Wet Wrap Therapy May Be The Answer For Your Child's Eczema

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Wet Wrap Therapy May Be The Answer For Your Child's Eczema

29 May 2015
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog


If you've become frustrated with trying to manage your child's eczema symptoms, you might want to schedule an appointment with a dermatologist to try an effective technique called wet wrap therapy. This strategy is intended for severe symptoms that don't respond well to other remedies.

Therapy Steps

This therapy involves essential steps to replenish skin's natural moisture. 

First, the child bathes in warm water for around 20 minutes. Upon exiting the tub, the child has the excess water patted away and eczema medicine, such as a corticosteroid medication, applied to the damp skin. A special moisturizer may be applied to unaffected skin. These substances seal in the water so it doesn't evaporate. 

Second, the affected areas are wrapped in warm, wet, thin fabric, such as gauze, and covered with dry fabric. The entire body can be wrapped or just a small area, such as the hands. 

Third, the wrap is removed after about two hours. 

A dermatologist may recommend using the steroid medication for a week or two and then switching to moisturizer, since steroid treatments can begin having side effects over time. You may be able to continue using the moisturizer wet wrap regularly to hydrate your child's dry skin, according to the doctor's instructions.

Benefits of Wet Wrap Therapy

The technique has several benefits. 

  • holds in moisture
  • boosts topical medication's effectiveness
  • reduces itching and inflammation
  • decreases harmful bacteria on the skin; staphylococcus infections are common in eczema 

Relevant Research

Although the strategy has been used to a certain extent for many years, it has not yet become mainstream. Its effectiveness wasn't confirmed through research until 2014, when a medical doctor and his colleagues evaluated the strategy. Children in the study generally experienced substantial improvement in their eczema symptoms after only four days. 

See a Dermatologist

Initially, having the therapy provided at a dermatology clinic is important to make sure it's done right. Although the steps are simple, there can be a significant amount of work involved. While learning how to make and apply a wet wrap, parents may feel distracted by a fussy young child who is aggravated by itchy, sore skin.

In addition, wet wraps typically should not be applied to infected skin, so you'll want the dermatologist to perform an examination first. Also, the dermatologist can make an informed decision about how many times per day the child should have the treatment. 

When you're ready to apply the wet wraps yourself, a nurse can watch you practice, offer assistance and verify when you've mastered the technique. For more information, see http://desertdermatology.net/

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Hello, my name is Robert Young. Welcome. I am here to talk to you about medical procedures used to correct sinus problems. When I moved to a new area, I discovered that I was allergic to the plants in that location. I tried to remedy the situation using local honey, allergy medications and other tactics that just did not work. Once the sinus symptoms started occurring, I went to a specialist to receive care and find a solution. My specialist performed a simple corrective procedure to help improve sinus drainage and reduce the severity of my allergies. On this site, I will help everyone better understand procedures used to correct sinus problems. Thank you for visiting.

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