I have the most sensitive skin, and as you've heard me whine, I had a huge rash after my surgery. Some kind of allergic reaction to the pre-op scrub/surgical incise drape. I have issues with bandages too. They stick like gorilla glue and take at least 3 layers of skin off when I yank 'em.
Today, I FINALLY got the surgical steri-strips off my incisions!
It's only 3 days shy of 3 weeks and those buggers were getting quite grimy. But I had this irrational fear that if I tried to pull them off, my incisions would open. Yikes! Dr. Williams did say let them fall off naturally. But I don't think he is aware of the issues with my skin and sticky stuff.
For the past several days I have been slathering them with baby oil in the shower to help loosen the adhesive. I was able to gently pull them off. I even took the set of strips off my big incision. Fortunately, my pork did not pop out. Whew!
Now I just have to deal with the adhesive goo aftermath. Mary suggested Goo-Gone! I think that would sting, but at least I'd smell orange-citrus fresh!