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I read that vinegar or baking soda are both good to put in the bathwater for eczema. How is that possible when one is an acid and the other is a base?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
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In brief: Can soothe

Baking soda in the tub may have a soothing anti itch effect as part of an overall regimen including barrier repair creams such as cerave and topical medications.
Vinegar is used for it's anti infective effect but is best for preventing yeast infections in folds.

In brief: Can soothe

Baking soda in the tub may have a soothing anti itch effect as part of an overall regimen including barrier repair creams such as cerave and topical medications.
Vinegar is used for it's anti infective effect but is best for preventing yeast infections in folds.
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. William Santoro
Family Medicine
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In brief: Don't do either

Vinegar is very drying so i would not recommend it.
I cannot see what baking soda would do for eczema either.

In brief: Don't do either

Vinegar is very drying so i would not recommend it.
I cannot see what baking soda would do for eczema either.
Dr. William Santoro
Dr. William Santoro
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