You can use a dilute bleach bath to help heal your atopic dermatitis rash if you have skin infections caused by staph ( Staphylococcus aureus). The treatment is a little bit like soaking in swimming pool water.
Doctors have been prescribing bleach baths for more than 20 years. Bleach baths are an easy, inexpensive treatment for reducing skin infections. But they may not be helpful for everyone who has atopic dermatitis. So talk with your doctor before you try this treatment.
Bleach baths can be taken 2 or 3 times a week or as often as recommended by your doctor.
Current as of: July 2, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff
Patrice Burgess MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Ellen K. Roh MD - Dermatology
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