Hmmm... Never thought of vinegar as an irritant. She had the eczema before we started it in the wash, but whats the harm of taking it out. Might as well give it a whirl! So, are you suggesting just wash our clothes in hot water only? Will that "clean" them (all the funk from the day and things like deodorant, make up, lotions, hair products.. etc? We wash all the clothes the same, so that means everyones stuff will be in hot water only?