Wet wrapping is a therapy used in the treatment of atopic eczema, and
involves the use of an emollient under a garment. This can be done using
the emollient Epaderm™ Ointment together with Tubifast Gloves.
emollient is applied to the affected skin, which is then covered with
dampened Tubifast Gloves. Working together, the emollient and the damp
layer keep the skin hydrated and moist, and help reduce
The damp Tubifast Gloves also act 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 itching 28.
A second, dry pair of Tubifast Gloves are then applied, which keep the
patient’s 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 pair of Tubifast Gloves.
Please note: It is recommended that Tubifast Gloves with 2-Way Stretch
Technology are sized according to dimensions as well as age. If in any
doubt regarding the selection of size, the next largest size should be