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Why Tepso

A revolutionary new product for eczema and psoriasis patients.

With yearly turnover of around €120m, the manufacturer of Tepso is a global leader in special fiber technology and produces a broad range of fibre based products including eczema- and psoriasis clothing.

Tepso®, an invaluable ally for medical therapy.

Using a new zero-friction techno-fibre previously unknown in the clothing sector has let Tepso bring together a series of unique and revolutionary characteristics:

• substantial reduction of skin irritation due to the extraordinary slipperiness of Tepso fabrics;
• high levels of breathability;
• comfort and wellbeing for the wearer;
• attention to detail: seams and labels do not come into contact with the skin;
• it does not absorb creams or ointments, optimising use even after frequent washes;
• easy care and maintenance: stains and grease spots can be removed more easily than on traditional fabrics, even at low temperatures;
• much longer-lasting than traditional garments, thanks to its special hardwearing and resistant properties.

Tepso®, superior comfort through revolutionary fibre technology:

  • Less skin friction
  • smoother than silk
  • antibacterial fibre
  • clothing does not get dirty from creams
  • creams more effective on the skin
  • clothing does not tear
  • unique soothing cool effect on the skin

Very sensitive skin, itching and even pain are the best-known and most tormenting symptoms of psoriasis and atopic dermatitis, eczema. If you also suffer from a form of psoriasis or atopic dermatitis, eczema, the chances are that you are unfortunately all too familiar with this.

Here at Tepso® Eczema clothing and Tepso® Psoriasis clothing, we would like to make your everyday life a lot easier in the future. Tepso® eczema gloves, eczema clothing and Tepso® psoriasis clothing let you wear the clothing that you like once again, without being bothered by the skin friction.

Tepso® gloves have much less friction than cotton eczema gloves.

Tepso® clothing and Tepso® eczema gloves also act as cooling gloves for eczema because the unique "sensory cooling" effect of the Tepso® fiber. It cools eczematous skin and feels more comfortable.

Especially good wearing comfort and a definite improvement in your wellbeing!

We have a whole range of products, i.e. eczema clothing - eczema clothing for adults - eczema gloves - psoriasis gloves.

The small version of the eczema gloves from Tepso® can also be used as children's eczema gloves. The Tepso® eczema gloves can be used together with eczema cream, which does not affect the Tepso® eczema glove because of the special technology of the Tepso® fibre.

The Tepso® eczema glove does not absorb the eczema cream. Therefore users find that they often use less eczema cream than they are used to. Tepso® eczema gloves do not become damp with eczema cream while you are using them. Tepso® eczema gloves can be washed and worn easily many times because the fibre is more durable than cotton, silk or linen.

How It Works

Acting mechanism of Tepso® textiles for eczema and psoriasis / Tepso® clothing for eczema and psoriasis / Tepso® eczema clothing and Tepso® psoriasis clothing.

Especially sensitive skin, itching and even pain are the best known and most tormenting symptoms of psoriasis and atopic dermatitis / eczema. If you also suffer from a form of psoriasis or atopic dermatitis / eczema, chances are that you are unfortunately all too familiar with this.

Here at Tepso®, however, we would like to make your everyday life a lot easier in the future.

With Tepso® eczema clothing, you can once again wear the clothing that you like, without nuisance skin friction. Eczema cream or psoriasis cream can be washed out easily and Tepso® fabric does not tear or get dirty. It provides a proven eczema treatment, especially good wearing comfort and a definite improvement of your wellbeing. But how do Tepso® textiles actually work? We will briefly explain this briefly below.

What kind of material is Tepso®?

The yarn for the textiles for Tepso's eczema clothing and psoriasis clothing is produced in Austria. Tepso® is a very compact fiber with a very high density. The material is biocompatible and therefore also used in medicine, including heart valves. The fabric is extremely smooth and thereby slippery to avoid skin friction as far as possible. This is also expressed in its extremely small friction coefficient. For comparison, the friction coefficients of other common materials are shown in further detail:

As you can see, skin friction is much lower with Tepso® material than with all other textiles. This is the special feature of the material. Viewing the various materials under microscope shows how smooth Tepso® fibres are compared to other fibres:

What are the benefits of Tepso® eczema clothing and Tepso® psoriasis clothing?

The benefits of textiles made from Tepso® material are very varied and help you so that you at least don’t always have to feel your psoriasis or atopic dermatitis / eczema. We selected four different approaches for textiles:

Tepso® “skin protector”

Textiles from this line are so thin that you barely feel them on your body. This is intentional, as the shirts and undertrousers are worn under normal clothing to protect the skin against friction. So you can wear what you want and nonetheless do not have to fear skin irritation. This is both emotionally and physically good for you.

Tepso® “skin active”

This is the foundation for underwear and leisure wear. In combination with the very low friction, the actively breathing material ensures very high wearing comfort and maximum wellbeing.

