U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Netherlands
A 23-year-old male asked:

hello, i put aloe vera on my face for some burned spots but it hurt even more and now its more red then it used to be.. how soon will thid go away?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Pretty soon: How frustrating when a product you use to soothe your skin ends up irritating it! Unfortunately there are a few individuals such as yourself who are sensitive to aloe vera. The most important thing is to stop the insult: stop using it as you have done. Try a moisturizing lotion, eg CeraVe. Watch for any signs of infection. Resolution: 2-4 days...maybe a little longer:)

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
Last updated Aug 19, 2015

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.