Colloidal oatmeal



Colloidal oatmeal is an extract from Colloidal oatmeal used in allergy testing.

Brand Names
Aveeno Active Naturals, Gold Bond Ultimate Eczema Relief, Neosporin Moisturizing
Generic Name
Colloidal oatmeal
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Colloidal oatmeal is produced by grinding fine granules of oatmeal and boiling it to extract the colloidal material. It contains high concentrations of starches and beta-glucan that exhibits water-absorbing properties. Phenols are also contained in colloidal oatmeal, which possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities, as well as UV-absorbing activity. Colloidal oatmeal is a FDA-approved skin protectant that temporarily protects and helps relieve minor skin irritation and itching due to rashes, eczema, poison ivy, oak, sumac, or insect bites. It is available in topical products as a skin soothing agent.

Approved, Nutraceutical
Biologic Classification
Allergen Extract
  • Avena Sativa (oat) kernel flour
  • Avena Sativa (oat) kernel meal
  • Avena Sativa (oat) meal extract
  • Avena Sativa Grain Hulled
  • Avena Sativa Groats
  • Colloidal oatmeal
  • Oat flour
  • Oat Grain Hulled
  • Oat Kernel Flour
  • Oat Kernel Meal
  • Oat meal extract
  • Oatmeal
  • Oatmeal Powder
  • Oatmeal, colloidal
  • Oatmeal,colloidal



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Over the Counter Products
NameDosageStrengthRouteLabellerMarketing StartMarketing EndRegionImage
3-In-1 Relief CVSLotion1.0 g/100gTopicalCVS Health2015-11-30Not applicableUS flag
A Bit HippyCream2.5 g/100gTopicalMooGoo USA LLC2015-05-12Not applicableUS flag
After-BUGStick1.7 g/17gTopicalRaining Rose2016-03-312019-12-01US flag
After-BUGStick1.7 g/17gTopicalW.S. Badger Company, Inc.2016-03-31Not applicableUS flag
AL0043600 Alba Botanica VE Herbal Healing BodyLotion0.4 g/100gTopicalThe Hain Celestial Group, Inc.2017-09-12Not applicableUS flag
All OverOintment1 g/100gTopicalTUBBY TODD2021-04-20Not applicableUS flag
All PurposeCream1.5 g/100mLTopicalBiological Health Group Corporation2023-06-08Not applicableUS flag
An Adc Face Up Special ProgramSolution0.00007 mg/101TopicalAn Co Ltd.2014-08-01Not applicableUS flag
An Adc Whitening EssenceCream0.003 g/55gTopicalAn Co Ltd.2014-08-01Not applicableUS flag
Arctiva Eczema CreamCream1 g/130mLTopicalTropical. Enterprises International, Inc.2023-02-01Not applicableUS flag
Mixture Products
NameIngredientsDosageRouteLabellerMarketing StartMarketing EndRegionImage
5% Oat Facial CleanserColloidal oatmeal (50 mg/236mL) + Ceramide NG (1 mg/236mL) + Glycerin (50 mg/236mL)LiquidTopicalVolans Epic LLC2023-04-06Not applicableUS flag
After Bite NaturalColloidal oatmeal (100 mg/1g) + Camphor (10 mg/1g)SalveTopicalAdventure Ready Brands2022-04-01Not applicableUS flag
Aveeno Active Naturals Eczema Therapy CareColloidal oatmeal (1000 mg/1g) + Colloidal oatmeal (10 mg/1g)Cream; Kit; PowderTopicalJohnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.2012-02-222015-05-01US flag
Aveeno Active Naturals Eczema Therapy CareColloidal oatmeal (1000 mg/1g) + Colloidal oatmeal (10 mg/1g)Cream; Kit; PowderTopicalJohnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.2012-02-222015-05-01US flag
Complete hempColloidal oatmeal (20 mg/1mL) + Zinc oxide (60 mg/1mL)CreamTopicalComplete Hemp, LLC2020-04-15Not applicableUS flag
Daily Eczema RegimenColloidal oatmeal (2 g/100mL) + Colloidal oatmeal (1 g/100mL)KitTopicalSkinfix, Inc.2015-07-02Not applicableUS flag
Daily Eczema RegimenColloidal oatmeal (2 g/100mL) + Colloidal oatmeal (1 g/100mL)KitTopicalSkinfix, Inc.2015-07-02Not applicableUS flag
Daily Moisturizing BathColloidal oatmeal (0.43 g/1g) + Light mineral oil (0.32 g/1g)PowderTopicalAmerisource Bergen2005-12-012010-03-01US flag
Dermaveen Dry Skin CreamColloidal oatmeal (2 g/100g) + Light mineral oil (9 g/100g)CreamTopicalUas Pharmaceuticals Pty LtdNot applicableNot applicableCanada flag
Dermaveen Moisturizing LotionColloidal oatmeal (2 g/100g) + Petrolatum (4 g/100g)LotionTopicalUas Pharmaceuticals Pty LtdNot applicableNot applicableCanada flag
Unapproved/Other Products
NameIngredientsDosageRouteLabellerMarketing StartMarketing EndRegionImage
Re/Cover kitColloidal oatmeal (1 mg/100mL)KitTopicalKAO USA2023-08-21Not applicableUS flag


