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How can you remove fiberglass that is embedded deep under the skin?

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In brief: See Physician

Have it evaluated and proper treatment can be provided.

In brief: See Physician

Have it evaluated and proper treatment can be provided.
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Dr. Ronald Oberman
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: May need medical tx.

Option 1: add 1 cup epsom salt to boiling water. Add mix to warm bath & soak affected area x 30 min or longer. Rinse w cool water. Option 2: gently apply duct tape to affected area & then quickly rip off.
Don't push don't too firmly because the glass fibers may embed deeper in your skin. Note: may remove hair. If fiberglass is too deep you can see if foreign body rxn will extrude it or get med tx.

In brief: May need medical tx.

Option 1: add 1 cup epsom salt to boiling water. Add mix to warm bath & soak affected area x 30 min or longer. Rinse w cool water. Option 2: gently apply duct tape to affected area & then quickly rip off.
Don't push don't too firmly because the glass fibers may embed deeper in your skin. Note: may remove hair. If fiberglass is too deep you can see if foreign body rxn will extrude it or get med tx.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine

In brief: Don't

If this is plain old fiberglass and it was introduced into the skin by direct contact do not attempt to remove it.
It will remove itself with a few days.

In brief: Don't

If this is plain old fiberglass and it was introduced into the skin by direct contact do not attempt to remove it.
It will remove itself with a few days.
Dr. Dan Fisher
Dr. Dan Fisher
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