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A 39-year-old member asked:

can aloe vera assist from sickness?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Aloe vera: Aloe vera juice can assist with digestion if ingested prior to a meal. It can be used to prevent ; treat constipation. Aloe vera is reported to help some types of anemia. Some studies suggest that it may be helpful with weight loss ; lowering blood glucose levels. It has an anti-inflammatory effect. Topical aloe vera soothes inflamed, burned ; irritated skin ; reduces the chance of skin infection.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Does aloe vera counteract withseizure medicine?

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Dr. Jason Campbell
Family Medicine 16 years experience
No: Aloe vera either in oral or topical form should not interact with anti-seizure medication. I ran a medication interaction cross-check with most common seizure medications and aloe vera and no interactions were noted. You may still want to contact your healthcare providers office if taking oral aloe vera to confirm safety.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Is it a good idea to put on some aloe vera 24 hours after using veet?

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Dr. Richard Shewbridge
Endocrinology 33 years experience
Likely to soothe.: Aloe vera is well-known for its skin-soothing proprerties. Give it a try.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it ok to put on aloe vera 24 hours after using veet?

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Dr. Richard Shewbridge
Endocrinology 33 years experience
Likely to soothe.: Aloe vera is well-known for its skin-soothing proprerties. Give it a try.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What type of benefits do you get from drinking aloe vera?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Benefits: Aloe vera juice can assist with digestion if ingested prior to a meal. It can be used to prevent & treat constipation. Aloe vera is reported to help some types of anemia. Some studies suggest that it may be helpful with weight loss & lowering blood glucose levels.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Mildly allergic to aloe vera sometimes. Is there any way to become immune?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Not likely: The immune system has memory and i suspect that aloe allergy will persist and even on exposure in the future, a reaction will occur. Aloe is not an allergen that is traditionally treated with allergy injections such as dust, pollen, dander and mold. Best to avoid.

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