Products for fragile skin
Sensitive, fragile skin can afflict anyone, and generally fragile skin is most common in newborns and in the elderly. There are other, specific conditions that can cause skin fragility as well, such as eczema and psoriasis. At the extreme end of the spectrum of skin fragility, there is epidermolysis bullosa (EB), a hereditary skin disease that is also accompanied by a host of other symptoms.
Fragile skin is prone to various skin problems and symptoms, which can range from outbreaks, such as itching, rashes, dryness and peeling, to more extreme effects, such as tearing.
Elderly people who suffer from extremely fragile skin, which can occur naturally as a result of the aging process, are likeliest to experience skin tearing; however, people with many different skin problems and diseases may also experience similar problems.
The skin surrounding the wound is often even more sensitive than otherwise fragile skin, which should be considered when selecting treatments and dressings.