How To Treat Rash From Fiberglass
If you spent a lot of time installing insulation, you probably need to know how to treat rash from fiberglass. Treating a fiberglass rash works the same way as treating other rashes, as long as the cause is from an allergen and not an illness. The best method for avoiding a rash is to have the insulation installed professionally.
Things You Need to Treat Fiberglass Rashes:
- Calamine lotion
How to Treat Fiberglass Rashes:
- Take a shower. Start by removing all the clothes you used to install the insulation. Throw them in the washing machine to remove the fibers. Shower thoroughly and dry the skin carefully.
- Use Neosporin on the affected areas. The antibiotic cream reduces the risk of infection and can promote healing. Do not overuse it. If you break the skin around the rash, apply the antibiotic ointment carefully.
- Place a band-aid on the rash or rashes. Placing a band-aid on a rash is particularly important if the rash is in an area that is normally covered by clothing. Clothing rubbing against the skin can aggravate the rash.
- Apply calamine lotion to relieve itching as needed. Using a moisturizer near the infected area can help the skin recover from the assault fiberglass has made on the skin. Apply Neosporin on the affected area until it heals completely.
- Adjust your clothing the next time you install fiberglass insulation. If you work in the fiberglass industry, this may not always be an option. Ideally, the clothes used should not allow the thin fibers to come into any contact with your skin.