Wet Wraps

AJ arm wet wrapWhen symptoms are severe, your health care provider may suggest wet wrap therapy. These are dressings–often made from articles of clothing–that have been soaked in water with a dry layer applied on top.

Face wraps are done by nurses trained in the procedure using gauze and surgical netting.

Apply wet wraps to skin after soaking and sealing (applying a topical moisturizer). The wraps help keep skin moist and improve effectiveness of topical medicine. They also have a cooling anti-itch effect.

Rewet or take the wraps off when they start to dry out. This should be done under medical supervision for short periods of time. Please consult with your physician to see if wet wrap therapy is right for you.