Zeroderma offer a range of effective creams, ointments, bath additives and barrier creams to provide relief for a number of different skin conditions.
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They offer products to help treat the following:
- Elderly pruritus
The products can be used for general moisturisation of the skin and most of them also work well as a soap substitute.
How do emollients work?
An emollient is a in ingredient used in skincare products that softens and soothes the skin. It is typically in the form of a cream, lotion, or ointment that is applied to the skin in order to improve the appearance and feel of dry, rough, or scaly skin. It helps sooth the skin by reducing flaking and itching and by restoring the skin’s suppleness. An emollient works by creating a barrier on the surface of the skin that helps to retain moisture and reduce water loss, helping keep the skin moisture and prevent it from drying.
How can Zeroderma products help treat elderly pruritus?
Elderly pruritus, which also sometimes is referred to as senile pruritus, is a skin condition common in elderly people and is characterised by intense itching. In general acute itch lasting less than six months can have a protective function of the body but longer periods than this is referred to as chronic itch. Elderly pruritus can have a significant impact on quality of life, for example causing sleep disturbances or leading to psychological issues such as depression or anxiety. Zeroderma products can help treat the symptoms associated with this condition as their products help moisturise the skin and treat red, flaky or inflamed skin.
How can Zeroderma products help treat eczema?
Common symptoms of eczema include:
- Intense itching
- Dry and scaly skin
- Redness and or inflammation
- Red bumps or patches
- Crusting or scabbing
- Thickened and sometimes leathery skin
Zeroderma offers skincare products to help treat these symptoms. The products include emollients that create a barrier on the skin to help lock in moisture and in that way reduce the common symptoms of eczema.
How can Zeroderma products help treat ichthyosis?
Ichthyosis is a group of genetic skin disorders characterized by dry, scaly, and thickened skin. Zeroderma products can be symptomatic treatment option for ichthyosis because they help to moisturize and soften the skin, reduce itching and scaling, and improve the skin's barrier function.
How can Zeroderma products help treat psoriasis?
Zeroderma products can help treat psoriasis which is a chronic skin condition characterized by red, scaly patches on the skin. Zeroderma products work by moisturising the skin and creating a barrier on the surface of the skin that helps to reduce water loss. This can be especially beneficial for people with psoriasis as it helps reduce scaly or flaky skin.
Cream, ointment, barrier cream or bath additive?
Zerodermas products comes in 4 different types. They are all similar in the sense that they are emollients, but the composition and consistency will vary. In general, they all are effective for treating dry, rough, or scaly skin.
Creams are a mixture of oil and water and are less greasy than ointments. They are easy to spread and can be easily absorbed by the skin.
Ointments are thicker and oilier than creams. They tend to be more effective at moisturizing the skin but can be more difficult to spread and can leave the skin greasier than when using a cream.
Barrier creams are thicker than creams and ointments and are designed to create a protective barrier on the skin to prevent water loss and reduce the risk of skin irritation.
Bath additives can be added to the bath water and leaves a moisturizing film on the skin once it has been gently dried.