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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

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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?

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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Should i put quaker oatmeal in my daughters bath to stop ichyness?

Should i put quaker oatmeal in my daughters bath to stop ichyness?

No: It is unlikely that this would do anything other than create a mess. There is a over the counter product made during the milling of oats these packets of aveno and some generic copies are helpful if used as directed. ...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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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 oatmeal and water as a effective as an oatmeal and milk bath?

Is oatmeal and water as a effective as an oatmeal and milk bath?

No: If you are suffering from itching then water can sometimes make that worse. Your skin needs moisturizers and milk has fat in it that acts as a moisturizer. ...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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Someone recommended I should take an oatmeal bath for my itching; what is an oatmeal bath?

Someone recommended I should take an oatmeal bath for my itching; what is an oatmeal bath?

Powder not oatmeal: When oatmeal is milled (prepared for use) the process creates a fine powder as a byproduct. This is sold in packets under several names. When added to lukewarm bathwater it has been helpful in reducing itching for up to a few hours. ...Read more

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