Eczema? Ask Your Doctor About a Bleach Bath
SATURDAY, Oct. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Bleach baths can ease symptoms of moderate to severe eczema and reduce the risk of skin infections, a dermatologist says.
Eczema causes itchy, red, scaly skin. It's often triggered by cold weather or allergens, and can be a chronic source of discomfort.
"Bleach is antibacterial, and studies have shown that a diluted bleach bath may reduce eczema symptoms by reducing bacteria and inflammation on the skin," said New York-based dermatologist Dr. Ross Radusky.
"However, it's important to follow your dermatologist's recommendations carefully in order for this treatment to be safe and effective," he said in an American Academy of Dermatology news release.Full Article