Prevent skin tears by using DERMATUff thin skin protection socks and sleeves
An unknown problem
Causes of weak, fragile or thin skin
AGE – In practice, people first experience thin skin over the age of 60 and it gets worse the older we get. People in their 80’s can find that their thin skin condition becomes very severe. Some people who buy on our e-commerce site suffer at least one skin tear per week.
HEALTH CONDITION – Illness, primary medical conditions such as the long term use of steroids, the long-term use of warfarin, sun exposure, smoking and inflammatory skin disease causes thinning or fragile skin.
SKIN CONDITION – A deterioration in sweat and gland secretion impairs skin moisture.
SKIN WASHING – Soap and shower gels (can contain detergent) and certain medications can also cause it.
Treatment of skin tears
The problem of dealing with skin tears is extremely expensive for health organisations all over the world. For example, the International Wound Journal published research carried out in the Hull and East Riding area of Yorkshire into the cost of wound care locally. It showed that in 2005-2006, this was up to £3 Million ($4.5 million) per 100,000 of the UK’s population.
The worst result: loss of confidence
Probably the worst result of all from such a minor bump is the loss of confidence;
- Sufferers become very afraid of repeat injury
- Moving around the house becomes a risky experience
- Walking the dog, gardening, playing a sport and other activities are often avoided, resulting in other negative effects to our health