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A 45-year-old member asked:

i have a bad breakout on my back. should i use aloe vera on it?

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Dr. Abby Caplin
Integrative Medicine 40 years experience
Not the best: Aloe vera is great for burns to the skin, but not for bad breakout from acne, if you are talking about acne. Use a drying agent on your skin, like salicylic acid or tretinoin. You might need to see your primary care doctor or a dermatologist if it is really bad.

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Last updated Mar 17, 2013

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