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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience in General Practice
Yes: Oatmeal is very healthy. Oats are full of important vitamins, minerals and antioxidant plant compounds & antioxidants. Beta-glucan is a soluble fi ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
Sure : Certainly you can. It is a healthy food in normal quantities and as part of a balanced diet. The time of day you eat it is probably irrelevant.
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A male asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Oatmeal can be: caustic or irritating to the stomach if eaten late at night and then to sleep. I have had personal experience with this. It is best taken during the ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Generally yes: Steel cut oats are the healthiest because they are the least processed and retain most of the nutritional value of oats with thiamine, iron, calcium. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Maybe not: Oats and oatmeal are listed as a gluten-containing grain. More recent reports say that oats don't have the gluten proteins but have small amounts of a ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Cleans it: Cleansers clean the skin; the ones with oatmeal may be a bit less drying than ordinary soap, but not much. There are also oatmeal powders (to put in b ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience in Family Medicine
No: No.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
13 years experience in Endocrinology
Raisins?: Has some carbs but also potassium and fiber.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Sounds good: I like the smell of almond soup also. Oatmeal sounds healthy. Therefore they must be good and I do not see a medical problem with both of them.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Not the same: The material used in the "oatmeal bath" is not oatmeal. There is a fine powder created in the milling of many different grain products & that fine pow ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Eucerin: Aveeno (oatmeal) may br allright but i typically recommend eucerin as lotion for sensitive skin.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Helps itching.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Steel Cut Oats: Steel cut oats are the healthiest because they are the least processed and retain most of the nutritional value of oats with thiamine, iron, calcium. ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Minimize Itchiness: It may minimize itching with makes dry skin worse.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Most moisturizers help your skin retain the water which helps with dry itchy skin.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Does not matter: Most of the time we start with rice as it is technically less allergenic. I skip cereal and suggest making whole grain rice and puree it like a cereal ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
See Dermatologist: Eczema on the face can leave scars and hyperpigmentation. You need to see a dermatologist for recommendations.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
22 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: I think it would likely increase your risk for acne.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: If you are suffering from itching then water can sometimes make that worse. Your skin needs moisturizers and milk has fat in it that acts as a moist ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
YMMV.: Between the many recommended cleansers, your individual response is what determines which one works best for you.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Yes for itching: It does not address the cause that is a shortaged of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. Consult a nutritionist.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Som Kohanzadeh
16 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Unlikely: In regards to the bloating the best thing to help is ambulation. Walking will help the intestines pass the gas that has built up. I would avoid any ad ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Know of no: contraindications to using this soap during pregnancy. Take care.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience in Radiology
Sure: Eat anything you want as long as it doesn't cause symptoms. If some foods disagree with you (ex. Fatty foods can sometimes cause pain in patients with ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yolks yes, whites no: One or two yolks weekly should be fine - that's where the fat and cholesterol are. Whites are mainly protein and are a very lean and effective source ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arti Jain
Dr. Arti Jain answered
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Always check: What ever you use, make sure that you do a patch test before using it on the baby. Make sure your baby is not allergic to it before you use it. If you ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anna Flor Salcedo
22 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes but: Yoi needvto add on protein and good fats as well, perfect example, eggs!
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: The milling of oats produces a slick graphite like dust that is packaged & sold for it's therapeutic qualities. Oatmeal baths are not made with oatmea ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: I often recommed cetaphil or aquafor but aveno is okay. Use it sparingly. Putting things on the face can cause rashes too.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience in Integrative Medicine
Not: Only eat lots of tuna if you want mercury toxicity.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience in Gastroenterology
High in fiber: Eating oatmeal will add a lot of fiber to your diet which in turn will keep your bowels more regular.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Oatmeal: Oat bran is likely safe for most people, including pregnant and breast-feeding women. It can cause intestinal gas and bloating. To minimize side effec ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience in Gastroenterology
Both are OK: Many people do not tolerate oatmeal due to the excessive gas forming properties that the psyllium in it has.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience in Neurology
Was it the Milk?: Oatmeal is normally pretty easy to digest. An allergy to oatmeal is probably not the cause of this. Sometimes milk can cause these symptoms. Lactos ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Random sugar <200 is normal (specially within 2 hours of eating). However, i prefer to see you at office and go over your health history, do exam, and ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
37 years experience in Dermatology
Oatmeal: Mixing colloidal oatmeal with your cetaphil should be fine.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Food Questions: This is getting to be out of bounds for this medical question. You do not go to the doctor to limit your food choices. Medicine has no opinion on ho ... Read More

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