How To Remove Super Glue From Your Skin Without Hurting Yourself

If you accidentally glue your fingers together while using super glue, or stick them to a mug or table leg you are fixing, it’s easy to get stuck fast. If you glue your fingers, lips, or even your eyelids together, don’t panic. Super glue isn’t totally impenetrable.

According to Healthline, if you get super glue on your skin, the best thing to do is to grab some acetone — an ingredient in many nail polish removers. Then follow these steps:

1. Remove any clothing the glue has gotten onto.

2. Gently rub a small amount of acetone onto the bonded area of skin.

3. If you can, try to gently peel your skin apart, as if you were removing a bandage. Don’t pull too hard — you could tear the skin.

4. Once you’ve separated the skin, wash the area with soap and water.

5. Apply lotion to your skin to prevent dryness.

When to see a doctor

If you get super glue on your skin, it shouldn’t cause any lasting damage as it will dissolve on its own within a few days. You can speed up the process by the listed steps. If however the glue doesn’t come off within, a few days, or you develop a rash or burn, see your doctor.


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