U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Plainfield, NJ
A 24-year-old female asked:

can inhaling and cleaning with bleach cause skin dermatitis i been experiencing it lately around legs and arms i don't know if it's the cold weather help?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Yes: Do you clean your clothes with bleach or are you cleaning things with bleach? Regardless, bleach is highly irritable and can cause skin problems via direct contact or through clothing washed in bleach. Always use protective wear when cleaning objects with bleach. Try using a different detergent to clean your linens.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
Last updated Apr 16, 2014

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.