Wet Wrapping can be done using an emollient like Epaderm Ointment™ together with Tubifast Garments. An emollient is applied to the affected skin, which is then covered with a damp layer of Tubifast Garment. Working together, the emollient and the damp layer keep the skin hydrated and moist, and help reduce inflammation.
The damp Tubifast Garment also acts as a retaining layer, ensuring that the emollient stays in contact with the skin. The damp layer also cools and soothes the skin, helping to reduce the itch. A second, dry layer is then applied, which keeps clothing dry and prevents further scratching from aggravating the skin and causing potential injury.
Dry wrapping is a similar process to wet wrapping. An emollient is applied to the affected skin, which is then covered with a single, dry layer of Tubifast Garment.
In the treatment of moderate to severe cases of atopic eczema the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends the use of wet or dry wrapping.