Eczema and water softeners

East MidlandsInfection
Published Date: 1 Mar 2012

Eczema and water softeners

The use of water softeners or moving to a soft water area has been reported by some people as leading to improvements in the skin of children with eczema.


Children with moderate to severe eczema.


Water softeners do not provide additional benefits to children with moderate to severe eczema and should not be recommended as a treatment option.