How can disinfectant make my child with eczema less itchy?

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Lawrence T. Chiaramonte, MD
Allergy & Immunology
My colleagues in dermatology at New York University (NYU) recommend a familiar disinfectant, used in a novel way for eczema: Clorox. Add half a cup to a cup of Clorox to a bathtub of water for toddlers and up -- for infants in a bathinette, use just an ounce -- bathe with the face out of the water for ten minutes and then rinse with clean water. Results can be dramatic.
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