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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?

?question confusing?: There is a fine powder created by milling oats that is often added to water to create a therapeutic soak for those with dry skin or itching. I suppose addding it to milk might be ok but a bit overboard. I would never put oatmeal in either fluid as a bath. The gooey mess would plug the plumbing. ...Read more

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I use hot water to bathe in winters.Could it be the reason of dry and itchy skin.Am using almond oil & aveeno (oatmeal) but nor much help.Advise pls.

I use hot water to bathe in winters.Could it be the reason of dry and itchy skin.Am using almond oil & aveeno (oatmeal) but nor much help.Advise pls.

Hot water OK: After a long soak in shower or bath-----fingers wrinkled-----use a CERAMIDE cream within 3 minutes. Aveeno (oatmeal) ECZEMA or Eucerin ECZEMA. Also rub in the same cream several times a day. Or just move to Hawaii. Also avoid caustic soaps. Skin cleansers made for dry skin are produced as Dove, Olay, Aveeno (oatmeal), Eucerin Cetaphil. ...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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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 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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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