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What is the best way to treat sunburn - allergic to aloe Vera?

What is the best way to treat sunburn - allergic to aloe Vera?

NSAIDs: NSAID will likely reduce the inflammation and pain but probably would not offer faster healing. Be sure to keep the area clean to avoid secondary infection. Cool compresses may lessen the pain. In the final analysis, time is the cure for sunburn. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Aloe Lotion (Definition)

Aloe gel, made from the central part of the aloe leaf, is a common household remedy for minor cuts and burns, as well as sunburns. It can be found in many commercial skin lotions and cosmetics. Aloe contains active compounds that may decrease pain and inflammation and stimulate skin growth and repair. For this reason, aloe vera gel has gained tremendous popularity for relief of burns, with individual success in helping minor burns. In one study, burn sites treated with aloe healed completely in less than 16 days compared to 19 days for sites treated with silver sulfadiazine. In a review of the scientific literature, researchers found that patients who were treated with aloe vera healed an average of almost 9 days sooner than those who weren't treated with the medicinal plant. However, other studies show mixed results, including at least one study that found aloe actually delayed healing. Aloe is best used for minor burns and skin irritations, and should never be applied ...Read more


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

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

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. ...Read more

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Aloe vera juice detox, any reactions to sertraline?

No: Unless you take it as the detox and it runs through you so fast that you poop it out. Take at a different time than the cleanse and that should be fine. ...Read more

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I treated my face with aloe vera to smoothen out the allergic reaction of using benzoyl peroxide.But still my face is itchy and dry!

I treated my face with aloe vera to smoothen out the allergic reaction of using benzoyl peroxide.But still my face is itchy and dry!

Need more: You need a topical antihistamine to act locally at the sit of the allergic reaction. Apply topical benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and consider taking a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or zyrtec oral antihistamine. It is best to be seen by a physician if these basic measures do not help within 24 hours. ...Read more

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Can aloe vera skim be eaten?

Can aloe vera skim be eaten?

If Aloe Vera is: Used orally the gel should be scooped from the leaf (and turned into juice) vice eating the leaf. ...Read more

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Does aloe vera make you break out?

Does aloe vera make you break out?

Aloe Vera: A pure 100% Organic Aloe Vera should not make you break out, however some aloe vera products have green dye and various other chemicals and fillers added which can cause unwanted allergic reactions and breakouts. ...Read more

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Can aloe vera assist from sickness?

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. ...Read more

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How many times should I use aloe vera?

How many times should I use aloe vera?

Natural Medicine: The juice from the aloe vera plant has been used for thousands of years, and is mentioned in ancient roman and egyptian texts. Despite this, the us fda has reservations about its use, and especially its overuse, and its claims for curative properties. Until more is known about it from current studies underway, be very cautious or avoid taking it internally, and limit external treatment to 4-6x/day. ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages of aloe vera?

Allergic reactions.: Rare allergic reactions manifest as a generalized nummular, eczematous and papular dermatitis, as a result of topical application. Aloe vera gel delays wound healing of surgical wounds, such as those after laparotomy or cesarean delivery. Topical aloe preparations should not be used for deep, vertical wounds. ...Read more

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What are the perfect timings to eat aloe vera?

Prior to a meal: Aloe vera juice is reported to aid with digestion if ingested prior to a meal. ...Read more

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Is it bad to leave aloe vera on for the night?

Aloe vera: Sometimes too much of a good thing can be too much of a good thing. Aloe may cause skin irritation. ...Read more

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What is a aloe vera plant exspecially good for?

What is a aloe vera plant exspecially good for?

Aloe Vera: Aloe vera has been purported to topically treat: skin wounds, burns, blisters, insect bites, rashes, sores, herpes, urticaria, fungus, dry skin, allergic reactions, acne, sunburn, frostbite, psoriasis, eczema, wrinkles from aging, rosacea, warts, and vaginal infections. Oral aloe vera is purported to help: congestion, indigestion, stomach ulcers, colitis, hemorrhoids, kidney infections and prostate. ...Read more

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Does aloe vera counteract withseizure medicine?

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. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the benefits of consuming aloe vera?

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. ...Read more

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Is aloe Vera and aloe vesta the same or different? Thanks

Not the same but...: Aloe Vera is a medicinal plant that has many proven benefits, both topically and when taken internally. Aloe Vesta is a line of commercial skin care products that contain many different ingredients, one of which is aloe vera. I can't comment on the effectiveness of Aloe Vesta products but Aloe vera is a wonderful herb. See http://tinyurl.com/35ubwlw for more on aloe vera benefits. ...Read more

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Could eating raw aloe vera poisonous?

Don't know of it: Being poison. But, the inner gel is scooped out of the leaf vice eating the leaf. According to nih – when whole leaf aloe vera juice is used longer than a week it can lead to laxative dependency. It can also lead to v absorption of medications. Per nih there may be ^’ed colon cancer risk when aloe that contains latex is taken orally for over a year. ...Read more

Using Aloe (Definition)

The Aloe vera plant has been used for thousands of years to heal a variety of conditions, most notably burns, wounds, skin irritations, and constipation. It is grown in most subtropical and tropical locations, including South Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Aloe was one of the most frequently prescribed medicines throughout most of the 18th and 19th centuries and it remains one of the most commonly used herbs in the United States today. However, oral use of aloe for constipation is no longer recommended, as it can ...Read more