Eczema Bleach Bath – Stop the Inflammation and Infection Associated with Eczema

Article by Noel Knox

Although bleach may sound harsh on the skin, it can aid it the healing of eczema. A bleach bath for eczema is an inexpensive and drug free way to treat eczema and allow it to heal.Why Use a Bleach Bath for Eczema?One of the main discomforts of eczema is the itchiness. Some scratching will occur, not matter how hard we try or what kind of anti-itch creams we use. Every time we scratch, we are creating a wound and introducing bacteria to it. When bacteria is present, an infection is likely. An infection will exacerbate the discomfort of eczema.A vicious cycle is created. If you find an infection at the site of your eczema rash, it is most likely caused by Staphylococcus aureus. Steroid creams do not combat infection and will cause long term thinning of the skin.Can I use a Bleach Bath to Treat my Eczema?A bleach bath is most effective when the eczema affected areas occur below the head and neck. If you have eczema on your head and neck you can still safely dunk these areas. Whether your eczema affected areas are clearly infected, or if they simply appear to be a red rash, killing off the bacteria colonizing these areas will allow scabs to form more quickly and healing to occur.Will Bleach Dry Out My Already Dry Skin?An Eczema Bleach Bath is so dilute, that the dehydrating properties of bleach will not worsen already dry skin. After a bath be sure to seal in the moisture, and let your natural skin oils restore themselves.My favourite barrier cream to use after a bath or shower is Vaseline. It seals in moisture, is inexpensive and doesn’t contain any perfumes that irritate my skin. If you prefer a less greasy alternative, baby oil can be added to the bath water, or applied after the bath.I found a comprehensive instruction guide on how to safely use a bleach bath for eczema here: Eczema Bleach Bath Treatment. One of my main resources in my search for a cure for my eczema was:</a <>

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