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Wet wrapping- can it make things worse?

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OneHorseOpenSandwich Tue 06-Jan-15 22:59:32

DS has horrible eczema. We have steroids and emollients and a comfifast suit, which we've been advised to use as a wet wrap by dermatologist. It seemed to help with the dryness, which is largely gone, but he is red raw with inflammation on his torso and around his neck, which is where the suit sits. I stopped using the leggings and his legs are fairly clear.

I don't know whether to persevere with the suit or wonder whether it is making things worse?
The eczema is strange, it seems to be mainly torso, neck and face, which are bright red and so, so itchy.

rainbowweaver Wed 07-Jan-15 10:56:58

Could the eczema be infected? Then may need treatment with topical antibiotic first....

OneHorseOpenSandwich Wed 07-Jan-15 16:42:53

I don't think so, it's just red and inflamed. And big areas, his whole torso

ClaireOB Fri 09-Jan-15 16:06:03

in my experience, very red, inflamed eczema can signal the start of infection, so I would get this checked out. Bandages and wraps should not be used on infected skin.

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