Home Eye Safety Month on October, 2017: How do I get rid of fiber glass in my eyes, hair and body?

October, 2017 is Home Eye Safety Month 2017.

How do I get rid of fiber glass in my eyes, hair and body?

Those installing fiberglass as insulation should always wear gloves, safety glasses and masks. The glass shards and powder can remain on the skin even after several washings. Fiberglass particles can be very irritating to the lungs and hands and extremely damaging to the eyes. A protective hand cream barrier may help prevent some fiberglass powder buildup.

If you work around the compressed form of fiberglass (i.e. electronic boards), compressed air may be the best way to remove tenacious fiberglass residue. Avoid touching eyes or other sensitive areas while working with fiberglass in any form. If the powder does enter the eyes, use plenty of clean water or approved eye wash and visit an eye doctor for emergency examination.

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here are some answers i got from a forum:

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Vinegar is the best. It neutralizes the resin and then the mess can be washed off with plain soapy water.

I dripped some poxy on a new sweatshirt a couple of days ago. After saturation with vinegar and then run thru the washer the spot is gone.

-----Vinegar for the eyes (duh)-----

also see source for more removal tactics.

good luck. ps. if still having probs see a doc.

Is it plausible to diy build a brick home?

Is it plausible to diy build a brick home?

When I was younger I felt the same as you about wanting to build my own home some day. For me it became almost an obsession and at age 30 I actually did it.

All through my 20's I studied everything I could get my hands on about building a home and taught myself to build, plumb, wire, etc etc. I mean I learned everything! All about construction and reading building plans and working with the local building permit office as well as learning all about financing such an undertaking.

I highly recommend you follow a similar path. Today you are lucky enough to have the internet. I just had books and a few television shows like This Old House but I was able to do it.

As for laying your own brick... That is a HUGE job! You'll need to take some classes at a local community college if possible or work some with a mason to learn the trade. I don't recommend taking on the block and/or brick laying though. It will be very time consuming and if you are bricking the entire home and working alone that one item could take you months. By months I mean 6 months to a year or more if you're working alone and doing it after work in the evenings and weekends.

The other factor you have to work around is the bank. If you are paying cash for your home then you can work at any pace you wish and if it takes years to complete that's just fine. But, if you're working with bank financing, you won't have the luxury of an unlimited timetable to finish the home. Construction loans typically run 9-12 months maximum before the contract requires the home to be complete and the loan converted to a conventional mortgage. So, it's better to focus on the jobs you can do and finish in the time allowed by the lender, and contract out the really big jobs. That's what I did.

I was able to get the bank to allow me to be my own contractor with a few stipulations. Primarily I had to have the house 100% complete within 12 months. I also had to hire a licensed contractor to oversee my work and make sure I wasn't screwing up lol.

I built most of my house with my own 2 hands but a few of the jobs that were going to push me beyond the time limit I contracted out so I would meet the banks deadline. I hired a man to do all the grading and dig the footings. Then I hired a couple of helpers to assist me with pouring the footings. Then I hired masons to lay the foundation but I worked with them some carrying block etc. Then I did all the framing and had a roofing company come in and roof the house in 1 day.

Then I had the masons come back and lay the brick. I have a large home and it took skilled masons a few weeks to do it all. I did ALL the wiring and plumbing and after those items passed inspection I hired a crew to hang and finish the sheet rock. Sheet rock and finishing it is another HUGE job for a self builder to tackle by-the-way. I don't recommend that you tackle sheet rock either.

Then I did all the painting and finish trim throughout the house as well as install all the cabinets and plumbing fixtures. I put in about 1700 square feet of hardwood floors and hired a helper to work with me to move that along. He came in the evenings when I got off work and we got it done in a couple of weeks. Then I hired a guy to stain the floors etc. I also hired a carpet crew lay the carpets.

Then there was the landscaping outside. I did that too.

