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Specialist silk clothing does not reduce eczema severity in children

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j1846 (Published 13 April 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j1846
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. London

Wearing specialist silk clothing does not reduce the severity of eczema in children with moderate to severe disease, a six month study published in PLoS Medicine has shown.1

Clothing may play a role in either exacerbating or soothing eczema, so patients often avoid wool garments and turn to fine weave fabrics, including silk. Specialist clothing made from sericin-free silk is licensed as a medical device and is available …

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