How do you get rid of cement dermatitis?

Before we talking about treatment for cement dermatitis and how to get rid of it, let us explain what cement dermatitis is about. Cement dermatitis is a kind of eczema or skin disorder that occurs when then a person's skin comes into contact with cement. Certain irritant chemicals in cement will cause the irritation. Construction workers, tile setters, carpenters and so on are more at risk of getting cement dermatitis. Symptoms of cement dermatitis include redness, scaling, blister formation, itching and swelling. Now that we know all about cement dermatitis, let us look at ways of dealing with it.

  • The first thing you must do when fresh cement comes into contact with your skin is to wash your hands.
  • If the cement has come into contact with your eyes, flush your eyes with cool water for about 15 minutes.
  • If the irritation persists, then medical attention should be sought. It is believed that applying a mixture of olive oil and baking soda. Olive oil helps to keep your skin supple and soft while baking soda has alkaline properties which help to neutralize the harmful effects of the chemical in cement.

The best way of lowering your chances of getting cement dermatitis is to take steps to prevent this from happening. Ensure that you were proper gloves, clothing, and eye wear to protect your eyes. It is advisable to wear long trousers and long sleeved shirts as well as rubber gloves, so as to minimize the risk of coming into contact with the cement.

answered by G M

Occupational contact deramtitis is common amidst individuals working as floor layers and those in the construction industry. Affected area is protected from sun exposure, wind and trauma. Topical application of ointments and administration of anti inflammatory drugs prove beneficial.

answered by r k

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