Lichen Sclerosus is a chronic, recurrent condition of the skin and mucous membranes which generally affects the ano-genital region. It is most common in older women and can lead to scarring and degeneration of the skin and mucosa around the genitalia. There is no cure, though treatment with strong topical corticosteroid creams and ointments helps to control the condition. The knitted, sericin-free silk that DermaSilk is composed of is naturally soft and comfortable, ideal for calming irritation in sensitive areas. The range is proven in clinical trials to significantly reduce the symptoms of Lichen Sclerosus when compared with cotton underwear. Read more.
This is an infection involving the Candida yeast. Candida is present in all of us and it normally lives in the gut in equilibrium with other resident organisms. Problems arise when this equilibrium becomes unbalanced, leading to an overgrowth of the yeast. The DermaSilk range is proven in clinical trials to significantly reduce the symptoms of recurrent Candidosis and to reduce the frequency of candida recurrences. DermaSilk helps to regulate temperature, staying cool in warm areas, helping to maintain healthy levels of pH and humidity in your most delicate area. Read more.
Vulvodynia is the term used to describe women who experience the sensation of vulval burning and soreness in the absence of any obvious skin condition or infection, usually as a consequence of irritation or hypersensitivity of the nerve fibres in the vulval skin. The sensation of burning and soreness of the vulva can be continuous (unprovoked vulvodynia) or on light touch to the vestibule (entrance to the vagina) e.g. from sexual intercourse or tampon use (provoked vulvodynia or vestibulodynia). Many women have symptoms which overlap between both conditions. Treatment options include drugs such as gabapentin and amitriptyline, and vestibulodynia often benefits from a multi-disciplinary approach – local anaesthetic creams, psychosexual counselling, pelvic floor physiotherapy and rarely surgery. DermaSilk can help all women stay healthy, but is particularly useful in managing some of the common health conditions that can severely disrupt women’s lives, often causing physical (and emotional) upset, irritation and pain. Read more.
Menopause is a natural process that occurs because of a decrease in the function of the ovaries, which also control oestrogen production and usually occurs between the ages of forty-five and fifty-five, although it can occur much later, or much earlier. It occurs when a woman has her final period and this is confirmed when a woman doesn’t have a period for twelve consecutive months. Most women experience natural menopause, but some may experience artificial, or premature menopause. DermaSilk briefs are helpful in calming Vaginal Atrophy (thinning, drying and inflammation) which affects many women, most often following menopause. Read more.
Fungal infections around the groin are quite common in men. The so called “Jock itch”, also known as tinea cruris is a fungal infection of the skin in the groin. The warm, moist environment is the perfect place for the fungus to grow and anything that enhances that environment puts the person at risk of getting jock itch. Therefore, wearing sweaty, wet clothing in the summer time or wearing several layers of clothing in the wintertime causes an increased incidence of jock itch. The silk fabric allows the skin to breathe, reducing moisture and temperature traps that encourage the growth of yeasts and fungi. In addition, the Microbe Shield finish deters the growth of both bacterial and fungal contaminants. Read more.
Please note: The use of these briefs are recommended as an additional treatment option and are not intended to replace any medication prescribed by your Medical Practitioner.