What to do when your skin is exposed and irritated by fiber glass?

Fiber glass is composed of tiny particles of glass wool or glass that can irritate the skin. When fiber glass is trimmed, sawed, cut or sanded, it releases small particles of dust that can cause severe itchiness and red rashes on the skin. In addition to skin exposure, fiber glass can also enter the body through inhalation and swallowing. People who work with fiberglass regularly tend to experience skin irritation and rashes caused by fiberglass. There are several ways in which you can care for skin irritation caused by fiberglass at home. Firstly, it is important to ensure that you protect your skin well to prevent skin rash and irritation. One of the most effective preventive measures against fiberglass dust exposure is to dust your body with talcum powder. Dusting your body with talcum powder before working around fiberglass will ensure that the fine fiberglass dust will not enter your skin. Talcum powder closes the skin's pores and provides protection against the fibers that cause irritation and rashes. In addition, ensure that your skin is completely covered to make sure that none of the fiberglass dust enters your skin. Always wear full sleeved clothes and wear gloves on your hands to prevent the fiber glass dust from coming into contact with your skin. Wear a hood over your ears and head to make sure that these areas are protected from fiberglass exposure. A face mask will help prevent inhalation of fiberglass dust effectively.

In addition to these precautionary measures, there are several home remedies you can try to help soothe irritation and rash caused by fiberglass dust exposure. Soon after working with fiberglass, make sure that you rinse yourself thoroughly under a cold shower. This will help remove any fiberglass particles or residue on the surface of your skin and will help prevent irritation and rashes. After rinsing your skin well with cold water, step in a hot water bath to help release fiber glass particles that may have lodged themselves in your pores. Steam from the hot water will help expand you pores and release any fiberglass particles that may have lodged themselves inside. After a bath, rub a thick moisturizing lotion on your skin to help remove any fiberglass particles that may have remained on your skin. Finally, ensure that you wash the clothes you were wearing while exposed to fiberglass separately. This will effectively remove all fiberglass particles from your skin.

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