1. Barrier creams, to protect the skin from the corrosive acid, are generally recommended. 2. Possible treatments include minimizing diaper use, barrier creams, mild topical cortisones, and antifungal agents. 3. However barrier creams are reasonably effective for protection of the face against some airborne substances. 4. The mechanism of barrier cream varies by product. 5. Barrier cream with a dimethicone base offered high levels of protection for at least 48 hours. 6. Chloride began research and development of a barrier cream which could help protect workers and increase productivity. 7. Barrier creams that contain petroleum jelly or certain oils may cause rubber or latex gloves to deteriorate. 8. Barrier creams may contain substances such as zinc oxide, talc or kaolin to layer over the skin. 9. The efficacy of barrier creams is controversial. 10. When handling hazardous molecules such as sodium hydroxide, ingredients in barrier cream could react and induce skin irritation.