A randomised controlled trial of ion-exchange water softeners for the treatment of eczema in children

Kim S. Thomas, Taraneh Dean, C.D. O'Leary, Tracey H. Sach, K. Koller, A. Frost, Hywel C. Williams

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Abstract

Epidemiological studies and anecdotal reports suggest a possible link between household use of hard water and atopic eczema. We sought to test whether installation of an ion-exchange water softener in the home can improve eczema in children.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPlos Medicine
Volume8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2011

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