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How can I get rid of a horrible patch of eczema that I have had for 2 years? Triamcinilone cream, colloidal oatmeal, organic coconut oil do not work

How can I get rid of a horrible patch of eczema that I have had for 2 years? Triamcinilone cream, colloidal oatmeal, organic coconut oil do not work

See derm: Does the patch itch? If not, it is not an allergic issue. Are you on any medication or supplement which may cause this skin problem? I think it is time for you to check with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What should I do about this fungus? I'm using a colloidal oatmeal bath and an anti-fungal liquid spray to treat what I believe is athletes foot that I may have spread, by itching, to my arms, legs, hands, and a few other places. How can I tell if this is

What should I do about this fungus? I'm using a colloidal oatmeal bath and an anti-fungal liquid spray to treat what I believe is athletes foot that I may have spread, by itching, to my arms, legs, hands, and a few other places. How can I tell if this is

The: The answer is simple. If you are self treating with no results and you want to know if it really is a fungal infection, then you need to see your primary care doctor or a dermatologist. A diagnosis can be made and appropriate treatment can be started.
All the best. ...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?

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

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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Why does oatmeal always make me nauseous?

Why does oatmeal always make me nauseous?

Just oatmeal?: Food intolerance is common, variable, and individual and may even include such innocuous ingestants as water. Reference: elaine shimberg, "relief from ibs". ...Read more

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Which is healthier? Oatmeal or banana diet?

Which is healthier? Oatmeal or banana diet?

Neither: A fad diet which focuses primarily on consumption of one particular food is usually not balanced. ...Read more

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Wondering why oatmeal is good for breakfast?

Wondering why oatmeal is good for breakfast?

Oatmeal 4 breakfast?: Oatmeal is good for fiber. It is usually combined with fruits, nuts, and milk. Some products are fortified with vitamins. Also an oatmeal breakfast is easy to prepare especially if one is 30 minutes late for work and still has to get the kids off to school. ...Read more

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Is oatmeal gluten free?

Technically yes.: Realistically no. Unless it says certified gluten free on the label, oatmeal may be contaminated with wheat, rye or barley which contain gluten. ...Read more

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Does muesli have just as much fiber as oatmeal?

Oatmeal vs Muesli: Well! oatmeal is oatmeal. Muesli is, de facto, oatmeal plus a few nuts and fruits. The latter developed bvy s swiss doctor about 1900 as a nutritious food for his patients. So... Muesli=oatmeal+additionas. ...Read more

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What is better -- aveeno (oatmeal) or neutrogena?

For what?: Better for what purpose. Both have benefits but what is your goal? ...Read more

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Eggs or oatmeal for breakfast, which is healthier?

Eggs vs Oatmeal: Oatmeal provides fiber, eggs provide protein and, unfortunately, cholesterol. A boiled egg with the yolk discarded plus some fruits, and nuts may be somewhat more healthful. The fiber is useful as well. Keeping the calorie count under control is axiomatic. ...Read more

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Which is better for infants: BeechNut or Gerber oatmeal?

Which is better for infants: BeechNut or Gerber oatmeal?

Read the label: To the best of my knowledge there are no formal studies that compare these brands of baby food to each other. Composition is likely similar, but still read the labels. Avoid products with artificial colors, sweeteners and preservatives. Organic varieties are usually void of these. ...Read more

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Are 2 bananas and a bowl of oatmeal too much to have for breakfast for a diet?

Are 2 bananas and a bowl of oatmeal too much to have for breakfast for a diet?

Breakfast on a diet: Bananas are packed with nutrients and generally only have about 100 calories. Both oatmeal and bananas keep you full and satisfied so you aren't tempted to snack before lunch. But both can constipate if you don't get enough water and fiber in your diet. That's because bananas are technically not fruit (they're herbs!) and don't have much fiber. A handful of raisins in your cereal will help. ...Read more

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What are the benefits an oatmeal bath?

What are the benefits an oatmeal bath?

Reduces itching: The fine powder derived from milling oats is often packaged & sold as an additive for medicinal soaks. The product promotes tissue hydration & seems to provide a relief from itching to most patients. It seems to work better in lukewarm soaks than hot but some prefer either. ...Read more

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Help please! Is flavored oatmeal okay for diabetics to eat?

Help please! Is flavored oatmeal okay for diabetics to eat?

If you like it: There are no magic foods for people with diabetes. It's the total composition of your daily diet plus your daily activity. There's no inherently good or bad food. Check w/a good registered dietitian for advice on proper nutrition in diabetes. ...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

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Can I eat oatmeal before bed?

That is an excellent: Snack. Before bed is ok if you are not excessive. Slow cook oatmeal for a filling snack with soluble fiber that can help to reduce your LDL cholesterol. ...Read more

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Does oatmeal contain any soy?

It should not: But in the processing, if soy is also on the conveyor belt, there may be cross contamination. Best to read the label and call the manufacture of the product you purchased. ...Read more

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Can oatmeal lowers my LDL level?

Possibly: Diets with a lot of oatmeal have been reported to help lower cholesterol. They go hand in hand with weight loss where every pound might drop cholesterol by 2 points. Ldl will be most significantly affected. ...Read more

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Is there any side effect for oatmeal?

Sure R Side effects: I find that one of the most troublesome and consistent side effects following a bowl of good piping hot, steaming, delicious oatmeal together with dried fruit toppings, blueberries, and UNprocessed (but pasteurized) honey, using non fat steamed milk is that I want at least 1 more bowl...and if there's time....I want another one....especially now the weather is getting a little cooler. ...Read more

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What amount iron in porridge/oatmeal?

Basically none: Unless it's fortified. I hope you are not planning to go on an oatmeal-only diet. ...Read more

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Is oatmeal as healthy if I add honey?

YES: Oatmeal is a healthy whole-grain food

it's fine to have a little sweetener to make it taste better.

Some people think honey is more healthy than sugar or brown sugar because it's a sweetener that's been part of humans' diet for > 30, 000 years. Contrast this with refined sugar being around for < 5000 years.

Not sure there's science to support honey v sugar, but whole grain oatmeal is great! ...Read more