Silver-loaded cellulose fabric with seaweed may help with the treatment of eczema

It makes sense since we wear clothes for most of our lives that people with sensitive skins should choose the very best and most suitable fabrics for them.

A new fabric made with silver and seaweed has just been tested by 12 subjects with mild to moderate eczema. In the clinically controlled study the subjects wore a two-piece garment (top and leggings), of which one side was made of the SkinDoctor® fabric containing silver and seaweed, and the other side of 100% cotton. Efficacy was measured using the SCORAD index, transepidermal water loss and the subject's own impressions.

All three methods of measuring gave the SkinDoctor® fabric side of the garments better scores than the 100% cotton side. Since patients with atopic dermatitis (eczema) have compromised or disrupted skins, this new fabric may improve their quality of lives.

Source: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology

July 2012

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