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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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What can happen of you go in a bath contiminated by bleach?

What can happen of you go in a bath contiminated by bleach?

Tiny bit of bleach?: A bather would just come out cleaner than without that tiny bit of bleach. Bathtubs are whitened or sanitized with bleach, as it kills bacteria, viruses, and bathroom mold. A little bit of bleach in the tub just mixes with the giant amount of bath water, and causes no problems at all. Patients with skin infection problems are sometimes advised to take a bath with a little bleach in the bath water. ...Read more

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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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Well I cleaned out the bathtub 4 days ago with bleach and my daughter wants to take a bath but she has sensitive skin so might hurt skin : (?

Well I cleaned out the bathtub 4 days ago with bleach and my daughter wants to take a bath but she has sensitive skin so might hurt skin : (?

Bleach in tub: After 4 days an residual is already gone, but just to be sure rinse the tub with water only for couple of minutes. ...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

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Can I use diluted bleach to get rid of ringworm fast?

Can I use diluted bleach to get rid of ringworm fast?

No: Bleach will not cure ringworm and it may burn your skin. Apply a topical antifungal treatment that you can buy over the counter to the involved skin several times a day for 2 to 4 weeks until 1 week after the rash has resolved.
These can contain terbinafine, miconazole, clotrimazole, or other azoles. It takes a while for the rash to fade so don't panic. Good luc. ...Read more

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Can I use diluted bleach to get rid of ringworm in 2 days?

Can I use diluted bleach to get rid of ringworm in 2 days?

Probably not: Topical or oral antifungals would probably work better and faster. Also, less likely to irritate your skin. ...Read more

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In atopic eczemacan I use very dilute solution of clobestasol in olive oil immediately after bath one or twice in a week?

In atopic eczemacan I use very dilute solution of clobestasol in olive oil immediately after bath one or twice in a week?

What's the?: Am you asking whether this is safe as for safety, you will need to calculate the actual quantity of clobetasol used to assess potential side effects. However if you are using less than 3 gm of clobetasol 0.05% / wk topically, I think the risk of side effects would be minimal. In atopic dermatitis, the most important step is using a moderate-thickness moisturizer immediately after bathing. ...Read more

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If I take a bath in apple cider vinegar (diluted) after he ejaculates in me does this cut the chances of bv?

If I take a bath in apple cider vinegar (diluted) after he ejaculates in me does this cut the chances of bv?

No: Bv is naturally in your vagina, along with "yeast." when one or the other gets off balance, the other will 'over grow'. People think of BV and yeast as infections, but they are really just overgrowth of something normal. The fishy smell after intercourse (sex) is as much the semen as it is you. Use condoms to help with that and for safer sex! If you need treatment for bv, see a doctor 1st. ...Read more

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Does using diluted bleach as a remedy for toe nail fungal infections work?

Does using diluted bleach as a remedy for toe nail fungal infections work?

No: Unfortunately, that remedy does not work. Try the cutera nail laser with a topical anti fungal such as formula 3. Then using a steri shoe for all shoe gear. ...Read more

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Should women baths are take showers?

Should women baths are take showers?

Depends on which...: Whether a woman should take a bath or a shower depends on which one gets her the cleanest. Getting partially clean is not good. Some people have limited mobility due to arthritis or other disorders, and may need additional items like grab bars, shower seats, extra-long shower hoses, etc... For others, a very warm bath may help relax muscles. If all else is equal, then it becomes personal choice. ...Read more

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What happens to a person's body when ingesting bleach?

What happens to a person's body when ingesting bleach?

Corrosive: Bleach ingestion irritates and corrodes mucus membranes. This leads to inflammation and pain. It is a medical emergency. ...Read more

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I was wondering to what extent are hot baths "therapeutic"?

Alters circulation: Hot baths can cause superficial vasodilatation which increases blood supply to the superficial tissues and muscles. Muscle soreness and overuse strains may be helped to resolve by hot bands. This is due to the enhanced blood supply and circulatory exchanges of nutrients that occur. Don't stay in too long, as that can cause a drop in blood pressure or cause dizziness. ...Read more

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Am fair skinned and GT tanned. Is there any gud bleach that works well? If so suggest me

Am fair skinned and GT tanned. Is there any gud bleach that works well? If so suggest me

Would not: Suggest you do this. It is not necessary and not particularly safe. ...Read more

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Can elure bleach my skin?

Can elure bleach my skin?

Yes.: Like all skin lighteners, elure contains bleaching agents, so the skin you treat may become lighter than you expected. As with any of these products, I recommend that you first treat a small, covered area of skin, and see what happens, before applying it to your face or other exposed skin surfaces. ...Read more

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What's benefit of cool baths?

What's benefit of cool baths?

See below: There is no specific benefit of cool baths. Some people will use a tepid bath to reduce a fever, but it is not recommended. ...Read more

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What happens when you smell bleach?

What happens when you smell bleach?

Smelling bleach: By itself, routine exposure to the smell of bleach is not a toxic event. As with any chemicals, caution should be used and product safety information should be heeded. It is possible that prolonged exposure could lead to local irritation of the nasal passages. ...Read more

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Is there any permanent bleach cream?

Is there any permanent bleach cream?

No permanent bleach: There is no cream that will permanently bleach your skin. It's best to first figure out the cause of the pigmentation you are trying to correct. This will ensure that the best treatment (s) will be employed in getting you the results you wish. ...Read more

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I drank a little bleach is that bad?

I drank a little bleach is that bad?

Not really: Could cause a little GI upset, but in general bleach is well tolerated. Usually the taste will limit any significant ingestion. ...Read more