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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Are oatmeal baths an effective way to find relief from eczema?

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    I know oatmeal baths are supposed to be quite soothing.. would this help me with my itchy dry skin?
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    Prof Samuel Zagarella

    Dermatologist (Skin Specialist)

    A/Professor Samuel Zagarella graduated with Honours from the University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine in 1984. He obtained his specialist Dermatologist qualification and became Fellow … View Profile

    Yes, oatmeal baths can be very helpful for soothing eczema, especially combined with bath oils. You can use oats in the bath, or one of the available proprietary products that contain colloidal oatmeal.

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