Eczema Relief through Wet Wrap Therapy
If you have a child with eczema you know how miserable it can be. Childhood eczema affects the entire family. Sleep deprivation in eczema children and their parents causes poor family relations, poor work performance and learning disabilities in the children from drowsiness at school.
You are also not alone. Eczema is growing at an alarming rate worldwide. From 2000-2010, the prevalence of eczema or any kind of skin allergy increased from 8.6% to 17.1% among non-Hispanic black children, from 5.0% to 9.9% among Hispanic children, and from 7.6% to 12.6% among non-Hispanic white children.
What is Wet Wrap Therapy for Eczema? Wet Wrap Therapy is a Medical Treatment for a chronic disease – Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema). It has been advocated by doctors for 20 years as a safe and effective treatment. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, Wet Wrap Therapy calms the itch, helps repair the skin barrier, provides more restful sleep, decreases the staph bacteria found on the skin and manages the eczema and greatly minimizes symptoms. According to the American Academy of Dermatology: In 1 such study, children with severe atopic dermatitis who had not responded to other treatments were treated with wet wrap therapy. All children experienced significant improvements. In just 1 week, there was a 75% average reduction in itch and the children had less sleep loss. Improvements to their skin lasted well beyond 2 weeks of treatment.
- Traditional Wet Wrap Therapy requires wrapping the child head to toe in wet and dry gauze or cotton pajamas that become baggy loose and uncomfortable when wet. According to the American Academy of Dermatology: Traditional Wet Wrap Therapy has some drawbacks. It is time-consuming. If you are treating a child, it requires a great deal of patience and supervision. Children tend to squirm when the bandages are being applied and may try to remove the bandages. As one parent said, “It’s not a nice thing for any parent to have to do.” However, most parents agree that the results are worth the effort when other therapies are not effective.
- AD RescueWear – ready made garments make wet wrap therapy quick, easy, effective and comfortable for the child.
- Using gauze can take an hour with a wiggly child and children often remove the bandages.
- Doctors may not recommend Wet Wrap Therapy due to hassle of gauze treatment.
- The AD RescueWear’s Wrap-E-Soothe Suit provides a full body wet wrap treatment in under 2 minutes and can be done at home.
Managing eczema is very important because eczema has no cure, it can only be managed. Daily skin maintenance is extremely important and if eczema does not get taken care of or managed properly it can become infected, spread and get out of control. When a child is admitted into a hospital for eczema that has gotten out of control they are usually wet wrapped for 3-5 days. The cost for this type of treatment is between $10,000-$20,000.
How does Wet Wrap Therapy treat eczema? The eczema is dry, cracked and inflamed. Wet Wrap Therapy infuses the skin with intense moisture that helps repair the skin barrier. During treatment the wet wraps also calms the itch and allows for more restful sleep. Paul Ehrlich, MD, FAAP, FAAAAI, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics New York University School of Medicine, Past-President, New York Allergy & Asthma Society states “As a board certified pediatric allergist in New York City, I am very familiar with wet wrap therapy using AD RescueWear and find it a wonderful way of treating and managing atopic dermatitis in children. This hydration method helps dampen the pruritis (itchiness) of the skin and lessen the use of expensive corticosteroid creams and ointments. It adds immeasurably to overall treatment.”
Wet Wrap Therapy is so easy with AD RescueWear. Please watch our Wet Wrap Therapy demonstration.