Dry bandages and wet wraps

Dry bandages and wet wraps

Localised medicated dressing or bandages (paste or cotton) and wet wraps are often helpful in breaking the 'itch-scratch' cycle. They can be especially helpful at night time by protecting the skin from damage caused by night-time and subconscious scratching. Whole body wraps or bandages are not recommended in children.4 

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UK/GEN/16/0051 Date of preparation: October 2016