HOW TO MAKE

How to make a bleach bath for infants and children:

  • Fill tub one quarter to half way with lukewarm water.
  • Measure about ¼ to ½ cup (for small infants, some say use 1 tsp) of common liquid bleach (i.e. Clorox), and add into bath water.  Make sure the concentration of bleach (sodium hypochlorite) is about 6%, and unscented.
  • Mix the bleach and water to completion.
  • Have child soak body, specifically the affected area, in the water solution for 10 minutes, or as directed by your physician.  
  • Infants and children must be monitored by an adult at all times during preparation and administration of a bleach bath. Keep bleach solution out of eyes, mouth, and hair. 
  • Rinse body thoroughly with freshwater.
  • Apply emollients or lotions as directed by your physician.
  • Repeat bleach baths 2 to 3 times a week, or as your physician recommends, to see positive results.

 

How to make a bleach bath for adults:

  • Fill tub half way with lukewarm or warm water.
  • Add ¼ to 1 cup of bleach to the bath.
  • Mix the bleach and water to completion.
  • Soak body, specifically the affected area, in the water solution for 10-20 minutes, or as directed by your physician. Keep bleach solution out of eyes, mouth, and hair.
  • Rinse body thoroughly with freshwater.
  • Apply emollients or lotions as directed by your physician.
  • Repeat 2 times a week, or as your physician recommends, to see positive results.