A 55-year-old member asked:
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can you tell me if i could use aloe vera plant on skin ulcer safely?

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Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Yes and no: If the area you are using is sterile then its safe but I would not treat a skin ulcer with aloe plant juice. Its to risky ulcers are there for a reason and that reason needs reversing before the ulcer heals. The aloe wont do the trick
Answered on May 20, 2018

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