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Doctor insights on: Oatmeal Or Sea Salt Baths

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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

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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 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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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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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?

Minimize Itchiness: It may minimize itching with makes dry skin worse. ...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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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

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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