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Hello, I want to ask again, about baking soda which the doctor suggested to be sprinkled in my sister’s bath water. How about the effectiveness? What is the function of baking soda so that it can relieve itching complaints? Is it safe for my younger sister to be 1 year old? What is the dose (the ratio of baking soda to water)?
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Research published in the Journal of Dermatology Treatment in 2005 shows that the use of water mixed with baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is beneficial to significantly reduce complaints of itching and irritation in patients with psoriasis.
The National Eczema Association in the United States also recommends the use of baking soda to relieve itching complaints in patients with eczema. The recommended dose is to stir ¼ cup of baking soda into a bath tub filled with warm water to nail for 10 minutes. It is not recommended to use it as a scrub. After bathing, gently wipe the skin with a soft towel and let the body get a little wet. After using the towel, give a break of 3 minutes after coming out of the bath tub, then use a moisturizer (moisturizer) throughout the body. Wait a few moments and wear clothes as usual.
However, this simple method should not replace the role of consultation and self-examination to the doctor. Do not use this method and make you seek doctor's help. Scientific reports from the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics in 2014 have also reported misuse of baking soda which causes serious electrical and acid-base disturbances to the wearer. In addition, the risk of side effects is also high in children. Therefore, it is not recommended to use this method in children, especially if they are still 1 year old.
Symptoms that arise on the skin need to be consulted directly with a doctor or specialist skin and genitals to be able to know the cause and given the necessary treatment. You are advised to first check the patient with a doctor or dermatologist in order to obtain proper evaluation and treatment. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.