Bleach has been known to have many different uses. In addition to being a universal cleaning and disinfecting agent, bleach can also be used to treat insect bites and certain medical conditions, such as eczema. When bleach is applied directly to an insect bite, the toxins from the bite are immediately neutralized, and the itching stops. In cases of chronic eczema, soaking in a bleach and water solution, kills the microbes on the skin that cause infections. This, in turn, alleviates the itching.
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Using Bleach For Insect Bites
Dip a cotton swab, or a small cloth, directly into undiluted household bleach.
Dab the insect bite with the bleach. Make sure to dab the entire area.
Hold the bleach covered swab or cloth, directly on the bite for about five seconds.
Allow the area to dry. You should notice improvement immediately.
Using Bleach For Eczema
Fill your bathtub with warm water.
Pour 1/4 cup household bleach into the bathtub.
Get into the bathtub and soak in the bleach solution for approximately 20 to 30 minutes.
Get out of the bathtub and dry yourself off. There’s no need to rinse.
References and ResourcesChildren, Youth and Women's Health Service: Mosquito Bites
Salynn Boyles: Bleach Baths May Help Kids With Eczema