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When starting baby on cereal does it matter if I use rice or oatmeal? What is the difference for the baby?
I have eczema on my face. I've used vaseline, oatmeal, physiogel lotion&cleanser. But they don't cure it. My eczema is getting worse. What should I do?
Hi doctors. Is oatmeal soap suitable for oily face? Which is effective oatmeal soap, acne soap or cetaphil for oily face?
YMMV.: Between the many recommended cleansers, your individual response is what determines which one works best for you. ...Read more
Took three ducolax pills they worked but now I feel bloated how can I relieve this also is it possible that eating too much oatmeal constipated me?
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 additional medications for the bloating at this point. It is unlikely for the oatmeal to cause constipation unless you had an extremely unusual amount. If symptoms continue you should f/u with your md. ...Read more
Is it safe to use cetaphil body wash and cream/lotion on a 6 week old baby face for hives and dryness or should I just use johnson's with oatmeal?
Yes it is: Safe to use cetaphil on your 6 week old. ...Read more
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 effects, start with a low dose and increase slowly to the desired amount. Your body will get used to oat bran and the side effects will likely go away. ...Read more
Are frosted mini wheats and raisin bran healthy cold cereals I know oatmeal is best but it seems to cause digestion problems with my system?
I have not eaten oatmeal in a long time and today I decided to try it and now my stomach feels bloated and gassy can I be allergic? Thank you
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. Lactose intolerance can cause gas and bloating. Can you drink milk without any problem?
Ask what kind of milk is used to make the oatmeal, perhaps that will lead to you finding the source. Good luck! ...Read more
I had a protein shake with almond milk and half a cup of oatmeal for breakfast anhour later at the doctor checked my glucose. 130? Is that high?
Yes: Traditionally prepared oatmeal is very healthy food, not instant oatmeal. Take 10 to 15 min to prepare it, add slices of banana, blueberries & strawberries. Organic honey, a teaspoon of organic coconut oil with ground cinnamon can be added & it will make a perfect breakfast together with a cup of black coffee or tea without sugar. Yummy yummy! ...Read more
Calories count: You would have to count all the calories you ingest and if they are about 1200per day, and you are very inactive you could gain weight. The more calories you eat and the less you burn off, the more weight you will gain. ...Read more
Does this mean: That you don't go to bed until 1 to 4 am?? Does this mean that you get up from sleep to start eating? Unless you are an evening worker - and eat late - not ideal. If you are going to eat something prior to bed - would keep amount small so that trying to digest food doesn't interfere with sleeping. ...Read more
My 11mnth old has had baby oatmeal for a while now. When can I give her real old fashioned or steele cut oatmeal?
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 another protein that may cause reactions in some celiac disease patients. Sometimes the same equipment that processes oats also processes wheat, so there can be traces of gluten from the wheat getting into the oats. So, "pure" oats probably are ok. ...Read more