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09 November 2012

New Atopic Dermatitis / Eczema Wet Wrap Therapy Garments

If you have a child who suffers from eczema, you know how difficult it is to soothe the incessant itching. Applying a small amount of corticosteroids to the flare-up spots works for my son. When eczema is more widespread and severe, wet-wrap therapy may be the treatment of choice. (National Jewish Health provides a good basic explanation of wet wrap therapy.)

A new U.S. company, AD RescueWear, is now manufacturing ready-to-wear wet wrap garments for young children and infants. The garments will make wet-wrap-therapy much easier to implement. "The WrapESoothe Suit and Sleeves replaces the traditional treatment of using wetted gauze, shirts, pants, multiple pairs of socks and duct tape for fastening. Instead of the traditional time consuming and sometimes confusing process, the caregiver just wets the suit or sleeves and slips them onto the child. These products are reusable and machine washable." The fabric is made out of "extra soft and smooth TENCEL ® fabric that has excellent water retention qualities and maintains its stretch and shape when wet. Ordinary cotton pajamas become baggy, loose and uncomfortable when wet. TENCEL ® fiber greatly reduces the rate of bacterial growth and has thermo regulating properties, making it a superior fabric for children with eczema..." A detailed explanation of the fabric and garments is available here.

As the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention, and these eczema garments were developed by the mother of a boy who suffers from eczema, asthma and food allergies. Currently, AD RescueWear offers the WrapESoothe suit in sizes six months to 3T and the sleeves for ages 18 months to seven years. The company is very interested in getting real feedback from families with youngsters who use wet-wrap-therapy. Would you like to help?

If you have a child between the ages of 6 months and 7 years with eczema, and you currently use wet-wrap-therapy to treat their eczema, you may be considered for an opportunity to try out the WrapESoothe suit or sleeves. Here is what AD RescueWear is looking for:

Participants for the suits can have full body eczema or eczema on their trunk and or arms and legs. The participants for the sleeves should have eczema in just the common problem areas around the elbows and behind the knees. (the sleeves also work well on hands and feet.) It's preferred that the parents are familiar with wet wrap therapy but it is not a requirement.

In return, participants can keep the suit or sleeves, and will need to provide feedback to AD RescueWear. To apply for an opportunity to try the suit or sleeves, please submit your entry using one of the participant review forms below.

The below form is to apply for an opportunity to provide feedback for the WrapESoothe Suits. 
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The below form is to apply for an opportunity to provide feedback for the WrapESoothe Sleeves. I am using Rafflecopter to collect entries/contact info.

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Disclosure: I received a modest fee for helping promote this opportunity to Food Allergy Buzz readers. I only work with companies that I feel are truly asthma, eczema, and food allergy-friendly.

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