Tepso® “skin comfort”

The clothing made from Tepso® “skin comfort” material consists of two layers. The inner layer offers the known benefits of Tepso® and thereby protects the skin against additional irritation due to friction. On the outside, a layer on twined cotton ensures additional comfort.

Tepso® “bed”

Sleeping on Tepso® “bed” material is the answer to sleepless nights with itching and pain for all people affected by psoriasis or atopic dermatitis / eczema. A layer of Tepso® material is worked into the inside, while the outside ensures suitable wellbeing during sleep with cotton.

The four variants are worked into numerous garments by us to offer you a pleasant wearing sensation at all times - despite psoriasis or atopic dermatitis / eczema. The following benefits also should not be missed:

  • Freshness effect when getting dressed;
  • Little friction on the skin;
  • Spots from salves and ointments are easily washed out;
  • Maintains a stable shape even after numerous washes ;
  • Long service life.

If you have psoriasis or atopic dermatitis / eczema and are you looking for solutions, the effects can be relieved even though the disorder cannot be cured yet.

Tepso® eczema clothing and Tepso® psoriasis clothing. Tepso® textiles for psoriasis or Tepso® clothing are a major help in this regard!

Study: proven effect of Tepso® psoriasis clothing and Tepso® eczema clothing

The medical efficacy of textiles for eczema clothing and psoriasis clothing is often ascribed merely to advertising effects. Tepso® psoriasis clothing and Tepso® eczema clothing, however, have a proven effect as our products have already been the object of a randomised study. The study shows that socks with Tepso® give improvement in the disorder compared to wearing normal cotton socks. The study aimed to show whether wearing Tepso® socks results in an improvement of the disease compared to normal cotton socks. The result is clear. The average lesion reduction rate is 42.6% with Tepso® and only 2.7% with cotton. The pathological condition is also assessed as being significantly better. Furthermore, the overall satisfaction increases in daily life.

Study: Tepso® compared

Patients with psoriasis pustulosa feel better with Tepso® psoriasis clothing, according to a medical study:

The medical efficacy of psoriasis clothing textiles is often ascribed merely to advertising effects. Tepso® psoriasis clothing is different as our products have already been the object of a randomised study. It was carried out on patients from the Dermatology Department at the Prato General Hospital, the Dermatology Department of the University of Tor Vergata in Rome, and the Dermatology Department of the San Raffaele in Milan, together with other Italian clinics. The aim of the study was to show whether socks with Tepso® would bring about an improvement in the disorder compared to wearing normal cotton socks.

How was the improvement to be measured?

Each of the study participants received 10 pairs of socks, of which one was made from normal cotton, and one from Tepso® fibre (polytetrafluorethylene). The following parameter was specified as the improvement marker:

  1. Percentage reduction of lesions after 4 weeks (primary);
  2. Physician’s assessment of lesion severity on a 6-point scale of the PGA;
  3. Assessment of pathological state by the patient;
  4. Effects on everyday life;
  5. Overall satisfaction as a preference for one of the two socks.

This was intended not only to determine whether the lesions could be relieved by less friction but also to find out whether patient well-being improved.

The results give reason for hope

The study showed some interesting results:

  • The average lesion reduction rate is 42.6 % with the Tepso® fibre and only 2.7 % with cotton.
  • Patients assess the average pathological state as 29.2 % better with Tepso®.
  • The assessments of the effects on daily life were also stated with an average improvement of 12.5 %.
  • The improvement in overall satisfaction was stated with a median parameter of 20% in favour of Tepso®.

Fundamentally, it can therefore be noted that the wellbeing of patients with psoriasis or atopic dermatitis / eczema can be significantly improved in part by using adapted textiles. Furthermore, a statistically significant difference in the effects on lesion size was found between cotton socks and Tepso® socks.

Overall, it can be noted that suitable psoriasis clothing from Tepso® can help you rebuild a sense of positive wellbeing despite psoriasis or atopic dermatitis, eczema. Use this option of Tepso® psoriasis clothing or Tepso® eczema clothing!

Click here for the dermatology study info Tepso®

 

Psoriasis – a tormenting companion

Psoriasis is a skin disorder which can, however, also affect joints, the heart and the metabolism of human beings. You are not alone as a person affected by psoriasis, for studies assume that approx. 2-3% of the European population suffer from this illness. But where does psoriasis come from, and what can be done about it? In this advisory guide, we would like to inform you about the causes of psoriasis and effective therapies, so that you can have a beautiful and fulfilled life despite the disorder. Tepso® textiles are the perfect addition to help you fight your psoriasis.

Causes of psoriasis - inheritance as the main reason

The main reason for psoriasis can be found in inheritable factors. According to a study by the Robert-Koch-Institut [Robert Koch Institute]  approx. 30-40% of all affected persons stated that relatives were also affected. It is generally even assumed that the disorder is inherited more strongly via the father. Furthermore, there are a series of so called triggering factors which can lead to an outbreak of the disorder together with the inherited predisposition.

