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

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: ?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.

In brief: ?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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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