What is fiberglass?
Fiberglass is a synthetic man-made material that is small particles of glass. Generally, we all make use of fiberglass for conduction work and window designing of our home. But, Sometimes during house and office renovation, work this particle comes in contact with our skins causing irritation and rashes on the outer layer of skin and eyes. In this article, we have provided detailed guidance on how to safely remove fiberglass from the skin. Also, there are some steps to avoid the direct exposure of fiberglass from your skin which you will get in this article.
Symptoms of fiberglass on skin
Fiberglass is an extremely small particle that’s why it is not possible to see it with naked eyes. so if it is present on your skin you will experience some effects and symptoms such as
1.Rough and Dry skin
- Your skin will start itching and irritating.
- Skins become sensitive to sun and UV rays.
- Difficult breathing and sneezing.
- Swelling on the affected area.
- Coughing sneezing and lungs problem. In this case, you should contact the doctor as soon as possible before the situation becomes worse.
How to safely remove fiberglass from skin?
If Fiberglass particles are already entered your skin and giving you skin irritation, swelling, and redness, then do not worry about it. It can easily be removed by some proven methods. Here we have mentioned some easiest methods to safely remove fiberglass from your skin.
Method 1. By Using sticky tape
First, find the heavy glued sticky tape it is generally available in our home.
Secondly, identify the affected area by using the above-mentioned symptoms
Once you have correctly identified the affected area now press the tape softly on that area for a couple of minutes so that it will make good contact with the tiny fiberglass particles.
Now pull up the tape smoothly it will take all the fiberglass particles with it. Now wash the area with normal water and dry it with a soft cotton towel. The possibility is all the fiberglass will be removed but Make sure to check the skin with the magnifying glass. If you feel something hard or tender on your skin there might be a possibility of fiberglass is not being removed yet
Method 2. By Using tweezers
If you have observed carefully the fiberglass particles with the magnifying glass then you can also use tweezers to remove them. For this, you must have clear your skin with antiseptic liquid to avoid microbial infections on the inner skin. Also, wash the tweezers before using them. Now pull the fiberglass particles with tweezers gently one by one, make sure you have a proper lighting condition in your room so that you can see the particles easily. please do not press the skin too much, this can make more harmer to remove the fiberglass from your skin. When you have successfully removed the particles again wash your skin with antiseptic liquid for better protection. This is the easiest way to remove the fiberglass particle.
Method 3. By Using nylon fiber
First of all, take a shower with warm water. This can open your skin pores and make it smoother. Now rub your skin with the nylon fiber, it holds the fiberglass particles with it. Now repeat this process 2 to 3 times. You will see that all the fiberglass particles are removed. Now, Put put any lotion on that area to reduce swelling and redness of the skin.
Method 4. By Using Baking soda Paste
As we all know baking soda has great neutralizing and antiseptic properties because of its basic nature. So you can also make use of it to remove fiberglass particles from your skin. For this, you have to create baking soda paste by taking 2 tablespoons of baking soda and few drops of water. Now gently rub this paste on your affected skin. This paste minimizes swelling, redness, and itching. Also reduces the chances of infections due to Antibacterial properties.
Take the guidance of the doctor
If the above-mentioned methods would not work for you or if you feel the fiberglass particles are damaging your skin more, then you should take a consultant from a dermatologist. They will give you better options to reduce the pain and also helps to remove this particle from your skin. This can help you to control the condition and harmfulness of fiberglass.
Methods to avoid contact of fiberglass on your skins
If you regularly visit the construction area or you are renovating your house. There are some methods to avoid the contact of fiberglass particles from your skin.
Wear masks, gloves, and goggles while entering the construction site. So that the fiberglass particles do not enter your skin, nose, and mouth.
Open the windows and doors to make proper ventilation so that fiberglass does not stay inside the home or office.
Always wear loose fighting clothes with full sleeves shirts and pants, this can reduce the chances of rubbing the particles on your skin.
Wear leather shoes and avoid usage of sleepers or open shoes
Wash your clothes separately from other common clothes you used to wear.
Once the work is finished properly clear the floors and tables also remove the microparticles with a vacuum cleaner.
Do not touch the fiberglass material without gloves.
Fiberglass is synthetic material its microparticles can harm your skin badly if you do not take any action on it. Make sure that do not touch your skin again and again this can increase the chances of infections. Also itching too much can make it more painful and dangerous. Gently wash your skin with antiseptic liquid before performing any steps. Wearing full sleeves loose cloths and protective equipment helps you to avoid exposure to fiberglass particles on the construction site. If you feel the problem is increasing day by day please consult a doctor before the condition becomes worse.