Dr Oz: Anti-Chaffing Stick Review
Everybody always seems to have an embarrassing question for Dr. Oz and the summertime is no exception. Today he is answering those questions and nothing is off limits! Get ready for Your Most Embarrassing Questions: Summertime Edition and, who knows, he may answer a question you have been dying to ask!
Dr Oz: Is It Okay to Pee in a Swimming Pool?
Dr. Oz’s first question came from an audience member who wonders if it is okay when her young children have accidents and pee in the swimming pool. Dr. Oz explained the chlorine actually kills any germs and keeps the water sterilized, making it perfectly fine if someone pees in the pool.
He says it is a little different if a little one accidentally poops in the pool. Dr. Oz explained that while most of the bacteria stays inside the poop, it is important to remove it from the water right away, increase the chlorine by a small amount and wait about a half hour before allowing anyone back in the pool. In the case of diarrhea, it is best to keep your kids out of the pool, but if an accident occurs increase the chlorine and do not allow anyone to swim for 13 hours.
Dr Oz: What Causes Heat Rash?
The next brave audience member asked Dr. Oz her embarrassing summertime question about why she has a problem with heat rash underneath her breasts. Dr. Oz explained this is more common in areas of the body where there is a fold because those are placing where chaffing occurs and blocks off the pores to prevent sweat from leaving the body. The sweat then builds up under the skin, which causes the small bumps, or heat rash.
Dr Oz: How to Prevent & Treat Heat Rash
Dr. Oz made a couple recommendations to help prevent and treat heat rash. They are both easy to find at your local drugstore.
Anti-chaffing Stick – Rub a little on in the areas where chaffing might occur to prevent a rash from developing.
Calamine Lotion – If you already have a rash then you can apply calamine lotion to soothe and treat the discomfort.
Dr Oz: Poison Ivy Oatmeal Bath
Dr. Oz’s next embarrassing summertime question came from a woman who says she and her family go camping every year and one time she ended up with Poison Ivy in an area that was rather uncomfortable. Dr. Oz explained that it takes just one swipe of your hand and poison ivy can spread like crazy over several areas of your body. He shared a wonderful remedy to help soothe the itch if this happens to you.
- Grind up 1 cup of oatmeal in a blender
- Pour into lukewarm water
- Soak for about 30 minutes