Diluted bleach baths help kids with eczema
Wed, Apr 29, 2009
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New research shows that a regimen of dilute bleach baths and antibiotic nasal ointment can improve symptoms in children with eczema, a common, often itchy, skin condition that can become infected with skin microbes.
"We and others have found anecdotally the addition of dilute (bleach) baths to be helpful in decreasing infection rates and disease severity" in children with eczema, Dr. Amy S. Paller and associates, from the Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, note. The current study, however, is the first to compare this strategy with an inactive "placebo" approach.
SOURCE: Pediatrics, May 2009.