New, ready-made Tubifast Garments, for dressing retention and wet or dry wrapping, are now available in full-sleeved vests, tights, leggings and socks. For children of six months and over. With no tapes, pins or ties, Tubifast Garments are quick and easy to apply, and their two-way stretch construction ensures complete freedom of movement, so aiding compliance. Comfortable to wear under nightwear and ordinary clothes, they also help to promote fully active days and restful nights.
Use Within Wrapping
Wet wrapping is a therapy used in the treatment of atopic eczema, and involves the use of an emollient under retention bandaging. An emollient (such as Epaderm which is designed for use in wet wrapping) is applied to the affected skin, which is then covered with a damp layer of Tubifast Garment. Working together, the emollient and the damp layer keep the skin hydrated and moist, and help reduce inflammation2. The damp Tubifast Garment also acts as a retaining layer, ensuring that the emollient stays in contact with the skin. The damp layer also cools and soothes the skin and helps to reduce the itch2. A second, dry layer is then applied, which keeps 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 (such as Epaderm which is designed for use in dry wrapping) is applied to the affected skin, which is then covered with a single, dry layer of Tubifast Garment.
Fibre content: VISCOSE, NYLON and ELASTANE.
The Benefits of Garments
Ready-to-wear Tubifast Garments are the latest development from the leaders in dressing retention1. Ideal for convenient, quick and simple wet or dry wrapping, Tubifast Garments are suitable for use on children of six months and over.
- Available in full-sleeved vests, tights, leggings and socks
- Ideal for dressing retention, wet wrapping and dry wrapping
- Complete freedom of movement, through the two-way stretch construction
- Flat seams help prevent irritation of sensitive skin
- Comfortable to wear under nightwear and ordinary clothes, so helping to promote fully active days and restful nights
- Convenient, quick and simple way to wet wrap, so aiding compliance
1 IMS Marketing Data, July 2003
2 Cork MJ, Complete Emollient Therapy. The National Association of Fundholding Practices Official Yearbook. BPC Waterlow, Dunstable 1998: 159-168
- Can be machine washed at 60 degrees (if using Epaderm or a similar emollient. The hot wash removes the emollient from the garment.) Can be tumble dried on low. It is best to use a delicates bag when washing and drying.
Tubifast garments and bandages are suppose to last for approximately 10-15 washes.
It is recommended that Tubifast Garments are sized according to dimension as well as age. See table below.
Posted by Bronwyn on 17th May 2015
This and the leggings that go with them are really useful for helping my 4 year old's eczema. They are far easier to use than normal bandages. He likes them so much that he's continued to wear them even when his flare has abated, and we are happy with that as they prevent him from scratching while he's asleep.
Posted by Unknown on 4th May 2015
My son has suffered from eczema from a baby and is now 13 yrs old. Having the vest has made wet wrapping so much easier when he has major flare ups (as he currently has) and layer a wet later with a dry layer has reduced the redness and flaking, stopped the majority of scratching and eased his eczema. Fantastic product.
Posted by anita petrovska on 20th Feb 2015
It's taken so much time of our bandaging, & her itching is slowly getting better. Thank you so much
Posted by sarah on 19th Feb 2015
V quick delivery with kind inclusion of eczema booklets. 3y.o son suffering from severe eruthrodermic eczema flare. This product kept him more comfortable, immediately reduced shedding, allowed skin to heal due to moisture retention and difficulty accessing skin to scratch, and most importantly, kept him home and out of hospital! I can't believe I have only just found these products and local medical professionals are unaware of them. Sleeves a little short. - size up if your child is 'between sizes'.
Posted by Lisa Evans on 16th Feb 2015
So much easier than doing the wrap. And I believe they last longer than the recommended washes.
Posted by Catherien on 25th Jan 2015
I have used the vast, gloves and leggings on my 7 yr old son and it has made dry wrapping so much easier and he likes wearing it! With careful hand washing I think it will last longer than the 10-15 washes as well.
Posted by Hayley on 22nd May 2014
I have been using the vest & leggings (dry wrap) on my 4 year kid for a week. It has definitely reduced the severity of her eczema sores as it's harder to get to (but not impossible - particularly to her arms). Her skin also feels less dry. A good extra 'armour' in the fight against eczema. Very quick delivery from the allergy shop.
Posted by Unknown on 5th Apr 2014
This is such a great product, The Allergy shop really do understand the customer needs,
Posted by Rohit on 11th Feb 2014
Happy to have found this product , It has helped my son sleep better at nights . Great & prompt service by the allergy shop.
Posted by Unknown on 10th Jan 2014
Very good product, helps with my sons ezcema, the allergy shop very good to deal with.