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Doctor insights on: Does An Oatmeal Bath Help With Chickenpox Symptoms

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Dr. James Ferguson
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Chickenpox (Definition)

Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...Read more


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How do I prepare an oatmeal bath for chickenpox?

How do I prepare an oatmeal bath for chickenpox?

Proper material: Oatmeal baths are not baths made from oatmeal but is made from the fine dust created in the milling of this grain.The fine dustlike material is added to leukwarm water and the kid allowed to soak for a period in the solution. It has a great effect on itching but may not alter the healing process. ...Read more

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Could taking an oatmeal bath help with psoriasis?

Maybe: It may help a little but the best treatments are medications which are usually extremely effective for this disorder. ...Read more

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Will an oatmeal bath help with atopic skin?

Will an oatmeal bath help with atopic skin?

Yes for itching: It does not address the cause that is a shortaged of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. Consult a nutritionist. ...Read more

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Would it be helpful to use cortisone creme after an oatmeal bath?

Would it be helpful to use cortisone creme after an oatmeal bath?

Very helpful: For irritated skin or eczema, the oatmeal bath will soothe, then using Hydrocortisone creme on the worse spots will ease the inflammation. ...Read more

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Can I use steel cut oats for my oatmeal bath ?

Can I use steel cut oats for my oatmeal bath ?

Short answer yes: and long answer is steel cut oats are oats with most of the original parts there, while rolled oats are steamed and rolled over and over again, i.e. more processed. For a bath, you should not care as much, but ingesting steel cut oats generally give you healthier loads of whole-grain fiber and protein as well as lower glycemic index than instant (and highly processed) oatmeal. ...Read more

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How much oatmeal do you use for an oatmeal bath for an elderly adult?

You don't use oatml: The preparation used for "oatmeal" baths is not oatmeal. That would produce a gooey mess. During the milling of oats, a fine flour like powder is created as a byproduct. This milling powder is collected, placed in single use packets, & sold to use as a wetting & anti-itch preparation. It is a good product & many patients enjoy it. ...Read more

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What is the best oatmeal bath product?

What is the best oatmeal bath product?

Steel Cut Oats: You can make your own oatmeal bath product by putting 1/2 cup of steel cut oats and mixed into your bathwater. Oat baths are helpful when someone is itching due to insect bites as well as with itchy infections such as chicken pox. Make sure you drain the bath water with large amounts of water so you don''t create an oatmeal plug in your drain. ...Read more

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What are the ingredients of an oatmeal bath? Can I make my own?

Oatmeal: You can make your own by using a cup of steel cut oatment and addiing it to your tub water. This is an easy soothing bath. No need to buy the prepackaged kind! ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Oatmeal Bath (Definition)

Oatmeal and sea salts can help restore a normal pH which can ...Read more