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Eczema Wet Wrap Treatment

One of the keys to wet wrap therapy is soaking in a lukewarm bath for approximately 15 minutes, 3 times a day. This patient is covered in wet towels to ensure that his skin remains moist. NIAID researchers have determined that long soaks are vital to allowing topical medicines (applied after each bath) to penetrate the outer layer of the skin. In severe cases, bleach may be added to the water to combat skin infections. Credit: NIAID

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Taken on October 3, 2012