I am sorry you had such a hard time removing the adhesive from your skin. I carry a small bottle of a 3/4 solution of water and 1/4 vinegar. It seems to work well for me. At home I've thought about making a small jar of baking soda and peroxide paste to see if that works.
Try it at home and see if it works for you. If it does maybe you could keep some in your purse.
OUCH! You must go through the ceiling when you apply a 25% solution of vinegar to your skin especially when your skin is excoriated which often is the case when pulling off the wafer. Your tolerance to pain must be high. But, I am glad it works for you.
PB i use Dansac applyiance it just has a pretty good adherence on the adhesive side ,so showering or batheing it tends to stick very well, so i always ues the remover. The thought of uesing something natural made a good question to ask ,as i have never asked on a blog befor ..
Mrs A thank you for your feed back ,it sounds like it could work ,but i would be careful too on any broken skin. The mineral oil sounds a good idea too that one i may try as a fall back if and when i may run out lol tc and ty ambies...
I like how the witch hazel moisturizes without residue
Thank you all for your feed back so far they have all been interesting naturals ..tc all ambies ..
Strong adhesives are no joke. I don't like the adhesive on Convatec wafers because they are so difficult to remove.
I still get adhesive remover and skin barrier spray with my prescription in the UK! However, I had the feeling that these were being supplied as complimentary items along with wet and dry wipes and disposal bags. They not being charged to the surgery. Perhaps you should make enquiries with your supplier. I use Charter Healthcare if that helps.