Can I let oatmeal go down the drain? HELP!!!!?

My daughter broke out in hives.Everyone told me to give her an oatmeal bath,to help stop the itching.So I did.No body told me till AFTERWORDS to put the oatmeal in a sachet,or a blender 1st! I know, I know…I should’ve known.But I was in such a hurry to just help her relieve the itching.I wasn’t thinking.Now,Her itching is better..but I don’t know about the tub.I’m afraid to drain the water.The oatmeal is still in there! What do I do!?!?

8 answers by real people - Can I let oatmeal go down the drain? HELP!!!!?

  • 1 month ago

    Put a piece of muslin or an old pair of tights will do over the plughole. Let the water drain away then scoop out the oatmeal.

  • katerbecker
    1 month ago

    If you can find a strainer, even a kitchen strainer or colander to put over the drain hole and hold it there til the water’s drained, that should minimize the amount that goes down the drain. When the water gets low enough, stop the tub back up and manually remove as much of the chunks as you can. If you get a clog, flush it really well with water a few times (maybe overnight) then try liquid plumbr foaming drain snake, taht always works for me when I have a tough clog (but I’ve never had oatmeal).

    Next time, buy the colloidal oatmeal bath that comes in a packet at the drugstore or pharmacy. That or chop the oatmeal up in a blender or coffee grinder until it’s a fine powder before putting it in the bathtub.

    Good luck!

  • Shelly
    1 month ago

    Try getting out as much as you can with your hands first. You could TRY using a hand blender that helps smooth gravy. Just stick it in the tub and turn it on high. The other suggestion I have is to really agitate the water as it drains. This way it wont be clumpy, it will be diluted and may not clog the drain. You may have to keep filling the tub up a few times.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I suppose letting it drain, the larger bits will stay in the tub. Then scoop out the bulk left behind, but the smaller ones I wouldn’t think would cause your tub to clog, I would imagine oatmeal would break down pretty fast…

  • peri.craig
    1 month ago

    Not a problem … you’ll have plenty of water in the tub to go down with it. If you’re really concerned, get out what you can with a slotted spoon, or put a little screen in the drain-hole to keep it from going down (you’ll have to clear it out periodically).

  • Happiest in the kitchen.
    1 month ago

    It’s not that thick. Just make sure to flush it good with hot water. You could add some vinegar and baking soda down there too, or liquid plummer/draino if it starts to back up a bit.

  • shimmeringstarz
    1 month ago

    scoop it out and through it out of the water. into a garbage can. it may be a lot of work but it is a lot cheaper than having to get a plumer 4 ur problem afterwards. or u can vaccum it out witha water vaccum if u have one.

  • Greeneyed
    1 month ago

    have you got a strainer?

    strain as much as you can out

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