I told you all of this to illustrate what a huge undertaking you are considering. I love the fact that I built my home but you MUST be prepared for what the long term commitment and go into it with your eyes open. If you have a game plan going in as to what you are going to do and what you are going to hire out you will probably have the best outcome.

To be more specific to your question though... yes an amateur can lay the brick but I don't recommend it. I do recommend you learn about the electrical and plumbing because that is something you can definitely do. But you'll need to be proficient at it and be very well self taught or go take some classes. It will have to pass code, so don't worry that it will be screwed up. Just know how to do it right the first time and what the local codes are and you won't have any problems. Teach yourself all you can about construction framing too as well as finish construction. Again, take classes if you need them for these areas too.

In the end you'll save a ton of cash and have the pride of living in a home you built yourself and you'll also know it inside out.

Good luck to you and I hope this is helpful!

I just got chalazion surgery on my left eye ...?

I just got chalazion surgery on my left eye ...?

Home treatment is usually all that is needed to treat most styes and chalazia. Try the following measures to decrease the discomfort and help them heal.

Do not wear eye makeup or contact lenses until the stye or chalazion heals.

Apply warm, wet compresses. Warm, wet compresses applied 3 to 6 times a day usually help styes and chalazia heal faster. A warm compress may also help open a blocked pore so that it can drain and begin to heal. Wash your hands before applying a compress. Use a clean cloth or piece of gauze moistened with warm tap water. Do not use hot water or heat a wet cloth in a microwave oven—the compress may become too hot and can burn the eyelid. Place the compress over your closed eye until it begins to cool (usually 5 to 10 minutes). To speed the healing process, you may also use normal saline solution or rosewater instead of tap water.

Allow the stye or chalazion to break open by itself. Do not squeeze or open a stye or chalazion.

Use nonprescription treatments. Make sure that any medication you buy without a prescription is for the eyes (ophthalmic), not for the ears (otic). Nonprescription treatments available to relieve the discomfort of styes include:

Ointments, such as Stye.

Solutions, such as Bausch and Lomb Eye Wash and Collyrium Eye Wash.

Medicated pads, such as Ocusoft Lid Scrub and Stygiene.

If a stye or chalazion is not healing with home treatment, talk to your health professional. You may need a prescription antibiotic eye ointment or eyedrops.

Always wash your hands before applying eye ointment or eyedrops. Do not touch the tip of the applicator with your hand. Be sure the eyedropper and ointment tip are clean, and try not to touch the eye, eyelid, or any surface with the eyedropper or ointment tip. Always use a wall mirror with good light when applying eye ointment or eyedrops.

If antibiotic eye ointment is prescribed, apply a thin layer over the stye at bedtime.

If antibiotic eyedrops are prescribed, apply them by pulling the lower eyelid down with two fingers to create a little pouch between the eyeball and the lid. Put the drops in the pouch. Keep the eye closed for several minutes after putting in the drops to spread the medication over the eye and eyelid.

To put eyedrops in a child's eyes, have the child lie down and close his or her eyes. Put a drop in the inner corner (corner nearest the nose) of the infected eye. Then, have the child open the eye so the drop will go in. Do not let the child rub the treated eye.

Prevention

To help prevent styes, internal hordeola, and chalazia, which are minor problems of the eyelid:

Do not rub your eyes. This can irritate your eyes and spread infection.

Protect your eyes from dust and air pollution by wearing safety glasses when outside, particularly when doing dusty chores like raking or mowing the lawn.

Avoid areas where dust and air pollution are heavy.

Replace your eye makeup, especially mascara, at least every 6 months. Bacteria can grow in makeup.

Treat any inflammation or infection of the eyelid (blepharitis) promptly. If you do not, the infection may spread to the oil glands of the eyelid and cause a stye.

Although most styes and chalazia are not contagious:

Avoid sharing towels, washcloths, or eye makeup.

Wash your hands often and keep them away from your eyes, especially when caring for someone with a stye or any other kind of infection.

Wash your hands often and keep them away from your eyes if you have an infection in another part of your body.

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