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Tubifast Vest


Product Description

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

Washing instructions
- 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.

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  1. easy to use 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Nov 2016

    I've bought this product twice to use when my son was 2 years old and when he is now 5. The product seems to have changed a bit and I must say it was better made when I got it for him when he was 2. However it still does the job of wet wrapping him easily.

  2. fantastic product - really works 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Jul 2016

    My little boys (3 and 7) have had big eczema flare ups this winter and I have tried everything...cortisone, natutopathic creams, drops, oils, diet, change detergents, using a humidifier etc etc without much improvement. However wet wrapping with the vest and leggings has been made a HUGE difference in a few short days!
    I wet wrapped with regular bandages before trying these garments and it worked but they disentegrated quickly and it was fiddly and my kids would tear them apart at night to scratch.
    The garments make it easy. Took a couple of nights for ny 3 year old to cooperate but hes gotten used to them quickly. I would without reservation recommend these products!

  3. Nothing short of a miracle 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Dec 2015

    I wish we had known about these products years ago. Miss 9 has tried numerous creams, ointments, steroidal creams, bath treatments, etc over the year with wet dressings using tea towels or bandages. Nothing has provided the instant and comforting relief that these garments have provided. Itching was reduced whilst wearing the garments and an instant improvement in skin condition once the garments were removed. Not-quite a miracle cure, but so close! Miss 9 is so relieved as are we as parents that we have found something that helps especially with flare up situations.

  4. very useful product 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  5. Fantastic 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  6. we love the one piece vest 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Feb 2015

    It's taken so much time of our bandaging, & her itching is slowly getting better. Thank you so much

  7. Tears of relief 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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'.

  8. Tubifast garments 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Feb 2015

    So much easier than doing the wrap. And I believe they last longer than the recommended washes.

  9. Great product 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  10. Added protection 4 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

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