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

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Dr. Danica Schulte
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Danica Schulte
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Dr. Justin Greiwe
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Bleach Baths

For recurrent infected eczema, liquid chlorine bleach baths (sodium hypochlorite 6% solution) may be used in addition to topical treatment.
Try the following formula: Add 1/2 cup 6% bleach in a full bathtub of lukewarm water and then soak for 10 minutes. Afterwards, rinse with fresh water, pat dry, and immediately apply emollient and/or prescribed medications. Bath should be taken 2-3 times/week

In brief: Bleach Baths

For recurrent infected eczema, liquid chlorine bleach baths (sodium hypochlorite 6% solution) may be used in addition to topical treatment.
Try the following formula: Add 1/2 cup 6% bleach in a full bathtub of lukewarm water and then soak for 10 minutes. Afterwards, rinse with fresh water, pat dry, and immediately apply emollient and/or prescribed medications. Bath should be taken 2-3 times/week
Dr. Justin Greiwe
Dr. Justin Greiwe
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Dr. Manav Singla
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: 1/2 cup bleach

Consider bleach baths – ½ cup bleach to full bathtub – bathe for 5-10 minutes two times a week.
The doctor may instruct you to use a special nasal ointment as well.

In brief: 1/2 cup bleach

Consider bleach baths – ½ cup bleach to full bathtub – bathe for 5-10 minutes two times a week.
The doctor may instruct you to use a special nasal ointment as well.
Dr. Manav Singla
Dr. Manav Singla
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