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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

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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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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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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Is an oatmeal bath effective?

Is an oatmeal bath effective?

Itching: The powder derived from the milling of oats has a soothing effect on those with chickenpox or other causes of dry itchy skin. The packets are added to lukewarm water & seem to work for a few hours in many patients. You do not put oatmeal in your tub, it just makes a mess. ...Read more

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What are effects of oatmeal bath on skin?

Itching: It is a time honored method of stopping generalized itching--- doesn't always work! ...Read more

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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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Does oatmeal bath stuff really help dry skin?

Does oatmeal bath stuff really help dry skin?

Minimize Itchiness: It may minimize itching with makes dry skin worse. ...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 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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Does oatmeal bath stuff really help your skin, or is it a myth?

My patients like it: I have known many kids that looked forward to their special bath day as one of their few ways to escape some of the itching of eczema for at least a while. ...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 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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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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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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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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How much oatmeal do you use for an oatmeal bath in a regular bathtub?

You don't: An "oatmeal" bath is not made using oat meal. During the process of milling oats, a fine dust like powder is created. That fine powder is known for it's soothing qualities when added to a lukewarm bath.If you dump oatmeal in a tub you will just get a mess.The powder is packaged & sold & that's what you need if you want to try it. ...Read more

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