Treating Eczema with Wet Wrap Therapy: A Step by Step Guide for Parents & Healthcare Professionals
How does Wet Wrap Therapy work?
There are many benefits associated to the use of Wet Wrap Therapy:
- Cooling - as the water evaporates from the bandage, the skin will cool. This helps to reduce inflammation, itching and tenderness, increasing comfort and helping patients to live an active day and have a comfortable night’s sleep
- Moisturising - emollients applied to the skin and covered by the wet garment are absorbed into the skin, providing a longer lasting moisturising effect
- Protective - the garment provides a physical barrier and an extra layer of protection from the itch-scratch cycle, allowing the skin to heal at a quicker rate
- Efficient treatment - Topical steroid molecules are more effective absorbed into superficial and deeper layers of skin where inflammation is present. Using this treatment will prevent damage to the skin from itching and scratching, therefore reducing the healing time process. Once the condition is controlled by using Wet Wrap Therapy, the need for topical steroids will be reduced