|Clothing Type||Children's Body Suits, Briefs & Slips|
|Clothing Material||DermaSilk® Breathable Material|
|Clothing Material||Medical-grade silk fabric with revolutionary combination of sericin-free fibroin silk and 4% elastane|
Treat DermaSilk® Intimo garments with care and they will last as long as normal underclothing. Wash by hand or in the washing machine at 30°C using non-bio (enzyme-free) detergent.
DermaSilk® is made from animal protein very similar to human hair so it can also be washed by hand with a little neutral shampoo (without conditioner or other additives).
Do not use bleach, fabric conditioners, stain removers or disinfectants. It is important to rinse repeatedly in plenty of water. Do not spin-dry or tumble-dry, or dry in direct contact with sources of heat (radiators).
To remove any stains, steep the garments in warm water and bicarbonate (2 spoons of bicarbonate per litre at 60°C) for 2-3 hours before ordinary washing.
In clinical trials 83% of children with atopic dermatitis using DermaSilk® showed an improvement in their condition.
DermaSilk® is made of a special knitted medical grade silk which has been stripped of its outer coating and bonded with Microbe Shield technology*. It is far superior to cotton for sensitive skin, retaining up to 30% of its own weight in moisture without feeling damp. The special knitted construction of the fabric makes it breathable promoting faster healing, in essence a second skin. "Normal" silk fabrics used for clothes are not recommended for dressing of subjects with atopic dermatitis, as these fabrics reduce transpiration and therefore may cause worsening of disease activity.
*DermaSilk® is specially bonded with an antimicrobial shield, called AEM 5772.5, which has been used in hospitals for over thirty years and has proven ability to inhibit bacterial and fungal growth on fabrics such as operating theatre gowns. It acts by puncturing and electrocuting bacteria and fungi, causing their death. There is no chemical poisoning of the cells and no chemicals or nano-particles are released onto the skin. No other antimicrobial is capable of protecting silk in this way.
DermaSilk® Intimo combines the proven pure fibroin silk with the activity of a fixed, permanent antimicrobial in a unique knitted fabric. The medical grade silk fabric uses a revolutionary combination of sericin-free fibroin silk with only 4% elastane to provide elasticity. The elastane is carefully woven within the silk yarn so that only the silk comes into contact with the skin. This new class of therapeutic underwear has been demonstrated in clinical studies to calm irritation and prevent bacterial and fungal infections by helping to maintain healthy levels of pH and humidity whilst minimising irritation in delicate areas.
The antimicrobial permanently bonded to DermaSilk® Intimo only acts on microbes that come into direct contact with the fabric and is not released from the fabric onto the skin. This antimicrobial inhibits the growth of contaminating bacteria and fungi without altering the natural flora of the skin and mucosa. It acts by attracting organisms to it and physically rupturing the microbe's outer cell membrane, destroying it instantly. The antimicrobial also helps to keep the garments fresh and cannot be washed or worn off. It remains effective throughout the life of the garment.
DermaSilk® Intimo, used in conjunction with conventional medication, has been shown to help reduce pain, irritation, itching and redness associated with conditions such as recurrent thrush and lichen sclerosus. It can also be used with natural creams.
DermaSilk® Intimo has been designed and manufactured in Italy to give added style to this unique range of therapeutic underwear. You'll never know you are wearing therapeutic underwear!
DermaSilk® and DermaTherapy® products are Direct Delivery and therefore not eligible for free Standard Delivery on orders over £70. The delivery charge is £6.00.
They are not available for Next Working Day delivery. They are sent out via First Class Mail and will usually arrive within 2 to 3 days.