Moisturising Gloves For Eczema - Wet Wrap Therapy For Adults & Kids
What Is Wet Wrap Therapy for Eczema?
Wet wrap therapy can work wonders to rehydrate and calm dry and irritated skin when a flare up occurs. The fabric wraps are soaked in water and applied to the affected skin on the body. Our bamboo gloves are commonly used for wet wrap therapy for hand eczema. Wet wrapping is also useful for psoriasis, allergic contact dermatitis, and dermatomyositis. Wet wrap therapy is suitable for adults and children.
Wet wrap therapy is best done after bathing and applying lotion and/or topical medical steroid medication (only if prescribed by your doctor).
To do wet wrap therapy for yours and your child's hands, first moisten the gloves in warm water until they are slightly damp (not dripping!) and insert your hand in the glove. Then gently wrap a dry layer over the wet one. Lastly, carefully put on night-time clothing so as not to disturb the dressing. It is recommended to leave your wet wrapped hands overnight. This will help lock in the moisture and also help stop night time scratching which is common with eczema sufferers.
The wet wrap therapy is an easy process - simply soak and seal.
1. Soak hands in luke warm water for 15 minutes (or have a bath). Be sure to not use soap
2. Towel dry and seal the skin with a natural eczema cream.
3. Dampen the bamboo gloves and insert your hands into them. Make sure the gloves are just damp and not dripping.
4. Cover the gloves with dry dressing wraps
5. Leave the hands wrapped overnight for best results to lock in moisture
This whole process can be repeated 2-3 times per day for a few days.
If wet wrap therapy is uncomfortable, dry wrapping is a common alternative and can also get great results. Simply follow the above process, but in step 3 don't wet the gloves.
If in doubt, it is important to consult with a health care professional prior to starting wet wrap therapy. Only use steroid creams in wet wrapping when recommended by your physician. Steroid creams should only be used short term and can have serious effects if used on a long term basis.