Fiberglass Allergy – Asthma Can Be Triggered By Fiberglass
If you come into contact with fiberglass, the usual symptoms can be a skin rash. Your first thought is to use compressed air directly onto the affected area. Do not do this because it any fiberglass particles are on your body or clothing, it will become airborne. Thus, you can breathe in these particles. Change clothes immediately and take a shower to remove any particles of fiberglass on your clothing, hair or skin. If you develop a rash, you will now need topical ointment. You can purchase these topical creams from any drug store. They are not expensive and usually work on any kind of skin rash. Always follow the directions on the label.
Some people will use nail polish remover, or acetone. (Warning: Are You Allergic To Them) We do not recommend using any form of these chemicals such as acetone on the skin. Acetone is toxic to the body. Before trying this step, make sure that you don’t have an allergy to the acetone. This could be the only thing you need to know about how to treat a fiberglass skin rash!
Probably the most important step in how to treat a fiberglass skin rash is proper handling of fiberglass in the first place! It is important to wear wear clothing that covers your whole body, including your arms and legs. It might get hot but, you will be glad you dressed in protective clothing. A HEPA Rated Respirator is best to used when handling fiberglass
Warning: Always check with your Doctor or Allergist before using any antihistamines or chemicals such as acetone. Individuals with Allergies may have an allergic reaction.