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Dilute Bleach Baths (Overview)

When simpler or gentler measures haven't improved eczema flare-ups, dilute bleach baths often help.


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Can u soak in a diluted bleach bath and kill scabies mites in your skin?

Can u soak in a diluted bleach bath and kill scabies mites in your skin?

No. Use Elimite (permethrin). : No, Elimite (permethrin) (Topical Permethrin) is generally used to treat scabies. It requires a prescription. Generally ALL household members should be treated simultaneously even if only one (or some) are itchy. Otherwise the treated individual is likely to become reinfected by the other individuals in the home who are infected but not yet itchy/symptomatic. ...Read more

Dilute Bleach Baths (Overview)

When simpler or gentler measures haven't improved eczema flare-ups, dilute bleach baths often help.


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Can u put bleach in bath watet fir boils?

Can u put bleach in bath watet fir boils?

Yes: A small amout of bleach, half a cup in a full bath tub, can clear any superinfection on the skin and may improve the odds of recovering from boils or having them recur., . ...Read more

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I heard bleach baths are good for eczema. How do you take bleach baths?

I heard bleach baths are good for eczema. How do you take bleach baths?

Yes: I typically have patients take diluted bleach bath 2-3 times per week, using 2-3 ounces in 1/2 tub of water to help decolonize staph from the skin. These baths can be drying, so i usually recommend moisturizers after every bath and use care if the skin is open to avoid discomfort! staph toxin can flare eczema. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a long bleach water bath before sex . ?

Is it safe to take a long bleach water bath before sex . ?

Bleach in a bath: in small doses is safe however why would you want to do this before sex, after is probably best ...Read more

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I would like to know what you thing about a bleach bath for a fungi on my back back . I have tried different fungus?

I would like to know what you thing about a bleach bath for a fungi on my back back . I have tried different fungus?

Antifungal : Low concentration bleach baths can sometimes help people with eczema. With a fungal infection such as tinea corporis or yeast such as tinea versicolor, see a dermatologist. They may do a culture or scraping to identify the type of organism and then give you oral and/or topical treatment. ...Read more

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Should you still take a bath after a mop was put in the tub to clean the floor and you use bathroom cleaner and bleach on the tub?

Should you still take a bath after a mop was put in the tub to clean the floor and you use bathroom cleaner and bleach on the tub?

Yes: The cleaning solutions are water soluble so just give it a thorough rinsing first. If you suffer from contact dermatitis, consult your doctor first. ...Read more

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I got told that is it alright to give your child a bleach bath for kids that has chiggers I haven't done it but I would like to know something?

I got told that is it alright to give your child a bleach bath for kids that has chiggers I haven't done it but I would like to know something?

Better ideas: It's better to take a fairly warm shower and scrub gently on the skin with soap on a wash cloth. That will help remove any still on the skin. I like Caladryl Clear (over the counter) for a good anti-itch gel. Try to prevent scratching. If a child is over 4 years old, you can give Benadryl (diphenhydramine) by mouth, especially at bedtime to stop the itch. ...Read more

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Should I take a shower after taking a bleach bath for my sumac poison?

Should I take a shower after taking a bleach bath for my sumac poison?

Dermatitis: I do not recommend bathing in bleach - bleach is an irritant to the skin and may make your dermatitis worse. If your reaction to sumac is widespread, you may need oral prednisone and antihistamines. If so, see your doctor. If you have a rash in only a small area, apply over the counter hydrocortisone, a thin layer daily. You can take an OTC histamine daily for itching. ...Read more

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Why does a doctor tell you to take a bath with bleach?

Why does a doctor tell you to take a bath with bleach?

Depends: Bleach baths are often recommended to reduce bacterial counts on the skin and can be helpful in certain skin problems. ...Read more

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My 7 month old son has severe eczema. A skin specialist told me to start giving him bleach baths. How long do I soak him in it for?

My 7 month old son has severe eczema. A skin specialist told me to start giving him bleach baths.  How long do I soak him in it for?

?? bleach baths: I have no idea what a bleach bath consists of but certinly do not put him in a bath with bleach. More emollients, less wheat, and careful what you place on his skin ! ...Read more

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I have a chemical burn from adding a little bleach to my bath; now my skin burns and what should I do?

Oatmeal bath: Never put bleach in the bathing water---even dilute, bleach will irritate the skin. Try a soothing aveeno (oatmeal) bath and use moisturizers. If this does not resolve with a day or so, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My daughter has MRSA and is taking clindamycin we are giving her bleach baths and using hyblicens soap and we bandage open wounds what else can we do?

My daughter has MRSA and is taking clindamycin we are giving her bleach baths and using hyblicens soap and we bandage open wounds what else can we do?

Watch for abscesses: You are doing all of the right things. Watch for abscess formation; these often need to be drained for cure. Small abscesses may drain on their own if you use warm compresses. An abscess would be warm, red, tender, and swollen. Follow up with your doctor to be sure that any cultures are sensitive to clindamycin. Also look for persistent fevers or signs of dehydration/decreased urine output. ...Read more

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If rabbits carry the parasite ecuniculi and i washed their cages in my bathtub to clean them, then bleach the tub after, if I took a bath am I at risk?

If rabbits carry the parasite ecuniculi and i washed their cages in my bathtub to clean them, then bleach the tub after, if I took a bath am I at risk?

Ask a vet to be sure: Ecunculi is a parasitic infection that appears to be epidemic in rabbits. It can be transmitted to humans, although this is more likely if the person is immunocompromised (AIDS, or on chemotherapy). According to this textbook, the parasite is easily killed with common disinfectants. It does not say specifically if bleach is enough. See http://tinyurl.com/h9vd52e Contact a vet to be sure & safe ...Read more