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General References
  1. Kurtz ES, Wallo W: Colloidal oatmeal: history, chemistry and clinical properties. J Drugs Dermatol. 2007 Feb;6(2):167-70. [Article]
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Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials
2CompletedTreatmentAtopic Dermatitis1
1RecruitingTreatmentNon Healing Wounds / Non-Healing Ulcer of Skin1
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Dosage Forms
LotionTopical1.0 g/100g
CreamTopical2.5 g/100g
StickTopical1.7 g/17g
LotionTopical0.4 g/100g
CreamTopical1.5 g/100mL
SolutionTopical0.00007 mg/101
CreamTopical0.003 g/55g
CreamTopical1 g/130mL
CreamTopical0.5 g/100g
CreamTopical0.005 g/1g
SolutionTopical0.8 g/40g
PowderTopical1.25 g/100g
CreamTopical1.5 g/100g
LotionTopical1.5 g/100g
Cream; kit; powderTopical
CreamTopical10.3 mg/1g
CreamTopical10 g/1mL
PowderTopical430 mg/1g
CreamTopical20 mg/1mL
PowderTopical1000 mg/1g
CreamTopical10.4 kg/1g
CreamTopical1 mg/100mg
OintmentTopical3 g/100g
CreamTopical1.25 g/125g
StickTopical10 g/100g
SprayTopical1 g/100mL
OintmentTopical0.2 g/1g
OintmentTopical10 mg/1g
OilTopical10 mg/1mL
StickTopical0.0003 g/5g
StickTopical0.0003 g/4.25g
JellyTopical0.0485 g/50g
GelTopical0.5 g/100mL
CreamTopical15 mg/1mL
CreamTopical5 mg/1g
Aerosol, sprayTopical1.13 g/113g
CreamTopical10.4 mg/1g
LotionTopical20 mg/1g
CreamTopical0.001 mg/1g
CreamTopical10 mg/1g
OintmentTopical5 g/100g
PowderTopical43 mg/1g
ShampooTopical0.025 g/360g
SolutionTopical0.003 mg/55mL
LotionTopical1 g/100mL
LotionTopical1.0 g/100mL
CreamTopical1.0 g/100mL
LotionTopical1.8 g/100mL
GelTopical2 g/100mL
LotionTopical0.001 mL/1mL
OintmentTopical0.008 g/1g
CreamTopical10 mg/1mL
Lotion / shampooTopical10 mg/1mL
OintmentTopical2 g/100mL
CreamTopical5 g/100g
Lotion / shampooTopical15 mg/1mL
ShampooTopical15 mg/1mL
CreamTopical1 mg/1mg
OintmentTopical10 mg/11g
LotionTopical2 g/100mL
LotionTopical50 mg/1g
CreamTopical1 g/100mL
CreamTopical2.3 g/113.2g
CreamTopical0.0287 g/1g
CreamTopical0.24 g/1mL
CreamTopical11.62 g/1g
CreamTopical0.03 g/1g
CreamTopical4.52 g/226g
OintmentTopical.02 g/1g
StickTopical0.112 g/14g
LotionTopical0.175 mg/1mL
CreamTopical0.2 mg/1mL
CreamTopical25 mg/1g
CreamTopical20 mg/1g
CreamTopical0.02 g/1g
SoapTopical0.007 g/31
OintmentTopical1 g/100g
CreamTopical1.0 g/100g
LotionTopical3 g/50g
CreamTopical1.2 g/120g
CreamTopical8 mg/1mL
CreamTopical8 mg/1g
CreamTopical10.0 mg/1g
CreamTopical8.0 mg/1g
LotionTopical10 g/17g
ShampooTopical1 g/100mL
CreamTopical2 g/100g
ShampooTopical2 g/100g
GelTopical20 mg/1g
OintmentTopical0.1 g/100g
SolutionTopical0.0007 mg/10mL
Powder, for solutionTopical1000 mg/1g
LotionTopical0.02 g/1g
CreamTopical0.005 kg/1kg
LotionTopical20 mg/1mL
GelTopical10 mg/1mL
CreamTopical50 mg/1g
GelTopical1.3 g/100g
CreamTopical1.3 g/100g
CreamTopical1 mg/1mL
GelTopical2.5 mg/1mL
GelTopical5 mg/1mL
CreamTopical0.1 mg/1g
SolutionTopical2.99 g/70mL
ShampooCutaneous0.004 mL/400mL
SolutionCutaneous0.0008 mL/80mL
LiquidTopical10 mg/1mL
SolutionTopical5 g/100mL
KitTopical1 mg/100mL
Granule, effervescentTopical1 g/1g
LotionTopical10 mg/1mL
SoapTopical0.6 g/100g
OintmentTopical10 mg/1mL
CreamTopical0.015 g/150g
OintmentTopical0.57 g/57g
CreamTopical1 mg/1g
CreamTopical2 g/100mL
StickTopical2 g/100g
CreamTopical0.01 g/1mL
PowderTopical1 g/1g
StickTopical100 mg/1g
OintmentTopical.1 g/100g
CreamTopical1 g/100g
OintmentTopical2 g/100g
CreamTopical2 mg/1g
LotionTopical1 g/100g
LiquidTopical0.0001 g/100mL
CreamTopical1.25 g/100mL
LotionTopical2 g/100g
CreamTopical0.01 g/1g
SoapTopical1.205 g/1
KitTopical10 mg/1mL
LotionTopical10 mg/1g
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Drug created at December 03, 2015 16:52 / Updated at February 21, 2021 18:53