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Category: Eczema

Eczema : Home Remedy

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a condition which is allows for the skin to first become itchy, then to ultimately rash out into what appears a scaly red rash. The skin of an eczema patient lacks some critical proteins which regulate the barrier and hydration status of these patients. It is very common in children, especially those younger than five, but fortunately, they tend to outgrow it. There is a percentage of our population who tend to have eczema for life. These become dermatology patients for life as well. A very interesting study was performed in the area of dermatology, specifically in regards to eczema patients, which revolutionized the way we treat those patients. The study had two groups of patients—a control group which would not receive treatment, and a second study group which would receive treatment. The study looked at what would happen if ½ cup of plain household bleach was poured into a bathtub of water three times per week. The control group did not use any bleach. What was so interesting about this study to me was that the results were so terrific in the bleach bath group that the researchers had to switch all […]

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