Bleach bath a soothing solution

Dilute bleach baths reduce eczema severity and should be recommended for all children with moderate to severe forms of the condition, Australian research suggests.

A Melbourne study comparing bleach and emollient baths found children bathed in half an adult bath (50L) containing 62mL of 4.2% White King, three times a week, had significantly greater improvement in eczema severity than those washed in bath oil with liquid paraffin.

All children who used the bleach bath had only mild eczema after 12 weeks of treatment, according to the study presented at the