My daughter (15-y.o.) has been experiencing some generalized inflammation of her skin lately. We’re trying to get her some relief with a corticosteroid cream and OTC antihistamine (at bedtime), with mixed results. It occurred to me last night that she might find an oatmeal bath soothing. We have a bath tub, and we have lots of rolled oats that she seems disinclined to tuck into at breakfast time.
Problem is, I have no idea how to prepare an oatmeal bath, or how to tell her to use one. Hot, warm, or cold water? How much oats do I put into the bath? How long should I have her stay in?
Do I need to take special precautions to prevent the oatmeal from going down the drain and clogging the pipes when she’s through?
If anyone knows the answers to these questions, I’ll be intensely grateful.