This wonderful food herb is an exceptionally healing poultice paste for the skin. It may also be blended into finer particles to add to bathwater. Add a small amount of water to make a paste. This paste works on sores, inflammations, and rough skin, and will relieve the itch of hives or poison ivy; it will help soften and draw out splinters and other foreign objects, and will lessen the pain in any infected wound. I have also used the paste to somewhat deaden pain from a swelling, and it can be used to quiet the skin after a chigger or tick is pulled out. "Aveeno" is a prepared pharmaceutical oatmeal which dissolves readily in bathwater. It will take out the sting of hives or itching, and may be used to quiet eczema pain.
Oatmeal porridge is very healing internally and may be used for any invalid or during any convalescence.