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Allergic Reactions To Aloe Vera
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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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
I used a face cream yesterday and had an allergic reaction now everything i put on my skin is reacting even aloe vera. What can I use to moisturise?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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