I was chatting over the phone with someone yesterday about oatmeal baths. I've never had one before. Could someone describe

1. What it does for you

2. How you make an oatmeal bath (something off the shelf, just dump in some good ol' Quaker Oats? If so, how much?)

3. What length of time you spend in the tub for it to work properly?

4. Is water temperature a factor? Do hot/cold work just fine?

5. Any special cleanup considerations for the tub, especially the drain?

I just have this hilarious image in my head of me sitting in a giant bowl of oatmeal, and really have no idea as to how to do this one. [img]http://www.ichthyosis.com/ubb/smile.gif[/img]
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I am female, and was born in 1972 with Lamellar Ichthyosis.