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DermaSilk Therapeutic Clothing becomes prescribable by NHS
Aug '09
Many of the adult sizes of the successful DermaSilk Therapeutic Clothing Range become prescribable by the UK National Health Service from August 1st 2009.

Espère Healthcare Ltd is pleased to announce that from August 1st 2009 many of the adult garments in the DermaSilk Therapeutic Clothing range will become prescribable in the United Kingdom.

“This is a culmination of 3 years hard work by all the team at Espère.” said Chris Steeples, Joint MD of Espère Healthcare Ltd. When we first launched the infant and children products we had a number of Emails and phone calls from disgruntled adult eczema patients who felt that, as usual, they were being forgotten. We promised them that we would come to their aid and now we have”.

Eczema is often considered to be a childhood disease with many children growing out of the itchy, inflamed skin condition. The National Eczema Society reassures parents by stating on its website that 74% of school children will have “grown out” of their eczema by their 16th birthday.

However, looking at that statistic from the other side infers that 26% - over a quarter of all eczema children will still be affected beyond 16 and this can have serious impact on their academic and social lives. It is also these people who are likely to be affected over a considerable period of their adult life.

Daniel has had eczema since he was 6 weeks old. He is now 22. He has been wet wrapped throughout most of his life and has regularly spent a week in hospital for intensive courses of treatment during his eczema flare-ups. His standard treatment regime includes a moisturiser, Betnovate for use on the arms, legs and trunk, Eumovate for the face and Elocon when all else fails.

Daniel said “Overall I'd say the DermaSilk works great, I've gone from 6 nights of heavy moisturiser/steroid (50/50 paraffin for the moisturiser) to 2 nights a week of a moderate level. I also have not had to use any Elocon, which is the strongest of the three steroids that I apply to my skin. My skin looks and feels much better in general and I itch a lot less when wearing the DermaSilk, and even when I do, the DermaSilk helps stop any resulting irritation from becoming worse. In bad cases where I have caused an open wound, it just bleeds instead of weeping as well. Where I haven't used the DermaSilk on my face and neck, my skin becomes irritated and itchier much quicker and needs more regular steroid treatment to keep it under control.”

Daniel's Mother was equally impressed. “The DermaSilk garments have proved to be invaluable and I don't know how we would have managed without two sets of them. Daniel wears the shirt and leggings during the day when he is home. He says that he finds them comfortable to wear and they help to reduce the itching of his skin. This of course means the less he itches the greater the reduction in the damage to his skin.”

“It would be fair to say his skin has shown a marked improvement with less swelling and redness, and at present his eczema shows no sign of any weeping or infection. Daniel continues with his daily routine of steroids, emollients and gauze suiting which he wears at night. However we are using less steroid and Daniel now has nights off from his usual routine when he now sleeps in his DermaSilk garments. Last week he had 2 nights off gauze suiting. This may not seem a lot but to Daniel its absolute bliss.”

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