Complete Emollient Therapy (CET)
Hydromol Cream is Active Emollient Therapy. Hydromol Cream contains Sodium Pyrrolidone Carboxylate which is an important component of NMF to help replenish it and actively hydrate the skin. Emollients are essentially oil-based products that smooth, soften, hydrate and protect the skin.
Emollient therapy works by creating an oily layer on the skin to form a barrier. This slows water loss from the skin. Emollients also help in the repair of the mortar that binds all the skin cells together. Emollients are therefore able to help the repair of the skin's natural barrier that is damaged in eczema.
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Topical corticosteroids are often needed when emollients alone are not enough or when the condition gets worse. There are a wide variety of steroid creams available. They all work by reducing the inflammation of the skin. Your doctor, nurse or pharmacist will be able to advise you further on this method of treatment.
This is a relatively new class of treatments that are prescribed once it is found that you are unresponsive to other conventional treatments. Your doctor, nurse or pharmacist will be able to advise you further on this method of treatment.
This is useful for children, particularly those who are experiencing a flare-up. It is very effective but is time and energy consuming. The child bathes in a bath emollient, applies emollient cream or ointment directly to the skin after the bath and then water-soaked bandages are applied all over the skin's surface, followed by dry bandages over the top. Your doctor, nurse or pharmacist will be able to advise you further on this method of treatment.
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