Bleach Baths

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Are bleach baths a good idea?
    I've found they have helped me : (0 votes)
    I've found they made things worse : (1 votes)
    17 %
    It made no difference for me : (0 votes)
    If I had a skin condition that it might help I would try it : (3 votes)
    50 %
    If I had a skin condition that it might help I wouldn't try it : (1 votes)
    17 %
    Other : (1 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    9919 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @AB Bride:  what’s this supposed to treat (if you don’t mind me asking)?

    Sounds intersting, it seems like such a small amount of bleach, I don’t think I’d be worried, I’d just make sure I used old towels and wasn’t wearing any jewellery.

    Post # 5
    Hostess
    9919 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @AB Bride:  I’m generally of the opinion that if it can’t hurt, why not try it!  As long as there’s nothing saying that it’s harmful, I figure anything’s worth a shot!  You never know what will make you feel better

    Post # 6
    Member
    1327 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’ve had eczema all my life and I’ve never heard of this!  Not sure how comfortable I’d feel doing it though.  However, I’ve heard of someone taking a bath with a cap ful of Dettol – not sure if it was for a yeast infection or for her skin…and I remember hearing good things.

    Post # 7
    Member
    161 posts
    Blushing bee

    @AB Bride:  I have used bleach baths for my son and it seemed to work fairly well. He had molloscum and whatever creams he was given weren’t working so the doctor suggested a bleach bath and I think within a week or so it was all gone, even his eczema was pretty much gone. So far neither on has come back and it didn’t do him any harm.

    Post # 9
    Member
    4223 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Wouldn’t that just dry out the skin, aka invite infection and further irritate the issue? Seems like a bad idea to bathe skin in a substance with warnings about it. Also skin absorbs things. I would not be okay with the idea of bleach entering the body in this way, diluted or not. There’s a reason it comes with warnings on it to wear gloves and avoid contact. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    161 posts
    Blushing bee

    @AB Bride:  I have to say I was really worried about giving him a bleach bath since, well, it’s bleach! but the doctor said it would just kill the virus and not do any harm. He didn’t complain about any stinging or anything, it was just a normal bath for him (except way shorter lol)

    Post # 12
    Member
    4223 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @AB Bride:  Bleach as in household bleach is not the same thing as chlorine in a pool. I would really caution against putting household bleach on skin. I can’t imagine your derm or doc would think this is a good idea. 

    Post # 14
    Member
    5445 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I would not bathe in bleach. Bleach is not nontoxic. 

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