Underwear giving relief to psoriasis and shingles sufferers
Recently we received an email from another happy customer who couldn’t wait to tell us how Chaffree underwear had changed her life. Constantly in pain and unable to wear trousers or skirts because of shingles and psoriasis she was suffering from, she ordered some of our women’s briefs and Knickerboxers in an attempt to ease her symptoms.
And she wasn’t disappointed.
What is psoriasis?
If you have psoriasis you’ll have flaky, red patches of skin that can be very itchy or sore. It can appear absolutely anywhere on your body and can have a big impact on your lifestyle. Psoriasis is a chronic disease and symptoms can come and go, meaning one day you’ll feel fine and another you’ll be itching like mad.
Why psoriasis happens isn’t yet fully understood and unfortunately, as of yet, there is no cure.
What is shingles?
Shingles is caused by the same virus as chickenpox. Even after all of your symptoms have gone, the chickenpox virus still lies dormant in your nervous system and can reactivate at any time, causing shingles.
Although it’s not fully understood why this happens, there are thought to be certain triggers such as stress, catching cold/flu or age (getting older) – basically anything that’s lowered your immune system, allowing the virus to reactivate.
The main symptoms of shingles are its painful rash and itchy blisters.
Both psoriasis and shingles can cause itching and pain, making anyone suffering from them feel really uncomfortable, even in pain, throughout the day and night.
What is Chaffree underwear?
Chaffree underwear is made with Coolmax® a luxury fibre that has breathable, anti-bacterial properties. This special lightweight fibre feels soft to the touch and works by taking any moisture from your skin and spreading it through to the outside of the fabric – meaning your skin will be dryer, quicker.
The soft feeling of this fabric together with its moisture wicking properties helps to keep you cool whether you’re exercising or just going about your daily life. Chaffree underwear can even be worn while you’re sleeping, keeping you cool and fresh during the night.
How can Chaffree underwear help psoriasis and shingles sufferers?
While Psoriasis and shingles can cause your skin to feel sore and itchy, it’s especially uncomfortable in areas that rub together such as your inner thighs and can cause chafing when you move around. Many Psoriasis and shingles sufferers find it hard to wear clothes as the texture rubs against their skin, causing further discomfort.
Chaffree underwear can help to sooth sore and irritated skin by keeping it cool, dry and free from moisture. Its protective fibres act as a barrier between the sensitive areas of your skin and your clothing, enabling you to wear your skirts or trousers again without them touching your skin and causing you irritation and pain – allowing you to feel human again.
Chaffree underwear also has the added benefit of feeling like a ‘second skin’ with its soft and lightweight texture – enabling it to fit snuggly under your clothes, so you feel comfortable wearing it, without really knowing that you have it on. It acts more like a comfort barrier.
Although breathable underwear can benefit almost everyone, and indeed most experts now recommend it, wearing Chaffree underwear, with its thermoregulating properties, can significantly improve your lifestyle if you sufferer from psoriasis or shingles.
Don’t throw away your favourite skirts or trousers just yet…