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Atopic Dermatitis, NonInfected & Infected - Dilute Bleach Baths

Bleach baths are used to decrease the number of bacteria on the surface of the skin.

In a regular bathtub:

1/4 cup of bleach for a full tub of water (this equals 1/8 cup of bleach in a half full tub of water).

In a baby bathtub:

Add 1 capful of bleach to the baby tub

Instructions for either type of bath:

  • Allow child to be in the water for 10 minutes.
  • Rinse and pat skin dry.
  • Remember to moisturize the skin immediately following the bath.

These guidelines do not establish a standard of care to be followed in every case. It is recognized that each case is different and those individuals involved in providing health care are expected to use their judgment in determining what is in the best interests of the patient based on the circumstances existing at the time. It is impossible to anticipate all possible situations that may exist and to prepare guidelines for each. Accordingly these guidelines should guide care with the understanding that departures from them may be required at times.