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.Continue Reading
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 bone density test measures a person's bone density by using X-rays to determine the amount of bone minerals, particularly calcium, in a bone segment of the forearm, hip, spine or another body part, according to Mayo Clinic. The test helps doctors determine if an individual has osteoporosis and accurately assess the risk of breaking bones.Full Answer >
Oxygen saturation refers to the level of oxygen found in a person's blood, as indicated by the Mayo Clinic's definition of hypoxemia. A healthy person's blood is maintained through a certain oxygen saturation range to adequately deliver oxygen to cells and tissues.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 >
The single greatest thing a person can do to improve her high-density lipoprotein, or HDL, level is to make positive lifestyle changes that include quitting smoking and losing weight, according to Mayo Clinic. Doing these two things may improve a person's HDL level by over 10 percent.Full Answer >