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Apple Cider Vinegar Soaks Fall Short in Atopic Dermatitis

Key clinical point: A pilot study found no long term effects of dilute dapple cider vinegar (0.5% acetic acid) in patients with atopic dermatitis.

Major finding: In all subjects, skin pH was reduced and transepidermal water loss was elevated immediately post treatment, but these changes were not maintained at 15 and 60 minutes.

Study details: A pilot, split-arm study of 11 patients with atopic dermatitis and 11 healthy controls.

Disclosures: The study was funded by the University of Virginia. The authors did not provide information on financial disclosures.


Luu LA et al. Pediatr Dermatol. 2019 Jul 22. doi: 10.1111/pde.13888.