How to Cure Eczema With a Bleach Water Bath

Written by kelli cooper
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Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition that causes itchy, tender skin. Bacterial infections are common and make symptoms worse. A bleach bath can kill the bacteria and help clear up an outbreak. It is safe for children and adults.

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Things you need

  • 1/2 cup of bleach
  • Moisturiser

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  1. 1

    Put half a cup of bleach into a bathtub filled with warm water. Do not exceed this amount; it can cause excessive drying of the skin.

  2. 2

    Remain in the bath for at least five minutes, but no longer than 10 minutes. Make sure all affected areas are covered with the water.

  3. 3

    Dry skin completely and put on a thick layer of moisturiser. Avoid moisturisers with artificial fragrances and/or alcohol.

Tips and warnings

  • If your skin is significantly dry or cracked, a bleach water bath might further aggravate your condition. Discuss this treatment with your doctor to determine if it is appropriate for your condition.
  • Do not take a bleach bath more than two times a week. Using bleach baths more often can dry out the skin and cause excess irritation.

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