Patient Handouts : Dermatologic Soak

Dermatologic Soak

In the tub:

Fill tub halfway with cool to tepid (lukewarm) water.

Salt: 1 cup
White vinegar: 1/2 cup to 1 cup

Soak 5-10 minutes
Rinse with cool water
Apply cream or ointment immediately, if recommended

In a bowl or with cloths:

Salt: 2 teaspoons
White vinegar: 2 teaspoons
Water: 1 quart (cool to tepid)

Soak 5-10 minutes
Rinse with cool water
Pat dry
Apply cream or ointment immediately, if recommended