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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?

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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Does aloe vera really help your skin?

Does aloe vera really help your skin?

Aloe Vera for Skin: Not significantly to my knowledge. However, aloe vera can have a cooling, soothing effect. ...Read more

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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