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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Skin Asthma? Treat it with Oatmeal

This is a follow up on my post about using oatmeal to ease the discomfort of skin asthma or eczema.  



When my son's doc advised me to use oatmeal soap and oatmeal colloidal lotion his skin has improved a lot.  And since my post which can be found here, he only had few very mild attacks.  He still uses the oatmeal soap and lotion (regular oatmeal lotion).

Last night, I found another way to treat the skin asthma with oatmeal.  This will be a great help to those who commented on the post asking me where to get the oatmeal lotion.  Here's how to do it:  In a food processor, pulverize 1/2 cup of oatmeal then pour it into the bath.  Soak for a few minutes.  This will help relieve dryness and restore the natural moisture balance in the skin.  Then while your body is still damp, slather with lotion (Vaseline lotion will do) and put on your clothes to lock in moisture.  Give your arms and legs a little massage working on the lotion to penetrate skin.  Although a little messy, the treatment is very effective.  Recent studies also show that oatmeal baths reduced itching and burning by up to 67 percent.

4 comments :

chubskulit said...

I love this idea ate Liza, thanks for sharing.

OSeñorita said...

Wow! This is a great tip! 'Wish this will be effective on my mom's skin asthma. We'll definitely try this one. Thanks for sharing!

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Anonymous said...

any kind of oatmeal will do??

Anonymous said...

i had this rashes on my right face for about a wk. , so i tried quaker oats (oatmeal), blend it with a little amount of water in a blender and i used it as a soap whenever i bath, leave it for about 20 min. and then wash it and it really works for about 3 days my rashes are gone

 
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