Last Saturday 28 March, the Eczema Support Group kickstart the year with a wet wrap session and I learnt something new every time!
The wet wrap demonstration was by Mölnlycke Health Care Limited, whose Tubifast product is used globally. A few tips about using wet wrap:
1. It can be dry or wet. Dry wrap is having a single layer of the bandage tubing over skin that has bee moisturized. Wet wrap is having an inner layer soaked in water, over moisturized skin and an outer layer over that inner layer. This applies for garments as well.
2. Different color-coded are of different sizes, the most common ones are green and blue sold in Guardian pharmacies, the smaller sized ones and garments are available in hospitals or the National Skin Centre.
3. Wet wrap can be hand washed, air dry (not in direct sun) and reused as long as it’s still elastic. You can refer to this post for more tips on wear and tear.
4. Size – Always cut a longer strip than the area to be wet wrapped, and there will be some fraying, fold the frayed ends in; and don’t keep trying to cut the frays away. Gloves are available, even for infants – they make look too small, but they are stretchable.
5. Materials – for garment, it is elastane, nylon and viscose and for wrap, viscose, elastane and polyamide. For those with latex allergy, no worries because no latex is used in the product nor the packaging.
6. Tie it up – Try tying knots to secure one part of the wrap to the next, perineal dressing, picture above. Basically cut a hole in one part of wrap, say body, and cut another on the hips, cut a thin strip and loop that strip through these two holes.
Thank you to all who attended and the National Skin Centre staff – subscribe at the blog top right corner to stay tuned for updates!