Homemade Oats Poultice Helps Soothe Skin
Dear NEA Scratch Pad:
I find that what helps soothe my skin when it becomes red and irritated is my homemade oats poultice. A cup of oats wrapped in a muslin cloth and tied with a strip of muslin used in the shower or in the bath helps naturally moisturize the skin. I sometimes tie the poultice under the tap and let the bathwater stream through. Because muslin is not too abrasive you can lightly exfoliate your skin and, as a plus, it leaves a nice oat smell.
Do you have a story or tip to share about what’s helped with your eczema? Email us your Scratch Pad tip so that we may publish it and help others!
The recommendations contained in the Scratch Pad are those of the contributor. NEA provides health information from a variety of sources; this information is not intended as medical advice. Persons with questions regarding specific symptoms or treatments should consult a professional health-care provider.
Please click here to return to the Scratch Pad main page