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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
You don't use oatml: The preparation used for "oatmeal" baths is not oatmeal. That would produce a gooey mess. During the milling of oats, a fine flour like powder is created as a byproduct. This milling powder is collected, placed in single use packets, & sold to use as a wetting & anti-itch preparation. It is a good product & many patients enjoy it. ...Read more
I have eczema on just on finger. I also work in water and bleach, so what can I do to help prevent it from being worse?
Will applying bleaching cream on my skin that has eczema on it make it darker? Its already darker than my skin tone so i want to even it out.
Bleaching cream : Most bleaching creams contain hydroquinone. This medication shuts down the melanocytes, the cells that make pigment. This product can be irritating, especially in those with sensitive skin. When irritation occurs, darkening can occur, but more typically redness and scaling occurs. Some patients get a parodoxical reaction in which the skin gets darker and not lighter, but this is uncommon. ...Read more
Dr. Diamond: Is correct. There are several causes of dry, flaky and itchy feet, including eczema, lichen planus, allergic reactions, fungal infections and even bacterial infections. The key to successful treatment is based on an accurate diagnosis. But none of these conditions respond to bleach, and you can cause harm by soaking your feet in bleach. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not the same: The material used in the "oatmeal bath" is not oatmeal. There is a fine powder created in the milling of many different grain products & that fine powder (an oat dust if you would) is packaged & sold as an additive for its soothing qualities. I'm suppose you could try this but would be wasting oatmeal & end up with a mess that wouldn't help much. ...Read more
My kid is four years old and has eczema on his arms we have tried everything do you think hydrogen peroxide in his bath would help?
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