For sufferers of psoriasis or atopic dermatitis, friction from clothing can irritate dry, itchy, flaky skin patches. Applying treatments and allowing them the time to work is also a constant battle. The cream, lotion, gel, or other treatment can run off onto bedding or clothing, without being absorbed.
The Tepso Elbow Protector helps solve these problems for people suffering from a skin condition on their elbows.
It uses specially designed, extra-soft, Tepso® ‘skin active’ fabric that helps to keep friction with the skin to a minimum. It is designed for use during the day under clothing and its frictionless quality means you will hardly know you are wearing it. It is also breathable enough to not feel excessively hot during the summer months.
Some people feel uncomfortable wearing short sleeve shirts when they suffer from psoriasis or eczema on their elbows. This protector is available in both light and dark colours to match the colour of clothing and increase confidence.
Skin cream or ointment can be applied under the elbow protector. This gives it maximum time to work without interrupting daily routines and activities.
As well as its low-friction quality, Tepso® material has elastic qualities that shape to the contours of your elbows; studies have shown that, in combination with the right treatment, it can lead to a reduction in skin lesions.
Rather than a coating on top of regular material, Tepso® is an actual, patented material in its own right.
The Tepso Elbow Protector consists of the patented Tepso® material combined with polyamide and elastane.
The compact, high density nature of this fabric makes it very smooth, minimising friction with the skin when worn.
If you wear the protector with psoriasis or eczema treatments, small spots or stains may form. You can easily wash these out by hand with water.
Washing like this means you get the added benefit of not needing to use detergents that may irritate sensitive skin, while also protecting the integrity of the fabric.
The protector is suitable for frequent washing, as it is strong, colour-fast, and will maintain its shape.
This protector is intended as an addition to your standard psoriasis or eczema treatment – not a replacement.
Tepso® fabric does not react with other types of material.