Hypochlorite Wash May Help Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis


Heidi Splete, Skin & Allergy News Digital Network

DENVER – A sodium hypochlorite wash significantly improved symptoms and quality of life for children who had atopic dermatitis with bacterial colonization, in a small study.

Staphylococcus aureus colonization occurs in the lesional and nonlesional skin of many atopic dermatitis patients, and bleach baths at a concentration of approximately 0.005% sodium hypochlorite are a common treatment, but not always an easy or convenient one, Dr. Benjamin R. Bohaty noted in a poster at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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