Video demo of Wetwrapping from NIAID
This procedure for helping severe eczema calls for putting your child to sleep with moist/moisturized skin and moist garments to fight eczema.
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Therapeutic clothing for eczema (for wetwrapping)
Helpful Tips for Mitigating Eczema
Basic skincare regimen to combat eczema
Baths are good, often and long—but not too hot. Use something simple and fragrance-free to cleanse the skin (see skin care products) and hair. Clorox in the bath water can helps fight skin infections. After the bath, there should follow an immediate patting down and then moisturizing with a good moisturizer.
Washing machine regimen to combat eczema:
Hot water, double rinse, allergy-friendly, fragrance-free soap, no dryer sheets or softener. SOAP in the washer is much better than any detergent product, even one touted as fragrance free or for kids.
Fabric choices to help combat eczema:
Try to stick with only cotton clothing and sheets, especially in winter or summer; wool can exacerbate/irritate in the cold and polyester can trap heat and cause sweating/itching in the heat/humidity.
Dish washing regimen to combat eczema:
Using a SOAP product (NOT detergent) at the sink for hands and hand-washed dishes and kitchen cleanup can help protect hands through dry winter months. Detergents strip skin of its natural oils and exacerbate eczema. Rubber gloves can also help protect skin, though make sure not to avoid latex if anyone has a latex allergy.