  1. Persistent skin irritation due to close fitting clothing or scratching;
  2. Disorders of the metabolism or hormonal balance;
  3. Stress;
  4. Overweight;
  5. Alcohol consumption and smoking;
  6. Various infectious disorders;
  7. Skin injuries;
  8. Medications

These factors are meanwhile seen as causes in combination with genetic predisposition. In some cases, however, it is not clear whether e.g. alcohol consumption or also overweight do not actually represent consequences of psoriasis. After all, the disorder is very emotionally burdening and can lead affected persons to desperation.

What can be done about psoriasis?

Therapy options regarding psoriasis are very varied today and also depend on the progression form and type of psoriasis. Fundamentally, however, we must note that up to now, no therapy which fights psoriasis at its root has been discovered. All current approaches aim to relieve the symptoms. Whatever you try, it leaves the skin vulnerable, Tepso® textiles are the perfect match for all kinds of treatment.

Good skin care as the basis of treatment

As a person affected by psoriasis, it is highly likely that you have very dry skin. Generally skin care which is not at the bottom of the scale in terms of fat content is recommended. Depending on the extent of the disorder, the fat and oil shares can also be further increased. Urea is also repeatedly recommended as a moisturising active substance. Cleaning should not take very long, since those who shower or bathe very long withdraw more fat from their skin and prevent sufficient moisture from being stored.

Tip: Only blot the skin cautiously after washing, and don’t rub too hard. Otherwise, the skin is additionally irritated, and psoriasis may come out more quickly and strongly.

You should explore the various options in this regard and try which therapy works best in you. Tepso® textiles grant you the advantage of not sticking to the ointments or lesions.

Psychological treatment approaches

Psoriasis is often associated with severe emotional problems for affected persons. One feels disfigured, and one’s own feeling of self-worth drops significantly. However, this emotional stress specifically worsens the illness again. For this reason, psychological treatments such as behavioural therapy or psychoanalysis can help to relieve these symptoms, and thereby, also control the psoriasis again. Furthermore, as an affected person, you can use relaxation exercises to ensure that you can meet everyday life with greater strength.

Even though there is no therapy yet which treats the causes of psoriasis, treatment options are highly varied today.

Conclusion

For many affected persons, becoming ill with psoriasis is not only a shock, but often a long path of suffering as well. If you are affected by a special form such as psoriatic arthritis or pustulous psoriasis, everything is even more difficult. But with good skin care and customised therapy options, you can get a grip on your symptoms.

And with textiles for the Tepso® psoriasis clothing made from high quality Tepso® material, you can ensure that your treatment progresses optimally and fashionable clothing no longer needs to be off limits for you. Look at the numerous options, and try it!

Source header image: By User:Assianir - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25315201

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FAQ Tepso:

How are returns handled?
Returns are made easy. Please contact [email protected] and send us an e-mail that you wish to return Tepso items. We will send you a return shipment label. For more information please click here: shipping & returns

Which payment options are available?
You can choose either payment by credit card, PayPal or other payment options.

Is it possible to buy Tepso® textiles in a retail store?
At this point Tepso® textiles are available online online. The production costs of the textiles are approximately 50 % (80 % of that are yarn costs) of the price we charge. Production costs including ressources for high quality clothes for i.e. hiking or running are normally only 10 %. That is the reason why we sell direct,  as a margin for retailers would not be possible.

Where are Tepso® textiles produced?
The yarn is produced in Austria since 50 years. Manufactoring of our textiles is especially complex due to the low friction of our yarn and is done by highly specialized partners in Italy.

Is the production of Tepso® textiles environment friendly
Our yarn is OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified. Due to the production in Europe the very strict European environment protection rules apply.

How long does the Tepso® effect last?
Tepso® yarn does not react with other material, hence the life period is infinite theoretically. Of course the material can suffer from contact with rough surfaces. The low friction and therefore the Tepso® effect stays intact at all time as our textiles are not coated but consist of 100% Tepso® material.

How is rubbing of seams and labels prevented?
Seams and labels are on the outside to prevent any skin irritation.

Do colors wash out easily?
Tepso® textiles' colors do not wash out. The colors remain the same.

How should Tepso® textiles be cleaned?
We recommend hand washing or in the wahing machine on a slow cycle. Generally, Tepso® fabrics and their function are not affected by detergent and / or temperature.

Is it possible to use ointments under the textiles?
Tepso® textiles are well equipped to combine with ointments. Stains can be washed out easily.

Do I still need other forms of treatment when using Tepso® textiles?
Tepso® textiles are an ideal addition to your normal treatment but no complete replacement. Studies show a significant reduction of lesions though, usage of ointments can therefore be reduced.

 

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