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What ingredients are needed in an oatmeal bath for itchy skin?

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Start with uncooked, whole oats. You can get them from the grocery or health food store. Use a clean food processer or blender to grind them into a fine, even powder.

To test the results, add some ground oats to a glass of water. They should quickly turn the liquid milky white.

If you're using a store-bought product, follow the directions on the package.

From: Oatmeal Baths for Itchy Skin WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 18, 2017

Medically Reviewed on 09/18/2017

SOURCES:

DermNet New Zealand: "Oatmeal."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Home remedies: What can relieve itchy eczema?" "How to relieve itchy skin?"

Journal of Drugs in Dermatology : "Anti-inflammatory activities of colloidal oatmeal (Avena sativa) contribute to the effectiveness of oats in treatment of itch associated with dry, irritated skin," "Colloidal oatmeal: history, chemistry and clinical properties."

Cleveland Clinic: "Contact Dermatitis."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 18, 2017

SOURCES:

DermNet New Zealand: "Oatmeal."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Home remedies: What can relieve itchy eczema?" "How to relieve itchy skin?"

Journal of Drugs in Dermatology : "Anti-inflammatory activities of colloidal oatmeal (Avena sativa) contribute to the effectiveness of oats in treatment of itch associated with dry, irritated skin," "Colloidal oatmeal: history, chemistry and clinical properties."

Cleveland Clinic: "Contact Dermatitis."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 18, 2017

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