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Doctor insights on: I Heard Bleach Baths Are Good For Eczema How Do You Take Bleach Baths

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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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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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Can using hard water (our tap water) baths be the cause of my child's eczema?

Can using hard water (our tap water) baths be the cause of my child's eczema?

No.: There are probably numerous causes of eczema, but there's no evidence that tap water will cause it, no matter how hard it is. A strong soap will wash the natural oils off of your child's skin and worsen the eczema, however. ...Read more

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Can I use regular oats oatmeal to make a bath for eczema?

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

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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?

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?

Keep it dry: Look for strategies to keep it dry-- wear gloves or a waterproof dressing. Minimize time in water. Dry after exposure thoroughly, etc. If needed, consider a change of work assignment. ...Read more

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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.

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

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How can I get rid of eczema on my foot? Soak in bleach?

How can I get rid of eczema on my foot? Soak in bleach?

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 more

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Can I use regular quaker oats oatmeal to make an oatmeal bath for eczema?

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

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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?

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?

May be too drying: Eczema is usually best treated with moisturizing creams and lotions as it is a condition resulting in dry and often cracked or scaly skin. Hydrogen peroxide would likely dry the skin too much. ...Read more