Itching can be effectively eliminated with the help of the oatmeal bath. This kind of remedy will help you with other skin problems as well, very efficiently and fast. We will talk about this form of treatment in the following lines. Eczema and other skin problems, sweats, sunburns and rashes lead to itchy skin, which can cause some discomfort and even scarring, which you will not be able to get rid of. Market is swamped with products that advertise great efficiency when such problems are concerned, but this usually is not true. Itching can be provoked by many factors, but oatmeal bath is an effective remedy for this problem regardless of the cause.
Oatmeal baths will make the skin smooth and elastic as never before and it will also eliminate the skin irritations. The word bath suggests that you will have to bathe in the oatmeal. Colloidal oatmeal is the oatmeal of which the bath is made and this is something different from the one that is used for eating. For the preparation of the oatmeal bath, the only things you will need are grinder and oatmeal. Dry oatmeal should be ground in the grinder until it take amorphous form and in this form it can be used as a remedy for itchy skin. This oatmeal should be then added into the water and when this occurs, it will get a milky thickness. Once they are mixed, you should then enter this bath and remember to place the areas affected under the water. Skin will greatly benefit from this mix, even the areas that are not affected by itching. Stay in the water for 10 to 15 minutes and then use lukewarm water to rinse the oatmeal from your body. Oatmeal will make the floor even more slippery so be careful when getting out from the tub. Remember never to stay less than 10 minutes, and if possible, use cool water for rinsing afterwards. Get a soft towel to dry off and be careful due to the itching skin. Never rub the skin but pat it with a towel. By doing this you will avoid additional irritation. You can get colloidal oatmeal in a market or you can grind oatmeal yourself in order to get the oatmeal bath. Eczema, chicken pox, bug bites and poison ivy are some of the problems with which oatmeal bath has given best results. Know that lukewarm water mixed with oatmeal will give the best results and that ancient Greek, Romans, Arabians and Egyptians used oatmeal baths to treat skin problems.