If a person follows the appropriate directions an uses a diluted amount of bleach, it is safe to take a bleach bath, as specified by Mayo Clinic. The appropriate ratio of bleach to water is one-half cup of bleach per 40 gallons of water. This amount of water fills a standard-sized bathtub.Know More
Some additional precautions to take when taking a bleach bath are to only soak the body from the neck down, to rinse off after soaking in the water and to not take over three bleach baths per week. A moisturizer should be applied to the skin after the bath. A person can soak in this bath between 5 to 10 minutes.
A bleach bath may be useful for eczema because it may kill bacteria associated with this skin problem. It may also help with its symptoms like itchy and scaly skin. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests that parents consult with a dermatologist before giving their child this type of bath.Learn more about Medical Ranges & Levels
A high ferritin level may indicate that a person has a condition causing the body to store excessive amounts of iron, according to Mayo Clinic. It can also be a sign of liver disease, hyperthyroidism or rheumatoid arthritis.Full Answer >
Healthy urine ranges in color from pale yellow to a dark amber color depending on how much the person is drinking, according to Mayo Clinic. The more water in a person's system, the lighter the color of the urine.Full Answer >
While a normal fasting blood glucose level for a person without diabetes is 70 to 100 milligrams per deciliter, the American Diabetes Association recommends a target range of 70 to 130 for diabetics before meals, according to Mayo Clinic. After meals, the level should be below 180 milligrams per deciliter.Full Answer >
A person can have low blood platelet count, or thrombocytopenia, because of genetic history or medical conditions, according to Mayo Clinic. Drugs such as those used in chemotherapy can also cause a low platelet count.Full Answer >