How Do I Remove Gauze from an Open Wound?


All you have to do is take the tape off of the gauze. Once you take the tape off, then you can take the gauze off.
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1 Additional Answer
Probably the easiest way to remove gauze from an open wound is to moisten the gauze with some water first. If possible, put the wounded area under a thin stream of warm water to loosen the gauze. If that is not possible, take a clean wash cloth or another piece of gauze, moisten it and apply it to the wound until the water soaks into to the gauze you need to remove.
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