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Why You Should Not Be Jumping into Bleach Baths Trending for Treating Eczema

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There are always plenty of treatment options available that continue to grow every year for the relief and lowered effects for handling eczema. The latest trend is one that should not be taken lightly and seems rather peculiar to do at all: bleach baths. Yes, bleach as in the chemical used for cleaning and for whitening clothes while doing laundry! Is this new concept for treating eczema safe? Is it more effective than a natural treatment such as manuka honey for dermatitis?  

Bleach Bath Facts

It is said that bleach baths can ease symptoms of moderate to severe eczema and reduce the risk of skin infections. Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis is a skin condition that causes itchy, red, scaly skin, which can become very painful and potentially bleed depending on the severity of it. What often triggers eczema differs from person to person, though common effects are by cold weather or allergens, and can be a chronic source of discomfort.

A New York-based dermatologist, Dr. Ross Radusky, comments on bleach baths as such, "Bleach is antibacterial, and studies have shown that a diluted bleach bath may reduce eczema symptoms by reducing bacteria and inflammation on the skin."  

"However, it's important to follow your dermatologist's recommendations carefully in order for this treatment to be safe and effective," he said in an American Academy of Dermatology news release.

It’s recommended only a few times a week, but the more important question that should be raised is simply this – how can using bleach on your skin be the right and safe treatment option compared to natural remedies?

Eczema affects nearly 28 million Americans, therefore suggesting a bleach bath from a prominent dermatologist would cause many of these millions of eczema sufferers to try it out. Diluted bleach baths are being suggested to improve eczema symptoms by killing harmful bacteria on the skin. This can reduce the risk of infection and inflammation.

However, bleach is a chemical and can burn and destroy the sensitive layers of your skin when applied directly to the skin, so how is it safe when diluted in water? Many people forget that the skin absorbs what is put on the skin and that includes the ingredients used for bathing. Bleach has been a problematic chemical for decades, with consistent warnings and dangers of being exposed to it.

The National Eczema Association suggest that bleach baths may improve the symptoms of eczema for some people, though users should be aware of the possible risks and safety procedures. However, a systematic review of the available evidence, published in 2017, found that bleach baths were no more effective than bathing in water alone after 4 weeks of treatment.

The experts are divided on whether bleach baths can reduce the severity of eczema or not.

Wild Naturals Eczema Treatment

To properly and effectively maintain and soothe the irritations caused by eczema, the best course of action you could do for treating it is naturally! For so many years it was the normal solution for eczema treatment to be mineral oil lotions and petroleum. This was a doctor recommended product from decades back that people followed the advice without realizing the harmful effects of it. Though petroleum can relieve dry skin temporarily, it and mineral oil are an occlusive agent, meaning it traps the skin from allowing anything to penetrate the skin, including air and moisture!

Wild Naturals wanted to offer a natural choice that could help reverse the harsh effects of living with eczema and avoid bleach baths. Wild Naturals Eczema & Psoriasis Cream is the product you have been waiting for! Every ingredient was thoughtfully added to benefit your skin and improve the healing and hydration properties of your skin.

With intense moisturizing properties in aloe vera, manuka honey, shea butter, and coconut oil, this eczema cream will pack a wild punch to your dry, parched skin. Cehami flower extract can also relieve the itch with its powerful analgesic qualities, taking the natural place of steroid creams.

Wild Naturals eczema skincare line will show you immense relief, while also helping to repair your skin. The plant-based ingredients are derived from the Earth, not a laboratory, and all naturally support the cell regeneration of your skin – ideal for healing scarred tissue and scabs. Each element of our eczema cream is meant to give you the recovery and hydration for beautiful, healthy skin again.

Head over to the Wild Naturals online shop today and see the difference in our eczema treatment over the harmful and seemingly unchanging danger of trying a bleach bath!