Is your Itch an Allergy or Eczema?

>> Thursday, 26 April 2012

If you weren’t already aware, this is National Allergy Week, and a recent publication by one of our leading paediatric allergy experts highlights the very close link between allergies and eczema.

One of the most concerning facts that Dr George Du Toit from the Portland Hospital for Women and Children cites is that allergies and eczema now affect between 40 and 50% of the population, with the rate increasing fastest amongst children. Dr George Du Toit also suggests that up to 50% of children who suffer with eczema also develop food allergies which then makes their symptoms even worse.

It’s rare for an allergic reaction to be life threatening, and in most children it usually presents as an intensely itchy skin rash. The constant scratching is not only traumatic in itself, but can lead to open wounds which then become infected while the intense itching at night keeps children awake, disturbing normal sleep, so the child wakes tired and irritable.

Thanks to a number of clinical trials, we now know that DermaSilk clothing dramatically reduces redness, swelling and intense itching on the skin, which is why many dermatologists now prescribe DermaSilk for children with eczema. The medical grade silk fibres are smooth and hypoallergenic so they calm the itch. The special weave of the fabric allows the skin to ‘breathe’ and the silk absorbs any excess moisture, so it maintains the skin at the ideal temperature and humidity.

No itching means no scratching and the permanently bonded antimicrobial in DermaSilk not only prevents secondary infections, but helps speed up the healing process. Eliminating the nocturnal itching means the child gets a good night’s rest so life can return to normal both for the patient and mum and dad.

So if your child is one of the growing number that suffer with eczema or an allergy, there is an easy way to control the itching and redness. A DermaSilk body suit is ideal for babies. Tops, pants or even sleeves and leggings can be worn under normal clothes in older children, and wearing DermaSilk pyjamas means they’ll get a good night’s sleep.

There is further information on the website and you can purchase all DermaSilk garments on-line from The majority of the garments are also available on prescription for both adults and children.



Mommy Glenn 16 June 2012 at 06:53  

My daughter is always irritated during night time and I can't sleep too because of her finger eczema. I'm really much confused as to waht I would put into it so that she'll be calm. She keeps on scratching it..

Espere Healthcare 17 July 2012 at 09:50  
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Espere Healthcare 17 July 2012 at 09:52  

If you try DermaSilk gloves, it will not only protect her fingers, but it will stop the itching so she won't need to scratch. Then you'll both get some sleep

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