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A 42-year-old female asked:

If 5 mth. old baby has mrsa(the skin disease that causes boils) doctor gave her medicine but what soap to wash her with? she also has ezema on skin.

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Dr. Emily Altman
Dermatology 29 years experience
Baby w/MRSA & eczema: People with eczema often have increased numbers of staph on their skin. Staph worsen eczema by releasing their antigens onto skin which causes more inflammation. Studies show that improving eczema decreases those numbers. Your baby has antibiotics to treat the mrsa. Doing bleach baths with oatmeal bath powder and 1 tbs of clorox per baby tub mixed well and used daily helps decrease surface staph.
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Last updated May 11, 2013


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