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Oatmeal Water 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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