Step 5: Bleach bath
40 gallons of lukewarm water (full bathtub)
1/2 cup bleach
Pour bleach into tub as it is running to ensure that it is well dispersed. Fill the tub to the brim with warm (not hot) water.
For a severe eczema outbreak take 20 minute lukewarm baths, twice a day for a week, trying to be as fully immersed as possible. Moisturize skin immediately after soaking.
This treatment is also safe for children.
See also New York Times article and a 2009 article in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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