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Oatmeal (Overview)

Oatmeal is a skin-related agent.


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What does oatmeal cleanser do for dry skin?

What does oatmeal cleanser do for dry skin?

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 bathwater) and oatmeal moisturizing lotions, so if your goal is to moisturize dry skin, they would be a better choice. ...Read more

Oatmeal (Overview)

Oatmeal is a skin-related agent.


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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?

When starting baby on cereal does it matter if I use rice or oatmeal? What is the difference for the baby?

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. Can do the same with oatmeal. No difference for baby. If you are doing a gluten free diet then no oatmeal. ...Read more

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Hi doctors. Is oatmeal soap suitable for oily face? Which is effective oatmeal soap, acne soap or cetaphil for oily face?

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

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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?

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

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How effective is the oatmeal and tuna diet?

How effective is the oatmeal and tuna diet?

Not: Only eat lots of tuna if you want mercury toxicity. ...Read more

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Does oatmeal have any side effect when taking it everyday for skin?

Does oatmeal have any side effect when taking it everyday for skin?

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

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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

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

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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?

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?

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 order proper tests. Don't self diagnose or self rule out for diabetes. Let us do that. ...Read more

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How many heaping tablespoons of oatmeal per day can I consume? I am 16

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 how you divide up your calories in your diet each day. ...Read more

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Can I eat oatmeal at night?

Can I eat oatmeal at night?

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 daytime. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Can I eat oatmeal at night?

Can I eat oatmeal at night?

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. ...Read more

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Is oatmeal actually that healthy?

Is oatmeal actually that healthy?

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. Magnesium, phosphorus, and manganese. Also high fiber content, low in cholesterol, and low glycemic index. ...Read more

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Is it true that eating oatmeal is good?

Is it true that eating oatmeal is good?

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

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Can you tell me how I can cook oatmeal?

Can you tell me how I can cook oatmeal?

A cookbook: Would be a good place to start. Healthtap is primarily for health issues. Take care. ...Read more

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How effective is the oatmeal and tuna diet?

Not: Only eat lots of tuna if you want mercury toxicity. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to eat oatmeal every morning?

Is it healthy to eat oatmeal every morning?

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. Magnesium, phosphorus, and manganese. Also high fiber content, low in cholesterol, and low glycemic index. ...Read more

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How to make oatmeal and porridge taste good?

How to make oatmeal and porridge taste good?

Instead of sugar: Instead of loading up your oatmeal with sugar and cream, use low fat or nonfat milk, and add some fruit such as blueberries. Blueberries have natural sweetness and are packed with antioxidants and Vitamin C. ...Read more

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If all I eat is oatmeal all day would I gain weight?

If all I eat is oatmeal all day would I gain weight?

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

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Please tell me what are some healthy oatmeal add-ins?

Please tell me what are some healthy oatmeal add-ins?

See below: Raisins, fresh berries, dried fruit but check on the package that it has no added sugar or oil, nuts (unsalted and not cooked/roasted in oil - natural/raw is better). ...Read more

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How many heaping tablespoons of oatmeal per day can I consume? I am 16

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 how you divide up your calories in your diet each day. ...Read more

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How big is a serving of oatmeal? What are the advantages of eating oatmeal?

How big is a serving of oatmeal? What are the advantages of eating oatmeal?

A "serving": Is usually meant to be a bowl for cereals of which oatmeal is a very popular item. There is some evidence that oatmeal may reduce the total cholesterol including the LDL (heart affecting)
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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Is eating oatmeal late at night unhealthy? I mean really really late like 1-4 am.

Is eating oatmeal late at night unhealthy? I mean really really late like 1-4 am.

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

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My 11mnth old has had baby oatmeal for a while now. When can I give her real old fashioned or steele cut oatmeal?

1 YO: Usually at 1 year old, you can start to slowly introduce small quantities of real foods that are soft in consistency like oatmeal. Follow-up with your pediatrician at her 1 yo visit to discuss in more detail. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does oatmeal contain gluten?

Does oatmeal contain gluten?

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