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.