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New study recommends a bleach bath for eczema

New study recommends a bleach bath for eczema

Red, itchy and inflamed skin could be soothed with a simple solution. Dermatologists often recommend a bleach bath for eczema and now that treatment is backed by science.

A recent study suggests that staph bacteria are the main cause of the itchy, inflamed skin commonly seen in atopic dermatitis, a form of eczema. Scientists in Philadelphia found that these bacteria trigger the skin’s natural immune system, which leads to itching and inflammation.

The study also found that bleach baths are an effective atopic dermatitis treatment thanks to their ability to fight bacteria without irritating the skin. Bleach is a natural antibacterial that can reduce the redness, itchiness and scaling that accompanies chronic eczema.

CLn products are a great alternative to taking a bleach bath for eczema. These advanced skin care formulas are ideal for athletes and those with staph infection. Each cleanser soothes and moisturizes compromised skin that is prone to infection, eczema, acne and rosacea. CLn products effectively diminish the symptoms of eczema and other common skin concerns.

In addition to bleach-based cleansing, eczema has a better chance of healing when the skin is well hydrated. This means using gentle soaps and lukewarm water, as well as taking shorter showers and baths. Additionally, avoid itching and scrubbing the skin, which can make symptoms worse. Dermatologists also suggest applying lotion to the affected areas immediately after showering to avoid any unnecessary moisture loss. 

Have you found an effective atopic dermatitis treatment? Let us know in the comment section. 

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Kristen is a copy editor for LovelySkin who loves catching up on the latest in skin care and beauty trends. Her favorite things include cats, concerts and Harry Potter.

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