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What are home remedies for atopic dermatitis? Oatmeal baths?

What are home remedies for atopic dermatitis? Oatmeal baths?

ATOPIC DERMATITIS: Eczematoid skin lesions appear mostly on cubital and popliteal areas after exposure to allergens. Itchiness and eczema disappears with steroid cream rx. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...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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Can I use regular quaker oats oatmeal to make an oatmeal bath for eczema?

Can I use regular quaker oats oatmeal to make an oatmeal bath for eczema?

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 powder (an oat dust if you would) is packaged & sold as an additive for its soothing qualities. I'm suppose you could try this but would be wasting oatmeal & end up with a mess that wouldn't help much. ...Read more

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Can yardley almond oatmeal soap be used for laundry soap?

Can yardley almond oatmeal soap be used for laundry soap?

Yardley products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Can I use regular oats oatmeal to make a bath for eczema?

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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Is aveeno (oatmeal) good for sensitive skin?

Is aveeno (oatmeal) good for sensitive skin?

Eucerin: Aveeno (oatmeal) may br allright but i typically recommend eucerin as lotion for sensitive skin. ...Read more

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Calamine lotion good for heat rash?

Calamine lotion good for heat rash?

Calamine: Calamine won't fix the underlying problem. It might be a little drying. Wouldn't be the first choice for heat rash but might help to manage symptoms. ...Read more

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Is Dove moisturizing soap good for eczema?

Is Dove moisturizing soap good for eczema?

Yes: the pH matters. Dove is one of several skin cleansers in the desirable pH range of 6 to 7. Be sure to use a cream or ointment soon after washing. I favor ceramide creams.There are several ceramide creams marked specifically for eczema. ...Read more

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Which aveeno (oatmeal) facial cleanser is good for dry?

Which aveeno (oatmeal) facial cleanser is good for dry?

Limited ingredients: Aveeno (oatmeal) and cetaphil from otc use very few products. Physician grade skin care would be avene its great for sensitive skin. ...Read more

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Is Domeboro Powder or Aveno powder better for itchy contact dermatitis rash?

Is Domeboro Powder or Aveno powder better for itchy contact dermatitis rash?

Eh...: I'm thinking even OTC hydrocortisone cream/ointment would be better for allergic contact dermatitis. If just irritation, perhaps the powders would offer some relief. Just saying from the responses I've gotten from patients. ...Read more

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Is dove soap good for the skin? Better than other bath soaps?

Is dove soap good for the skin? Better than other bath soaps?

Pretty good: Dove is a good, relatively gentle soap. Cerave and cetaphil are other similarly gentle soaps. Dial is usually more drying, but does have greater anti-microbial action. ...Read more

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What helps the extreme fibro itch? I've tried prescription hydrocortisone 2.5%, eczema lotion, & aveeno oatmeal bath. Help!!!

What helps the extreme fibro itch? I've tried prescription hydrocortisone 2.5%, eczema lotion, & aveeno oatmeal bath. Help!!!

"fibro- itch"": Sorry- I am not certain what you are referring to. Please clarify your question. Fibromyalgia- is not a itching illness. I suggest OTC antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Zyrtec. I see you are also taking Norco- this can be a narcotic side effect. ...Read more

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Could taking an oatmeal bath help with psoriasis?

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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Is Calamine Lotion good for eczema? If so, should i apply other moisturisers before/after/not-at-all?

Is Calamine Lotion good for eczema? If so, should i apply other moisturisers before/after/not-at-all?

Not really.: Best treatment for eczema would be avoidance of ALL irritants, regular moisturizing with a bland agent and application of topical steroids (strength dependent upon location and severity of rash) as needed. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Oatmeal Bath (Definition)

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


Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more