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Can using hard water (our tap water) baths be the cause of my child's eczema?
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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