Eczema Treatment Sleeves Provide Instant Relief to Problem Areas.
What is eczema?
Eczema is a chronic skin disorder that causes red, inflamed, dry, cracked skin that is extremely itchy. Eczema is called atopic dermatitis in the medical community. Eczema causes the skin barrier to be compromised. This allows more irritation and inflammation – a frustrating process called the Itch/Scratch Cycle. If not treated properly, the individual will suffer a skin infection. It is extremely important to repair the skin and bring down inflammation to prevent infection and minimize or stop the itching.
How to successfully treat eczema?
The Soak and Seal method is the best way to get the eczema under control. Simply shower or bathe in lukewarm water for at least 10 minutes. If you use an eczema cleanser, rinse it off thoroughly. Immediately apply an eczema emollient while the skin is still damp. Then apply an eczema wrap over the emollient. This process is very simple yet extremely effective. The moisture from the tub or shower is locked under the eczema emollient. The Soak and Seal should be done daily and continued even when the eczema is gone. Keeping the skin healthy will prevent future eczema flares.
Do you have eczema in creases such as elbows and knees?
The most common places for eczema are in the creases of elbows and behind the knees. Skin creases are the perfect place for sweat to accumulate. The salt in sweat can be very irritating to someone prone to eczema. It also breeds bacteria and puts you at risk for an infection. Using eczema sleeves on arms and legs can treat the eczema and prevent sweat and irritation from occurring. Eczema treatment sleeves are made to stop the itch and wick moisture off the skin. They are wonderful under regular clothing or pajamas and are also great during the day by themselves during sports or exercise. Apply them over an eczema emollient. For mild to moderate eczema, apply the sleeves dry. For moderate to severe eczema, apply these specialty eczema sleeves damp. This process of applying damp garments over an emollient is called wet wrap therapy. Studies show this process can decrease eczema by 71% in just a few days. Studies also suggest it greatly decreases the need for topical steroids and other topical drugs that have serious side effects. Another great addition is the tencel® fabric has a wicking effect that greatly inhibits the growth of bacteria on the fabric.
These treatment sleeves are designed for wrapping eczema, psoriasis and dry skin. If you try other fabrics such as cotton and synthetics - be careful. Cotton and synthetics can harbor bacteria and can do more harm than good!