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Skin Care and Diseases

Treatment for fiberglass damage on skin

04/07/2006

Question:

I HAVE SUFFERED FOR YEARS WITH SKIN REACTIONS FROM INSULATIONS-FIBERGLASS. SINCE I WAS A CHILD UNTIL NOW I`VE BEEN OVERLY EXPOSED TO IT AND EVEN IF I AVOID IT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. HOW DO I GET THIS OUT OF MY SYSTEM? THANKS

Answer:

It is difficult to address this problem online. There are many types of skin reactions to environmental exposures. This warrants a visit to the dermatologist for proper assessment. 

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Response by:

Elma D Baron, MD Elma D Baron, MD
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Director, Skin Study Center
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University