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Old 06-19-2008, 07:31 PM   #1
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rash from cement mix

hi! my bf works stucco business and gets horrible rashes form the cement mix. the hotter it is outside the worse the rash gets! we've tried just about everything oc and nothing seems to work. he's been scratching it raw and dumping alcohol on it....how he stands that i dont know! lol....any suggestions, home remedies, cream that can be bought online....anything...thanks in advance! please be kind.....

 
Old 06-19-2008, 08:17 PM   #2
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Re: rash from cement mix

My first suggestion is that he cover exposed areas that come in contact with the cement.

Washing the rash thoroughly every evening with a mild soap or even using baby wipes with aloe vera and Vitamin E to cleanse, then hydrocortisone cream or Vaseline should help.

If the rash starts looking like it might be getting infected, try triple antibiotic cream.

If these things do not work, he should consult a dermatologist.

Best of luck to you two!

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Old 06-20-2008, 07:34 AM   #3
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Re: rash from cement mix

I would also try some Benadryl in case this is an allergic reaction. I would also try the other things mentioned by the above poster.

If all else fails I would definetly see your doctor or dermatologist.

 
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thank you so much guys....the benedryl worked, he slept all night without scratching...lol... he did go to dr.s once for it and was prescribed a cream that cost $80.....no results....he does where gloves at work but you know how it is, it gets splashed here and there throughout the day. no home remedies anyone knows about????? i know if i even touch his work clothes my hands will itch for a whole day! thanks again guys!

 
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Re: rash from cement mix

You might have some luck if you do a web search on Contact Dermatitis. I know from my own searches on this topic that cement is a common irritant.

I have a form of it and I haven't found a great solution from OTC. My doctor prescribed a steroid cream for a recent rash I developed.

All of the other solutions suggested are certainly common things to try so one of them might work for your husband.

 
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Re: rash from cement mix

okay, went to walgreens and the pharmacist basically said as long as he's working there he's gonna get the rash, it's summertime now and almost impossible to completely cover whole body when it's 100 degrees out.lol...she told him to wash off with mild soap as soon as he gets home from work and put on hydrocortisone cream; put a thick coat on she said..and he can do that before he goes to work too....and she said once that quits working he can go to dr. or even ER for prescription strength......still was wondering about home remedies....oh, and he couldnt stand the benedryl anymore he said it made him way too groggy when he wakes up for work...poor thing!

 
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