Are Bleach Baths Safe For My Child With Eczema?

Question: Are bleach baths safe for my child with atopic dermatitis (eczema)?

Answer: Bleach baths may be effective in certain patients who have recurrent infections with a difficult to treat or resistant bacterial organisms. However, it is important to realize that they can be extremely irritating to the skin of patients with atopic dermatitis and should only be undertaken under the supervision of an eczema expert familiar with their use.

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