Clothes to Soothe Itchy Skin

Just the mention of a wool sweater makes me itchy. For many people with chronic itchy skin conditions such as eczema, irritating fabrics like wool and polyester can trigger itching over their whole body. Now some (entrepreneurial) dermatologists have developed clothes designed to protect the skin.

[They] developed a new kind of T-shirt fabric, called Derma Smart, that relieves the itch from dry skin diseases like eczema. The fabric is unique in that it glides over the skin’s surface, it’s also specially constructed, so that the seams are on the outside. Derma Smart is made of microfiber. It dries faster and uses small amounts of silver to prevent bacteria buildup.

5 thoughts on “Clothes to Soothe Itchy Skin”

  1. Great post some interesting information, good quality clothing is very important.

  2. Do you know where I can order Derma Smart products from? no longer carries the product and I am in need of a new set for my growing son.

  3. I am in desperate need of a size 24 mos to 2T
    and a size 6 or Small. Would prefer pajama type of suit for the baby. Something that can be worn underneath clothes for the size 6 or small is o.k.

    Both of my grandson’s have severe Eczema. We are desperate to try any new product or clothing.

  4. My son had severe eczema & still has a bit of it. I’m currently researching tubular bandage garments for him. When he was an infant, I ordered special sleepsuits & clothing from which were great. Yes, I ordered clothing from New Zealand…delivery didn’t take very long at all. Seems like the USA is way behind on this stuff – you can find all kinds of eczema clothing in the UK, Australia & NZ that you can order. It is expensive, but well worth the relief and peace of mind it gave us. You can also check out Tubifast or Comfifast garments(again, it looks like both are available in the UK and not the USA). I can’t find the DermaSmart stuff anywhere, either. Hope this helps.

  5. The best company for properly researched garments we have found is at in the UK. They have orgainic cotton silver suits with flat seams and mittens. We tried kumfykids, but they are a bit thin and cheap and dont wash up well. I was also disappointed that they were not organic and seams were bulky, as it seems such a basic necessity for eczema.
    These suits get heavy wear, however, we have been able to pass them onto our next child who unfortunately also has eczema (though thankfully not as severe)If you are of low income and in the UK, you can actually recieve funding to purchase these, and they work!! Clothing seems to be the tip of the iceberg. We have be learning as we go and have also adjusted bedding arrangements and food. The most important thing I have found when chosing any clothing/bedding is to ensure that it washes at 60 degrees + this gets rid of any fabric chemicals and removes any dustmite residues.

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