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Eczema is a common skin condition in children, which begins with very itchy skin. Scratching can cause a rash that can become infected. If your child’s eczema is frequently infected, your child’s dermatologist may recommend bleach bath therapy.
Bleach baths can be helpful for many children who have moderate to severe eczema. If your child’s dermatologist recommends bleach baths, be sure to ask how much bleach to add to the water and how often a bleach bath should be given. Adding the wrong amount or type of bleach to the bath can irritate your child’s already sensitive skin.
Dermatologists share these important steps for giving a bleach bath:
It’s very important for parents to talk with their board-certified dermatologist before beginning bleach bath therapy with their child. Bleach bath therapy can be a key component, along with overall good skin care, to gain control of your child’s eczema.