow waxing?

marissa's avatar

get a cold wash cloth, it will help….

Snoopy's avatar

beauty is painful

marissa's avatar

yeah, i’m reading all of this and thinking, try plucking you eyebrows everyday…lol

Snoopy's avatar

@jp see what we go thru for you guys?!

jrpowell's avatar

I sport a unibrow. I know about that it entails.
I also pluck.

marissa's avatar

come on now snoopy, we only tell ourselves we do it for the guys, the truth is we do it because we don’t want the other girls talking about us, ya know girls are 100% harder on how another girl look than any guy is….lol

Seesul's avatar

Woa! time to go back to bed, I read that as entrails and thought you really got carried away, JP.

jrpowell's avatar

I will totally hump a unibrow if they keep their glasses on.

Snoopy's avatar

@marissa good point. Additionally, I do it for myself! I now must excuse myself and attempt to flat iron my hair w/out giving my scalp a second degree burn.

marissa's avatar

@jp, I need to remember not to read your posts when I am trying to swallow, I almost choked on my lunch

jrpowell's avatar

that came out a bit wrong. I meant that I will fuck anything that walks.

jrpowell's avatar

Such a simple question gone horribly wrong.

nikipedia's avatar

Shit! That looks like a nasty bike accident! Get some neosporin on those cuts….

ciripet's avatar

just rip and roar

Tantigirl's avatar

hey JP, we never dated did we? That pic in your link kinda looks like an ex of mine…..

jballou's avatar

JP, that looked effin GNARLY

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