The Role of Bathing Additives in the Treatment of Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis

Clinical Trial ID: NCT03775590


To evaluate the efficacy of water bath, water + bleach, and water + vinegar (acetic acid) in the treatment of atopic dermatitis (eczema)

To perform a randomized controlled study to evaluate the efficacy of adding dilute acetic acid to the bath twice weekly on the Eczema Area and Severity Index (EASI) score as compared to adding dilute bleach to the bath including a control arm in which no solution is added to the bath.


Inclusion Criteria: - Currently reside in the USA - Ability to comply with follow up visits at 2-4 months and at 6 months - Come to the last follow-up at 6 months in the clinic - At least 5% Body Surface Area (BSA) affected with AD Exclusion Criteria: - Unclear diagnosis of atopic dermatitis - Inability to comply with additive baths - Inability to comply with follow-up visits - Lack of residence in the United States

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    HealthPartners Institute

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