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Any ideas on where did the idea of having oatmeal baths for measles arrive and is there any reason it would help?

Any ideas on where did the idea of having oatmeal baths for measles arrive and is there any reason it would help?

Therpeutic baths: I am not aware of any specific beneficial effect of baths for measles except for cool baths to reduce fever and cool baking soda baths(small baking soda box in 4 inches of water in tub to reduce itching. ...Read more

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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

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Do oatmeal baths help calm poison ivy?

Do oatmeal baths help calm poison ivy?

Yes: The milling of oats produces a slick graphite like dust that is packaged & sold for it's therapeutic qualities. Oatmeal baths are not made with oatmeal! the soothing quality will benefit most people with itchy skin, if used correctly. ...Read more

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Will oatmeal baths help decrease the itching due to poison ivy?

Will oatmeal baths help decrease the itching due to poison ivy?

It may help: Itchy, dry skin often gets some relief with oatmeal baths and so you may get some relief with that for your symptoms. Severe poison ivy will not likely respond much to the oatmeal. Calamide lotion, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help itching. If really bad symptoms, consult doc for stronger topical and/or oral steroids. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 11 month old has chicken pox, should I take him to emergency? We are in day 5 and he isn't sleeping, crying a lot we are in day 5, he isn't sleeping, crys a lot, has pox on his right eyelid, on his genitals, we give him oatmeal baths, rub coconut oil o

My 11 month old has chicken pox, should I take him to emergency? We are in day 5 and he isn't sleeping, crying a lot we are in day 5, he isn't sleeping, crys a lot, has pox on his right eyelid, on his genitals, we give him oatmeal baths, rub coconut oil o

Chicken : Chicken pox is pretty miserable - I am so sorry your little one has it! if your child is inconsolably crying, then you should contact his doctor. His doctor may want to examine him to make sure he doesn't have chicken pox involvement of his eyes, ears, or other more concerning and painful areas. Having him seen sooner rather than later is the safest way to go since he can't tell you what hurts. Good luck! ...Read more

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11 mo son has hand foot mouth disease. Doc said it's a bad version. He has horrible blisters/rash even on his bottom. Are warm water baths ok? I read about oatmeal baths. Good idea?

11 mo son has hand foot mouth disease. Doc said it's a bad version. He has horrible blisters/rash even on his bottom. Are warm water baths ok? I read about oatmeal baths. Good idea?

Yes: Good idea. I have great success with hand foot and mouth with the homeopathic remedy pulsatilla. You may also try homeopathic rhus toxicodendron for all the blisters. You can give both together. Dissolve pellets in water and give a dropper 3x a dy for 2-3 days. ...Read more

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Discuss these types of therapeutic baths. Oatmeal, lavendar, peppermint?

Discuss these types of therapeutic baths. Oatmeal, lavendar, peppermint?

THERAPEUTIC BATH: Oatmeal bath are used for itchy, dry skin lesions. Lavander for relaxing bath and peppermint is for comfort of those achy muscles. ...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 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